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Qubux and Mailshell Join to Extend Security and Protection for Sun Cobalt Server Appliances

SANTA CLARA, CA/PORTLAND, OR - August 7, 2002 - Qubux, a leading provider of server appliance application solutions for Sun Cobalt today announced an agreement with Mailshell, creator of the most accurate and reliable anti-spam software, to provide spam protection for the Sun Cobalt line of server appliances. Qubux will offer QSC, a special version of Mailshell's artificial intelligence-based anti-spam product, both as a stand-alone solution and in a stack of security applications that includes QFS, Qubux' artificial intelligence-based content filtering, and QAV, its anti-virus filtering solution.

Qubux's complete security stack will be deployed on Sun Cobalt's new general purpose Linux server being introduced at Linux World in San Francisco, August 12, 2002. The security stack will also be available via all other current Sun Cobalt platform offerings.

With this added technology, Sun Cobalt servers get a significant increase in security against outside intrusion, an increasing concern for servers world wide. Mailshell blocks up to 99 percent of spam without false positives or lost messages.

"Qubux is extremely excited to add Mailshell's technology to its growing foundation of security protection for Sun Cobalt server appliances," said Craig Beck, President of Qubux, Inc. "We will continue to research and integrate the very best technologies available providing the highest levels security possible for Sun Cobalt servers."

"Qubux has a reputation for leveraging best-of-breed security solutions," said Eytan Urbas, vice president of Mailshell. "By combining our reliable, accurate and scaleable anti-spam software into Qubux's security stack, we're able to bring greater protection to Qubux's customers than ever before."

Qubux, founded in 2000, is a leading Internet application integration and development company. The company specializes in providing security application payloads enabling server appliance manufacturers, distributors, and resellers to expand their revenue potential and security protection in the ever expanding web-based application market. For more information, please contact Qubux at 503-283-4700 or visit the Qubux website at

Mailshell ( offers the most accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use anti-spam technology. Mailshell blocks virtually all spam by combining proprietary rules-based filtering with its SpamCatcher Network, a database of millions of email fingerprints, to determine the probability that each piece of email is spam. Mailshell was founded in January of 1999 and currently blocks spam for more than 800,000 people worldwide.

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