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Alex Eckelberry Joins Computer America Radio Show As Malware Expert

October 28, 2008

Sunbelt Software’s CEO Alex Eckelberry will be joining a prestigious list of on-air correspondents by appearing on the Computer America show as an expert on malware and malware protection. Hosted by Craig Crossman, Computer America is the longest running syndicated radio talk show on computers. Eckelberry will join Crossman on the show’s “Wednesday Madness” program.

Now in its seventeenth broadcast season, nationally syndicated, Computer America is based in the United States and is heard on both the Business TalkRadio Network and the LifeStyle TalkRadio Network. The show airs Monday through Friday, 10 PM to Midnight, ET. Alex Eckelberry will appear on the show’s “Wednesday Madness” segment which features open phone lines on any subject along with surprise guests who drop in unannounced at any given moment. Eckelberry will provide analysis, commentary, and perspective on the malware industry in addition to offering computer security advice.

“Alex and Computer America are a natural fit as malware is becoming far more complex and difficult for users of all levels to understand,” said Craig Crossman. “Our listeners are increasingly being exposed to malware and having access to Alex from the frontline will help them sort through the myths and understand the best approaches for staying safe online.”

“I have been an unabashed fan of Computer America for many years and wanted to give something back,” said Eckelberry. “Helping home computer users protect their systems from spam and malware and attempts to steal their information is a great opportunity to perform a community service. I hope to learn more about the average computer users’ struggles, so that we can use that knowledge to improve our line of security products.”

Craig Crossman has been a national newspaper computer columnist since 1985, now with McClatchy Tribune Newspapers. Crossman’s weekly newspaper column features Q&A, commentary and product reviews and is available to hundreds of newspapers. Crossman’s computer column is carried on McClatchy Tribune’s international newswire service located in Washington D.C., to which hundreds of newspapers subscribe. Crossman can be read on most major online services that subscribe to the wire service as well as on the Computer America web site.

Alex Eckelberry is the CEO of Sunbelt Software, and has over 20 years of experience in technology. Sunbelt Software is a developer of premier security suites from consumer antivirus and antispyware software to enterprise security solutions. Active in the security arena, Eckelberry writes a widely read security blog (www.sunbeltblog.com). In 2005, both he and other security researchers were recognized by Google, Inc. for their contributions to Google’s security and product safety. He is also a co-founder of PIRT, the all-volunteer anti-phishing task force; and also co-founded the Julie Group, a group formed to seek fairness in the intersection of criminal law and technology.

About Sunbelt Software

Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security and management software with product solutions in the areas of antispam and antivirus, antispyware, and vulnerability assessment. Leading products include the CounterSpy and VIPRE product lines, Ninja Email Security, Sunbelt Exchange Archiver, and CWSandbox malware analysis tools. The company, located in Tampa Bay, Florida is part of the French-based Sunbelt International Group.

For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company’s website at: www.sunbeltsoftware.com. To learn more about current activities, products, and ideas at Sunbelt Software, please visit Sunbelt’s corporate blog at www.sunbeltblog.com.

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