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Vircom Finalist at the 19th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation & Leadership Awards for “Best Emerging Technology”

Vircom Finalist at the 19th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation & Leadership Awards for "Best Emerging Technology"

Montreal (PRWEB) April 9, 2004

Montreal-based Vircom, developer of Modus e-mail security solutions, announced it has been nominated as a finalist for the CATAAlliance Innovation & Leadership Awards, in the Best Emerging Technology category.

Selected amongst Canada’s leading technology developers, Vircom will compete, next April 27 in Ottawa, in the “Best Emerging Technology” category against two other Canadian companies.

"We are extremely honored to have been selected as finalists", says Sylvain Durocher, President and founder of Vircom. "We are very proud of the Modus Technology and it's gratifying to receive recognition for the colossal work that has gone into it."

Since its release last November, Vircom's Modus 3 technology was welcomed enthusiastically by internet service providers and enterprises alike all across the world. "It is really exciting to see how well our technology is doing for our clients", says Richard Lachance, Vircom's Executive Vice President. "Seeing it recognized by Canadian industry leaders adds to the excitement", concludes Mr. Lachance.

About the CATAAlliance

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada's leading, most influential and entrepreneurial technology alliance. It is committed to growing the global competitiveness of its members, 80% of which are currently active exporters. Because members are action-oriented businesses, CATAAlliance responds with action when members need specific services or activities. The "Traditional Champion" of Canadian research and development, CATAAlliance's mission is to stimulate "Global Business Growth" through the forces of Canadian innovation and strategic partnership.

About Modus3

Vircom's Modus3 technology is based on a holistic model designed to optimize the treatment capacity and to maximize the performance of the anti-spam engine. Spam identification, classification and rejection is performed at 14 different key stages in the filtration process, facilitating early clearance of basic spam messages and yielding maximum CPU throughput to process the more complex, often intentionally malformed messages. Modus-powered solutions were designed for the demanding ISPs and corporate users. They offer an out-of-the-box 98.2% catch rate and 99.99% false positive protection while offering the widest array of productivity and delegation features available in the industry.

About Vircom

Since 1994, Vircom has been specializing in advanced Internet infrastructure and secure messaging solutions for the ever-evolving needs of both its ISP and corporate clients. Vircom is an undeniable force in the anti-spam market with its mature and powerful Modus™ anti-spam technology. With offices in Canada and Europe, Vircom has become a leading player in the secure messaging industry.

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