Sunbelt Software Announces Major Upgrades to its VIPRE and CounterSpy Product Lines

March 2, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ — RSA Conference 2010 — Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, today announced a significant upgrade to its VIPRE® endpoint security technology platform. This improved platform is the core of the company’s new Version 4.0 VIPRE and CounterSpy® products for both consumers and enterprises. (See related announcements, “Sunbelt Software Announces Major Upgrade to VIPRE Enterprise, Expands Line to Include New Premium Edition” and “Sunbelt Software Upgrades VIPRE, Announces New VIPRE Antivirus Premium).

The 4.0 architecture includes a refresh of Sunbelt Software’s performance-optimized anti-malware technology, the addition of optional firewall, Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) functionality, along with an entirely new framework for managing enterprise endpoints. Version 4.0 continues Sunbelt’s rich history of an intense focus on performance and customer experience and is the key foundation to Sunbelt’s anti-malware strategy.

“The evolution and acceleration of malware development over the past five years is unprecedented and requires a fundamental shift in how detection technology is engineered,” said Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software. “Many vendors have added layer upon layer of capabilities onto already bloated, outdated anti-malware engines in a flawed attempt to catch up. When we released VIPRE, we took a different approach, building a new product entirely on new proprietary next-generation technology. Now, we’ve taken that same technology to the next level with the release of our 4.0 platform, which delivers strong, comprehensive malware protection and continues the performance standard we established with VIPRE.”

The new 4.0 platform products are as follows:

VIPRE Antivirus 4.0 – A major update of the successful VIPRE 3.1 Antivirus + Antispyware product featuring extensive under-the-hood enhancements, including 64-bit rootkit support, support for Scan Extensions in Mozilla Firefox (equivalent to Browser Helper Objects in Internet Explorer), support for more file types, and a number of other improvements.

VIPRE Antivirus Premium 4.0 – A feature-rich professional and consumer edition that includes a bi-directional desktop firewall, HIPS, IDS, malicious web filtering, ad blocking, anti-phishing, and more.

VIPRE Enterprise 4.0 - Enhancing the established VIPRE Enterprise product, with a brand new management console, as well as new VIPRE 4.0 agents. The enterprise management console provides comprehensive support for large enterprise environments, with a multi-site tiering model.

VIPRE Enterprise Premium 4.0 – The ultimate enterprise security release, combining the Enterprise product with Premium features including a bi-directional desktop firewall, HIPS, IDS, malicious web filtering and more.

CounterSpy 4.0 and CounterSpy Enterprise 4.0 - Two sub-sets of VIPRE focused on pure antispyware protection, CounterSpy has been upgraded with many of the same under-the-hood enhancements as the core VIPRE 4.0 product, while CounterSpy Enterprise has been upgraded with the same platform enhancements found in VIPRE Enterprise 4.0 including a new management console and multi-site tiering model.

About Sunbelt Software

Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Fla., Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security software including enterprise antivirus, antispyware, email security, and malware analysis tools. Leading products include the VIPRE® and CounterSpy® product lines, Sunbelt Exchange Archiver(TM), CWSandbox(TM), and ThreatTrack(TM).

For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company’s website at http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com. To learn more about current activities, products, and ideas at Sunbelt Software, please visit Sunbelt’s corporate blog at http://www.sunbeltblog.com. To view this release online, go to http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/Press/Releases/?id=334.

Contact: Brian Alberti of Davies Murphy Group, +1-781-418-2403, Sunbelt@daviesmurphy.com

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