Commtouch's (CTCH) anti-spam email engine will be integrated into the product offerings of China's Rising Technology.

With a market share of 23.4%, Rising Corporation is China's leading SCM (secure content management) vendor.

"We have every intention of capturing the Chinese anti-spam market — by leveraging our leadership position in the AV market and the superior performance of our Commtouch-based products," said Yiding Mao, Vice President of Rising Corporation.

"Chinese spam is simply different, and importing western anti-spam technologies to China is no trivial matter. Our extensive laboratory evaluations showed that many solutions which work well in the US, fail to reach the same performance in China. This includes leading solutions based on heuristic content analysis, 'honeypots' and 'cocktails' integrating multiple protection layers. Commtouch's technology stood out because it was able to maintain its performance when deployed in China. Partnering with Commtouch means offering our customers the best performance on the market, while continuing to focus our R&D efforts on our core business, AV solutions."

Ronni Zehavi, Vice President of Business Development at Commtouch, explained: "Commtouch's RPD technology is network-based, so it identifies spam outbreaks according to their massive distribution patterns. This means that content and language are irrelevant — and the engine works as well in Chinese as in any other language.

"This agreement is an important milestone in our global business strategy. Through our continuing focus on this globally successful OEM business model, we intend to launch additional collaborative agreements with partners in the Asia Pacific region. This agreement, and the ones to follow, should have a positive impact on the financial results of 2006."

Beijing Rising Technology Corp., Ltd., formerly known as Beijing Rising Computer Technology Development Co., Ltd., was established in November 1991, and became a stock company in April 1998. Rising is the first professional software company in China dedicated to computer antivirus and related research. The company offers a variety of computer antivirus and information security products including antivirus software, hardware and middleware as well as firewall, IDS and vulnerability defense systems.

Currently, Rising is China's largest provider of comprehensive antivirus and security-related products. In the Standardized Evaluation of Antivirus Products organized by China's Ministry of Public Security, both Rising Antivirus Personal Edition and Network Edition were awarded the first prize for the past four years.

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