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Norman Selects Mailshell To Provide Email Reputation Data, Spam And Phishing Protection

LYSAKER, NORWAY - May 12, 2008 - Norman, the leading supplier of data security software, today announced its selection of Mailshell, the leading OEM provider of email reputation, anti-spam and anti-phishing technology, to provide enhanced protection from email-borne threats for Norman's full range of products. Norman will integrate Mailshell's full engine, including both its SDK and LiveFeed reputation service, into Norman's corporate solutions as well as its Norman Security Suite for home users. Norman's customers will join more than 6,000 companies and 15 million consumers who rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' filters to block spam and phishing.

"Mailshell's engine combines superior detection rates with the best flexibility and ease-of-use among OEM solutions," said Audun Lodemel, vice president of marketing and business development at Norman. "Mailshell's current solution, along with future development roadmap, ensures that we can provide true best-of-breed functionality to our customers."

"Norman already earns great reviews and high marks for customer satisfaction, both for the Norman Security Suite as well as its corporate and OEM-focused solutions," said Tonny Yu, CEO of Mailshell. "By combining real-time reputation technology with Norman's advanced SandBox technology, Norman customers will immediately enjoy even greater protection from new and existing threats."

In addition to Norman's existing array of technologies, its customers will benefit from LiveFeed, Mailshell's email reputation service that provides superior detection from spam bots, computers that are surreptitiously hijacked by spammers to send spam without the owner's knowledge. Mailshell tracks, quantifies and updates reputations in real-time via data collected from its own spam traps, OEM partners who upload anonymous data statistics from their applications, a collaborative network of end users, and a network of data sharing partnerships.

Mailshell LiveFeed is the first solution specifically designed to quantify reputation via advanced statistical models. Unlike other reputation services that provide only a binary 'good' or 'bad' rating, LiveFeed provides granular trust ratings with automated adjustment over time as reputations change. By focusing reputation on mathematical models, rather than simply a 'black list' approach, LiveFeed provides more accurate, highly scalable, language-agnostic detection.

About Norman: Norman ASA is a world leading company within the field of data security, internet protection and analysis tools. Through its SandBox technology Norman offers a unique and proactive protection unlike any other competitor. While focusing on its proactive antivirus technology, the company has formed alliances which enable Norman to offer a complete range of data security services. Norman was established in 1984 and is headquartered in Norway with continental Europe, UK and US as its main markets.

About Mailshell: Mailshell is the world's leading email reputation, anti-spam and anti-phishing engine provider. Via Mailshell's OEM partners, more than 6,000 companies and 15 million consumers worldwide rely on "Powered by Mailshell" filters to block spam and phishing. Mailshell's software helps its OEM partners, including Computer Associates, Secure Computing, Oracle, and ZyXEL, among others, generate new anti-spam revenue, upsell existing products to new anti-spam customers, and cut anti-spam engineering and support costs to near zero. Mailshell's headquarters are in San Francisco. For more information, visit

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