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Total Defense Drives Cloud Security Adoption

Total Defense, Inc., the leading provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime, today announced record bookings growth and key customer wins with its newly released Total Defense for Business cloud security solution. The new solution, which was formally released on December 12th, grew over 600 percent quarter-on-quarter, and received particularly strong traction within the education, healthcare and financial services sectors, validating the significant security, ease of use and return on investment (ROI) benefits realized from a cloud security approach to dealing with cyber threats.

“We have been delighted by our customers’ enthusiastic response to the considerable benefits of Total Defense for Business,” said Paul Lipman, CEO of Total Defense. “Hundreds of customers have adopted Total Defense for Business since its launch, and we expect cloud services to represent over 50 percent of our commercial business this quarter alone.”

Total Defense for Business is the only solution on the market that leverages the power, flexibility and ease of use of cloud computing, with the delivery of complete multi-layered protection, through the integration of three critical security technologies: advanced endpoint anti-malware and application controls; Web filtering and malware protection, and anti-spam and email threat prevention.

“Having endpoint, web and email protection delivered as a single, integrated, cloud service has dramatically reduced the time, hassle and cost of keeping our users and their data secure,” said Jill Gaffey, IT director at Pace University. “Total Defense for Business was simple and painless to deploy; we were up and running with 900 users in just a few hours.”

Organizations are rethinking their approach to security, as traditional approaches are no longer adequate in dealing with the proliferation of threats, increasing regulatory compliance requirements and the rapid adoption of cloud for business applications. Total Defense is dedicated to helping customers meet today’s challenges by offering a game changing product that provides comprehensive, granular, policy controls across endpoint, web and email security.

“Managing security policies across multiple locations, operating systems, devices and security vectors was a major pain point for our IT organization,” said Mike Thompson, security admin at Carter Hospital. “Total Defense for Business allows us to consistently apply and enforce a single set of policies at the cloud level. It couldn’t be any easier!”

“Our users are increasingly mobile and remote, making it challenging to keep them secure using traditional endpoint and gateway security products,” said Jeff Ratschke, IT director at Northwest Passage. “Using Total Defense for Business enables us to keep all of our users protected on a global basis, regardless of their device or location.”

Total Defense provides a free 15-day trial of Total Defense for Business to help organizations understand all of the service's capabilities. To learn more, please visit: http://www.totaldefense.com/cloud.

About Total Defense

Total Defense is a global leader in malware detection and anti-crimeware solutions. Over 40,000 businesses across a wide spectrum of industries have deployed the Company’s solutions, including some of the most sophisticated buyers of security technology worldwide, and over four million consumers worldwide use Total Defense’s products.

Total Defense’s solutions include the industry’s first complete cloud security platform, providing fully integrated endpoint, web and email security through a single Web-based management console with a single set of enforceable security policies. The Company also offers a broad portfolio of leading security products for the consumer market. Total Defense is a former business of CA Technologies, one of the largest software companies in the world, and has operations in New York, California, Europe, Israel and Asia.

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