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Brightmail Invades Europe in War Against Email ThreatsIsps in Europe And Asia

January 26, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 26, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Brightmail, Inc., the leading provider of message filtering solutions, announced today that it has launched into the international marketplace, making the Brightmail Solution Suite immediately available to ISPs, ASPs, wireless providers and enterprises in Europe and Asia to protect email users from spam and other email-borne threats. The Brightmail Solution Suite is composed of the Brightmail Anti-Spam Solution and the Brightmail Anti-Virus Solution. Brightmail is preparing to announce two of Europe's leading ISPs as the its first international customers.

"Brightmail's expansion into Europe and Asia validates that its our mailwall, consisting of the Brightmail Solution Suite, is a necessity for ISPs, ASPs, wireless providers and enterprises, no matter where they're located," said Gary Hermansen, CEO of Brightmail. "Because the Brightmail mailwall is dynamic, it can be implemented anywhere and respond to new email-borne threats as they emerge. The mailwall will help our international customers protect their privacy by mitigating spam and preventing email virus attacks before they can ever reach the end user."

According to Boardwatch Magazine, the average ISP loses four to eight percent of its subscriber base to churn each month. A 1999 Gartner Group survey found that the overwhelming majority, 73.8%, of Internet users believe their ISP should be a principal spam regulator. By stopping spam and email viruses, ISPs can reduce customer churn and improve their bottom line. "These ISPs are protecting not only their customers' privacy, but also their own bottom lines."

Brightmail Solution Suite Includes Leading Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus Solutions

The Brightmail Anti-Spam Solution combines cutting-edge message-filtering software with the Brightmail Logistics and Operations Center (BLOC), which is staffed by spam-fighting experts. These experts work around the clock to identify spam using the Probe Network, a collection of millions of email addresses that trap spam for analysis. Brightmail Anti-Spam Solution is designed for ISPs and ASPs looking for a cost-effective, reliable method of stopping spam from reaching their customers.

The Brightmail Anti-Virus Solution identifies and eliminates email-borne viruses quickly and effectively at the server level before malicious code can reach end-user mailboxes. The Brightmail Anti-Spam Solution and Anti-Virus Solution are part of the Brightmail Solution Suite, the first complete email security system for carrier-class messaging systems.

About Brightmail

Brightmail, Inc. provides advanced message management solutions that enable ISPs, wireless carriers, ASPs, Internet portals, and enterprises to protect their email systems from abuse. The Brightmail Solution Suite is a carrier-class mailwall that prevents spam and viruses from entering the message flow. The Brightmail Probe Network continuously monitors millions of email messages and the Brightmail Logistics and Operations Center' (BLOC) produces and deploys countermeasures to our customer's email networks such as AT&T WorldNet, Critical Path, Excite@Home, Earthlink, Motorola, MSN, and many other leading service providers.

NOTE: Brightmail, Probe Network, Brightmail Logistics and Operations Center, BLOC and the Brightmail Solution Suite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brightmail, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Brightmail, Inc.

CONTACT: Chris Halcon of Brightmail, Inc., 415-365-6174, or URL:

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