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Commtouch Introduces On-Premise Email Security Services for Service Providers

New offering continues strategy of enabling partners to deliver cloud-based Security-as-a-Service

MCLEAN, Virginia, January 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based security services, today announced the general availability of Commtouch On-Premise Email Security services for the service provider market. The launch marks the first new product delivered under the Commtouch strategy to provide OEM vendor and service provider partners the technologies and services they need to deliver cloud-based email Security-as-a-Service (SecaaS).  

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On-Premise Email Security augments the existing market-leading messaging security suite that includes: Commtouch Anti-spam, Virus Outbreak Detection, IP Reputation, and AV, which are cloud-assisted services for service provider environments. The new services deliver additional simplified messaging security and optimization functionality, enabling Commtouch to better address the requirements of any service provider that offers email services to end users.

With the new solution, Commtouch partners can more effectively address the twin challenges of improving email Quality of Service (QoS) for customers while reversing the ever-rising cost of service delivery. Because the new services include technology, process, and people, efficiency can be achieved even when partners lack internal resources to manage email security efforts, or they have a complex email infrastructure requiring a customized solution.

The new solution leverages email security technology assets which Commtouch acquired as part of its purchase of Eleven GmbH. The Eleven products are already in use at global organizations such as BMW, SAP, Siemens and Deutsche Telekom / T-Online.

"Our launch of Commtouch On-Premise Email Security for security providers further expands our worldwide opportunity for growth," said Shlomi Yanai, CEO of Commtouch. "This new service continues the transformation of Commtouch from a vendor of security technology components and cloud-assisted detection services, to a Security-as-a-Service supplier that can provide partners with options to greatly lower cost, simplify ownership, and maximize performance for email. Commtouch On-Premise Email Security offers market-proven benefits for service providers desiring the highest level of email security without the ever-increasing expense typically associated with achieving it."

For more information, visit http://www.commtouch.com/email-security-on-premise.

About Commtouch

Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) is a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services for vendors and service providers, increasing the value and profitability of our customers' solutions by protecting billions of Internet transactions on a daily basis. With six global data centers and award-winning, patented technology, Commtouch's email, Web, and  antivirus capabilities easily integrate into our customers' products and solutions, keeping more than 350 million end users safe. To learn more, visit http://www.commtouch.com.

Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch is a registered trademark of Commtouch. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including projections about our business, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. For example, statements in the future tense, and statements including words such as "expect," "plan," "estimate," "anticipate," or "believe" are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on information available to us at the time of the release; we assume no obligation to update any of them. The statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations as a result of numerous factors, including business conditions and growth or deterioration in the Internet market, commerce and the general economy, both domestic as well as international; fewer than expected new-partner relationships; competitive factors, including pricing pressures; technological developments, and products offered by competitors; the ability of our OEM partners to successfully penetrate markets with products integrated with Commtouch technology; a slower than expected acceptance rate for our newer product offerings; availability of qualified staff; and technological difficulties and resource constraints encountered in developing new products,  as well as those risks described in the text of this press release and the company's Annual Reports on Form 20-F and reports on Form 6-K, which are available through  http://www.sec.gov.

Company Contact:                    
Brian Briggs, Chief Financial Officer            
Commtouch                        
+1-703-760-3444                        
brian.briggs@commtouch.com                

Israel Investor Relations Contact:
Iris Lubitch
EffectiveIR
+972-54-252-8007
iris@EffectiveIR.co.il

U.S. Investor Contact:                    
Christopher Chu                    
Grayling                        
+1-646-284-9400                        
commtouch@grayling.com                

Commtouch Media Contact:
Matthew Zintel
Zintel Public Relations
+1-281-444-1590
matthew.zintel@zintelpr.com


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