Commtouch Named Finalist in Five Categories of Info Security Products Guide's Global Excellence Awards

Commtouch Named Finalist in Five Categories of Info Security Products Guide's                            Global Excellence Awards  Winners to be announced in San Francisco on February 27 during awards dinner  PR Newswire  MCLEAN, Virginia, February 4, 2013  MCLEAN, Virginia, February 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Commtouch^® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Commtouch a finalist for the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in five categories:    oAnti-Malware, Anti-Spam or Antivirus (Commtouch Messaging Security     Service)   oEmail Security and Management (Commtouch Messaging Security Service)   oSocial Media, Web Filtering, and Content Security (Commtouch GlobalView™     URL Filtering)   oTomorrow's Technology Today (Upcoming Commtouch Advanced Persistent Threat     Detection)   oBest Overall Security Company of the Year  "We are honored that Info Security Products Guide has recognized Commtouch's messaging and URL filtering services as technological leaders in the industry," said Shlomi Yanai, CEO at Commtouch. "Through constant innovation and a focus on easily deployed cloud-based OEM security solutions, Commtouch technology protects thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users worldwide. We believe this recognition from Info Security Products Guide further validates our commitment to our customers and their security needs."   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120501/529254 )  The prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies. The winners will be announced and honored at the annual Info Security Products Guide awards dinner in San Francisco on February 27, 2013.  About Commtouch Messaging Security Service  With an average of more than 87 billion spam messages emailed each day, organizations face ever-increasing security costs and the constant challenge of maintaining performance for valid email traffic. The Commtouch Messaging Security Service offers service providers and security companies the ability to combat spam at the perimeter and reduce the number of incoming messages by more than 85 percent before they ever enter the network.  About Commtouch's GlobalView URL Filtering  The Commtouch GlobalView URL Filtering solution leverages a unique "in the cloud" infrastructure to provide unprecedented breadth of Web coverage that remains unmatched in the industry. It localizes responses specifically to the needs of end-customers, avoiding the "one size fits all" approach of traditional solutions.  About Upcoming Commtouch Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Detection  Currently in its research and development phase, the Commtouch APT Detection Service will be specifically designed to supplement and enhance gateway security solutions including firewalls, secure Web gateways, UTMs and IDS/IPS solutions. It will detect hosts infected with malicious programs and prevent the extraction of sensitive information and abuse of organizational resources.   About Info Security Products Guide Awards  SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in four annual award programs: The Info Security's Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry's Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer Products Guide's Best Choice Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including people behind them, the products, performance, PR and marketing. To learn more, visit http://www.svusawards.com.  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.    oBlog: http://blog.commtouch.com/cafe   oFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/commtouch   oLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/commtouch   oTwitter: @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  IsraelInvestor 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