September 24, 2008

Commtouch and AXIGEN to Launch Integrated Email Security Product

AXIGEN (, a leading messaging solution provided by Gecad Technologies, and Commtouch(R) (NASDAQ:CTCH) (, a provider of email and web security technology, today announced the signing of a licensing agreement aimed at launching an integrated product combining AXIGEN Mail Server's carrier class messaging with Commtouch's advanced email defense features.

The new bundled AXIGEN-Commtouch product will integrate the Commtouch Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD(TM)) technology into the AXIGEN Mail Server. Recognized as achieving superior detection/accuracy performance, RPD is focused on the most fundamental characteristic of spam and email-borne malware and phishing, namely their mass distribution over the Internet.

The Commtouch SDK embedded in AXIGEN's messaging solutions will work through a real-time connection to Commtouch's Global Detection Centers which analyze large volumes of Internet traffic and identify new spam, virus and phishing outbreaks based on mass distribution patterns. As a result, emerging outbreaks are identified moments after they are introduced into the Internet.

"With spam, malware and phishing messages reaching peaks of over 90% of email transmitted on the Internet and a growing concern for Telcos and Service Providers, we are pleased to provide email security solutions to AXIGEN's carrier and enterprise customer base," said Ido Hadari, Commtouch's vice president of international sales and business development.

"Given our strong IT security background, we recognize Commtouch as a leading provider of cutting-edge technology and powerful email and security solutions. We are confident that the new AXIGEN-Commtouch solution will bring a significantly increased level of protection to our customers' email communication," concluded Oana Bornaz, AXIGEN CEO.

The new bundled AXIGEN-Commtouch product will be available within the AXIGEN Mail Server Enterprise and Service Provider product edition range and will run on the most popular Linux and BSD platforms, for Solaris and for Windows operating systems.

Winner of the ServerWatch 2007 Product Excellence Award for the Communications Server category, the AXIGEN Mail Server features a carrier class technology and outstanding support. Now at version 6.1, AXIGEN is becoming the messaging solution of choice for a growing number of service providers and enterprises worldwide.

About AXIGEN and Gecad Technologies

Established in 2001, Gecad Technologies SA, member of the GECAD Group, is the vendor of AXIGEN, a messaging solution for professionals that ensures an efficient and secure worldwide communication environment and business growth for both service providers and companies of all sizes. Currently, AXIGEN is distributed internationally by over 160 partners from 80 countries and manages email traffic for more than 10,000 companies with 6 million end-users.

Our team of seasoned professionals, with 15 years of experience in messaging and IT security delivers cutting-edge products, by developing an innovative carrier-class technology based on proprietary architectures such as AXIGEN GrowSecure(TM), AXIGEN SmartProcessing(TM) and AXIGEN UltraStorage(TM).

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About Commtouch

Commtouch Software Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTCH) is the source of proven messaging and web security technology for scores of security companies and service providers, founded on a unique datacenter-based approach. Commtouch's expertise in building efficient, massive-scale security services has resulted in its patented technology being used to mitigate Internet threats for thousands of organizations and hundreds and millions of users in over 100 countries.

Commtouch's Real-time Global Detection Centers automatically analyze billions of transactions in real-time to identify new spam, malware and zombie outbreaks as they are initiated. Commtouch's unmatched suite of security offerings -- anti-spam, virus detection, reputation and zombie intelligence services -- work together in a comprehensive feedback loop. Commtouch was founded in 1991, is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has a subsidiary in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information and real-time statistics and trends, see: and the Commtouch Cafe blog at:

Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch is a registered trademark, of Commtouch Software Ltd. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch.