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Commtouch's New Mobile Security for Android Combats Fast-Growing Number of Mobile Threats



  Commtouch's New Mobile Security for Android Combats Fast-Growing Number of
                                Mobile Threats

OEM-focused service with an Android SDK is the first to combine antivirus and
Web security

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Virginia, January 15, 2013

MCLEAN, Virginia, January 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Commtouch^® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology
and cloud-based services, today announced general availability of its new
Mobile Security for Android. It is the first-ever OEM solution that offers
cloud-assisted antivirus and Web security services delivered through a single,
easy to integrate client SDK for the popular mobile operating system.

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The more than 400 million Android devices around the globe are an appealing
hotbed of opportunity for cyber criminals. In 2012, Commtouch's lab saw a
steep increase from 6,000 Android-specific threats in January to more than
360,000 by year-end. The escalating threat includes multi-functional Trojans
that steal data, send texts to premium-rate numbers, and steal credentials and
phone data from end users.

The alarming growth rate of threats illustrates a clear need for vendors and
service providers in the mobile space to add security functionality for the
protection of their end users. Designed specifically for the OEM market,
Commtouch's new Mobile Security for Android offers proven antivirus and Web
security technology backed by a global infrastructure that organizations can
easily add to their products and services. It offers:

  o Superior detection of known and previously unseen Android malware with
    heuristic and hash-based scanning
  o Secure mobile browsing and prevention of mobile phishing attacks
  o Scanning of files, apps, SMS, MMS and email attachments
  o Complete flexibility with on-demand and on-access scanning

The Mobile Security service and its client-based SDK use very little memory,
bandwidth and battery time, leveraging the threat detection power of
Commtouch's global cloud infrastructure instead of client-side resources. The
SDK supports partner applications that deliver best-of-breed end-user
experience.

Commtouch's Mobile Security for Android was designed to offer essential and
quick differentiation for vendors and service providers, including:

  o Mobile Device Management (MDM) providers
  o Mobile business app developers
  o Device manufacturers
  o SaaS providers
  o App stores
  o Security vendors

"There's no question that protection against Android-specific threats is
needed now more than ever," said Helmuth Freericks, vice president of
antivirus products at Commtouch. "The new offering provides OEM partners with
the unique opportunity to offer integrated antivirus and Web security for
Android environments. We have specifically designed the SDK to be easily
integrated - allowing our partners to rapidly provide added value to customers
with mobile security technology that continually outperforms the competition."

About Commtouch's Mobile Security for Android

Designed specifically for the OEM market, Commtouch's Mobile Security for
Android enables vendors and service providers to differentiate their offerings
with easy-to-integrate antivirus and Web security capabilities that
consistently defeat Android threats. The SDK won't impact device performance
or user experience while detecting both known and previously unseen malware.
To learn more, visit

http://www.commtouch.com/mobile-security-for-android.

About Commtouch

Commtouch^® (NASDAQ: CTCH) is a leading provider of Internet security
technology and cloud-based services for vendors and service providers,
increasing the value and profitability of customers' solutions by protecting
billions of Internet transactions on a daily basis. With six global data
centers and renowned technology, Commtouch's email, Web, and antivirus
capabilities easily integrate into customers' products and solutions, keeping
more than 350 million end users safe. To learn more, visit
http://www.commtouch.com.

  o Blog: http://blog.commtouch.com/cafe
  o Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/commtouch
  o LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/commtouch
  o Twitter: @Commtouch

Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and
Commtouch is a registered trademark of Commtouch. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is
owned by Commtouch. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.

Company Contact:
Brian Briggs, Chief Financial Officer
Commtouch
+1-703-760-3444
brian.briggs@commtouch.com

U.S. Investor Contact:
Christopher Chu
Grayling
+1-646-284-9400
commtouch@grayling.com

Israel Investor Relations Contact:
Iris Lubitch
EffectiveIR
+972-54-252-8007
Iris@EffectiveIR.co.il

Commtouch Media Contact:
Matthew Zintel
Zintel Public Relations
+1-281-444-1590
matthew.zintel@zintelpr.com

SOURCE Commtouch
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