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AhnLab Selects Mailshell Anti-Phishing Engine to Enhance AOS' Web Security

SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2013 - Mailshell, the leading provider of Internet security engines for OEMs, today announced its selection by AhnLab to provide advanced phishing protection. AhnLab, one of the leading anti-virus providers in Asia, has integrated the Mailshell Anti-Phishing SDK into its AhnLab Online Security solution. AhnLab is the fifth major AV provider within the last year to license Mailshell protection from web-based phishing. Thousands of companies and millions of consumers rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' engines for internet security.

AhnLab Online Security (AOS) is designed to provide security for online transactions. Regardless of the security protocols used on a local computer, AOS provides complete security for the online transaction. Unlike a typical single-purpose security solution, AOS combines three key security elements, AOS Secure Browser, AOS Anti Keylogger and AOS Firewall, into a security solution that prevents the leakage of information and thwarts attempts to compromise online financial transactions.

"We selected Mailshell because it provides accurate phishing detection along with the largest, most accessible network of data centers," said Jason Ahn, Head of Global Business at AhnLab. "Mailshell meets our customers' expectations for maximum accuracy with minimal latency across all geographies."

Mailshell's Anti-Phishing SDK provides complete and consistently accurate protection against phishing. The solution includes a local SDK, as well as access to Mailshell LiveFeed, a real-time data service that combines heuristics with advanced statistical models to accurately identify new phishing scams worldwide within minutes. By focusing phishing detection on a combination of heuristics and mathematical models, rather than simply a 'URL black list' approach, Mailshell's Anti-Phishing SDK provides more accurate, highly scalable detection. Mailshell has more than 60 LiveFeed data centers in more than 20 countries on six continents for maximum availability and minimum latency.

"Phishing remains a tricky problem for most other security vendors," said Eytan Urbas, vice president at Mailshell. "With thousands of new, sophisticated phishing campaigns every day, each with an extremely short life-span, very few vendors can offer an accurate, global, and near real-time solution."

Mailshell's SDKs are available on more than 10 operating systems and require as little as 32KB of code on the device. Mailshell's SDKs are embedded into security, networking and messaging products including software appliances, SaaS platforms, gateway security software, desktop security suites, UTM, mobile devices, wireless access points, firewalls, modems, and other low memory devices. In addition to SDKs for phishing protection, Mailshell offers an Anti-Spam SDK, a DNS SDK for secure, encrypted DNS protection and the LiveFeed SDK for URL filtering and content categorization.

About Mailshell: Mailshell ( is the leading provider of Internet security engines for OEMs, including SDKs for Internet traffic reputation, anti-spam, anti-phishing, DNS security and URL filtering. Mailshell's software helps its global network OEM partners, including WatchGuard, Check Point, ESET, AVG, Avast, NETGEAR, GFI, and others, generate new revenue, up-sell existing products to new customers and minimize related engineering and support costs. Follow Mailshell on Twitter at

About AhnLab: Headquartered in South Korea and with US HQ in San Francisco, AhnLab Inc. (KRX: 053800) develops industry-leading security solutions and provides professional services that are designed to secure and protect critical business and personal information. As a leading innovator in the information security arena for more than 20 years, AhnLab's cutting edge products and services fulfill the stringent security requirements of both enterprises and individual users. AhnLab's products and services include anti-virus solutions, network, mobile and online game security, security management and consulting services. Today, AhnLab boasts a network of sales and research operations in more than 20 countries worldwide.

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