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  1. 1. PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IronPort Reduces Power Consumption and Improves Efficiency with High Performance Security Solutions 95 Percent of Fortune’s Most Accountable Companies Rely on IronPort Products to Support Green Initiatives SAN BRUNO, Calif. – May 21, 2008 – IronPort Systems Inc. – a leading provider of enterprise spam, virus and spyware protection, and now part of Cisco – today announced that its high performance security solutions are helping its customers dramatically reduce their power consumption and data center footprint. IronPort is not only helping enterprises save money, but its products are contributing positively to its customers’ environmental initiatives. In fact, IronPort’s products are currently in use by 95 percent of Fortune magazine’s 100 Most Accountable Companies, which are ranked by their commitment to social and environmental goals. “Spam volumes continue to double annually and now completely dominate legitimate mail volumes. Without spam mitigation tools, enterprises would need to double email capacity annually, a practically unbearable burden,” said Peter Christy, founder of the Internet Research Group. “Effective spam tools protect email resources from growing spam volumes but still require scaling these engines to deal with growing spam volumes. IronPort’s purpose engineered mail processors deliver significantly more throughput than competitive alternatives; that translates into fewer spam servers and reduced power and space requirements. This benefit is compounded by IronPort’s effective reputation services, which drops most of the spam traffic at the network connection level before the spam engines need to process it. On balance, IronPort delivers leading spam mitigation per Joule of energy invested, an attribute of growing importance as spam volumes and energy prices continue to rise unabated.” IronPort’s security products are 66% more effective than competing solutions in reducing power consumption and data center footprint1. The company’s products are five to 10 times faster than competitors’ offerings, enabling customers to replace multiple devices from other manufacturers with a single, highly efficient IronPort security appliance. By developing extremely high performance security appliances, IronPort enables customers to use less power when scanning incoming content for threats such as viruses, malware and spam. Edge filtering also stops more malicious and suspicious content 1 Internal IronPort Research WWW.IRONPORT.COM IRONPORT SYSTEMS, INC. 950 Elm Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066 phone 650.989.6500 fax 650.989.6543
  2. 2. from entering an organization’s network, requiring less storage of unnecessary data. These features translate into real savings because customers are able to reduce power consumption and their data center footprint. “At IronPort, our focus has always been on creating a clean, safe Internet experience for our customers,” said Tom Gillis, vice president of marketing at IronPort. “Many of our customers have realized the benefits – both to the bottom line and their social responsibilities – of utilizing IronPort’s security appliances.” Many of the top companies around the world are utilizing IronPort products. IronPort customers include 95 of the top 100 Most Accountable companies as ranked by Fortune magazine, as well 42 percent of Fortune 100 companies. “With our previous vendor, we needed a number of devices to ensure that our network was secure. This configuration was not only expensive to deploy and maintain, but it used a lot of valuable rack space,” said Frank Miller, chief technical officer at BendBroadband. “IronPort has significantly simplified our security infrastructure. With a single IronPort box, we receive unsurpassed security services in a smaller footprint, allowing us to save space in our data center.” About IronPort Systems IronPort Systems Inc., headquartered in San Bruno, Calif., is a business unit of Cisco Systems, Inc. IronPort is the leading provider of anti-spam, anti-virus and anti-spyware appliances for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. IronPort appliances utilize SenderBase®, the world's largest e-mail and Web threat detection network and database. IronPort products are innovative and easy-to-use – providing breakthrough performance and playing a mission-critical role in a company's network infrastructure. To learn more about IronPort products and services, please visit: Copyright © 2008 Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC. All rights reserved. IronPort, the IronPort logo and SenderBase are registered trademarks of Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC or their respective owners. While every effort is made to ensure the information given is accurate, IronPort does not accept liability for any errors or mistakes which may arise. Specifications and other information in this document may be subject to change without notice. Press / Analysts If you are a reporter or analyst and want more information on IronPort Systems please contact: David Oro Suzanne Matick IronPort Systems IronPort Systems 707.558.8585 831.479.1888 WWW.IRONPORT.COM 2