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Worldtalk, IBM Sign Bundling Pact

IBM Corp. Monday announced it will bundle its eNetwork Firewall with Worldtalk Corp.'s e-mail firewall, WorldSecure Server.

The IBM eNetwork Firewall's features including S/MIME encryption and digital signature, anti-virus scanning, Internet access control, SPAM prevention and control filtering.

IBM will also become a reseller of WorldSecure Server.

In addition to being used in corporate America, WorldSecure is also used by the Securities and Exchange Commission to ensure no e-mail is sent that violates agency rules and regulations.

IBM eNetwork Firewall customers can download an evaluation copy of WorldSecure Server from IBM's Web page.

"E-mail security is high on the list of information security requirements," said Gerry Young, IBM eNetwork firewall projects office manager. "Our customers use e-mail as a primary business communication tool. They are concerned about liabilities and risks associated with the lack of e-mail security. WorldSecure's comprehensive e-mail security solution offers a unique way to protect e-mail systems and significantly adds to the benefits of the IBM eNetwork Firewall Solution Pack."

"Organizations no longer settle for point security solutions," said Simon Khalaf, vice president of marketing at Worldtalk Corporation. "Our customers are looking for comprehensive solutions that bring together firewalls with e-mail and content security solutions. This is what IBM's solution pack provides."