German ISP NetCologne Selects Commtouch Anti-Spam Technology

         German ISP NetCologne Selects Commtouch Anti-Spam Technology

Commtouch On-Premise Email Security utilizes Eleven eXpurgate technology

PR Newswire

McLEAN, Virginia, April 10, 2013

McLEAN, Virginia, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Commtouch^® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology
and cloud-based services, today announced that NetCologne Gesellschaft für
Telekommunikation mbH, one of the leading regional Internet and
telecommunication service providers in Germany, is now protecting its email
inboxes against spam, malware and phishing using the Commtouch On-Premise
Email Security solution. It incorporates the award-winning eXpurgate
technology, developed by German email security provider Eleven, which was
acquired by Commtouch in 2012.

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NetCologne has integrated On-Premise Email Security into its existing email
infrastructure. The solution combines consistently reliable spam detection
with a particularly low false positive rate, which effectively excludes the
false categorization of important, individual emails to the greatest extent
possible. The solution also allows NetCologne to reject spam, phishing and
malware email during the transmission process. This increases customer
protection against undesirable, dangerous emails and reduces the load on
in-house email infrastructure.

On-Premise Email Security, including the eXpurgate technology, was developed
with a focus on the needs and requirements of Internet service providers and
carriers and combines high spam and malware detection and low false positive
rates with unlimited scalability. It is deployed by the majority of Germany's
Internet service providers, among them Deutsche Telekom/T-Online, 1&1, O2,
Kabel Deutschland and freenet. Major North American service providers,
including Cox and Hostway, are also using spam protection from Commtouch.

NetCologne has more than 800 employees and operates more than 550,000 email
inboxes for its customers. As a regional Internet service provider, the
company supplies a large area in the west of Germany with future-proof
communication technology, and offers innovative Web mail solutions to private
and business customers.

"The eXpurgate technology delivers NetCologne a solution that completely meets
our requirements in all important points," said Thomas Henritzi, head of
network engineering and design at NetCologne. "This applies to the features of
the spam and malware detection applications as well as for the option of
rejecting emails during the transmission process and the scalability of the
solution - which is a key aspect from the point of view of an Internet service
provider. Email Security On-Premise allows us to provide our customers with
improved protection from spam and malware and helps us enhance customer

"With NetCologne, we have successfully acquired one of the largest, most
important regional telecommunication and Internet providers in Germany," said
Robert Rothe, Commtouch CTO and Eleven founder. "We developed our solution to
meet the particularly rigorous requirements of ISPs and carriers. NetCologne's
decision to deploy our solution is renewed confirmation for our strategy of
optimizing our solutions for this sophisticated market in particular."

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 our customers' solutions by
protecting billions of Internet transactions on a daily basis. With 12 global
data centers and award-winning, patented technology, Commtouch's email, Web,
and antivirus capabilities easily integrate into our customers' products and
solutions, keeping safe more than 350 million end users. To learn more, visit

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