Hidden Costs of Open Source Email Security to be Highlighted in Commtouch cPanel Conference Presentation

September 22, 2009 by  

Web Hosting Tools Sunnyvale, CA – Commtouch® (Nasdaq: CTCH), a leading provider of email and Web security technology, announced today it will speak about the hidden costs of open source email security solutions at the cPanel Conference in Houston, TX.

Hosting providers implementing anti-spam and anti-malware solutions often employ open source software because it offers what commercial products cannot — it is free or very low cost. What hosting providers often do not measure, however, is the total cost of operating open source software and its efficiency in comparison to commercial products.

“Open source may seem like the most cost effective solution in many areas, including fighting spam or malware,” said Stoney Brooks, director of business development at Commtouch, who will be presenting at the conference. “It is important to remember that free isn’t always totally free, and these solutions often do not provide adequate protection from the growing onslaught of spam and viruses.”

During the presentation at cPanel, Mr. Brooks will use case studies to illustrate how open source solutions can seriously impact expenses – both capital and operating – in ways that are not always obvious. He will also provide a framework for hosting providers to evaluate other ways to both reduce costs and provide better email protection.

The Commtouch session is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 7 at the Hilton Americas Hotel, 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX. A short video outlining the benefits Commtouch offers hosting providers can be found at:

Commtouch will also have a booth at the three-day conference, which takes place October 5 – 7, where hosting providers can drop by and learn more about Commtouch’s patented anti-spam technology and its plug-ins for SpamAssassin, cPanel, and other popular hosting control panel solutions.

About cPanel
cPanel is a leading Web Hosting Control Panel Software provider supplying hosting automation tools to numerous data centers and customers all around the world. cPanel offers web hosting software that automates the intricate workings of web hosting servers. cPanel products are used on tens of thousands of servers worldwide to equip server administrators with the tools they need to provide top notch hosting to their customers. Since our beginnings in 1997, cPanel has been setting the standard for web hosting automation.

About Commtouch
Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) provides proven messaging and Web security technology to more than 100 security companies and service providers for integration into their solutions. Commtouch’s patented Recurrent Pattern Detection™ (RPD™) and GlobalView™ technologies are founded on a unique cloud-based approach, and work together in a comprehensive feedback loop to protect effectively in all languages and formats. Commtouch technology automatically analyzes billions of Internet transactions in real-time in its global data centers to identify new threats as they are initiated, protecting email infrastructures and enabling safe, compliant browsing. The company’s expertise in building efficient, massive-scale security services has resulted in mitigating Internet threats for thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users in 190 countries. Commtouch was founded in 1991, is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has a subsidiary in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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