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CSC Offers Virus, Spam, Porn Blocking Software

IT outsourcing giant Computer Sciences Corp. is offering e-mail security software from MessageLabs to prevent viruses, spam and porn from infiltrating corporate networks.

The deal shows that "large systems integrators are recognizing the value that it provides to the enterprise market," a spokesman for London-based MessageLabs said. Recently, MessageLabs inked a similar agreement with IBM Global Services in the Asia-Pacific region.

The CSC contract includes MessageLabs' flagship portfolio, including SkyScan AV (anti-virus), SkyScan AS (anti-spam) and SkyScan AP (anti-porn).

The system is powered by a network of e-mail processors throughout the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, United States and Hong Kong, and is centrally managed from a global operations center.

In all, it scans e-mail for over one million users, blocking infected or suspect messages before they reach the customer network boundary. Skeptic, MessageLabs' patented scanning technology, identifies new viruses without the need for signatures.

"The SkyScan services are extremely effective and, operating outside our environment, do not adversely affect delivery times," said Goree Waugh, director of global collaborative computing services for El Segundo, Calif.-based CSC.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, CSC has a wide reach in the enterprise and government markets. Its services include: design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting, and management consulting.

In other CSC news, the company today said it has achieved several regulatory milestones related to its proposed $950 million acquisition of DynCorp, an IT outsourcer specializing in government work. DynCorp. shareholders are scheduled to vote on the merger March 7.