SurfWatch Selected by Google for Content Filtering Services
Powerful Search Engine Joins Growing List of SurfWatch Corporate Customers
Scotts Valley, CA (May 9, 2000) – SurfWatch Software, a division of JSB Software Technologies plc, (EASDAQ: JSBS/London: JSB) today announced a licensing agreement to provide content services to Google, the world wide web’s fastest growing search destination site. Under the terms of the agreement, SurfWatch will provide its premier content services to Google to augment its filtering search technology
Google’s mature content filter will enable users to employ a service that instantly discards objectionable material when displaying search results. Once launched, the new filter will restrict access across four core categories including pornography, hate speech, drugs and alcohol.
"SurfWatch is pleased to add Google to our growing list of corporate customers," said Steve Purdham, president of JSB Software. "Our track record for safeguarding the Internet makes SurfWatch an instant value-add to search engines such as Google and further provides users with a personalized and rewarding search experience."
"Many Google users prefer not to have mature-themed sites such as pornography included in their search results," said Sergey Brin, co-founder and president of Google. "Our agreement with SurfWatch allows Google to continue to provide our users with the best possible search experience."
SurfWatch’s agreement with Google is one of a growing number between SurfWatch and industry leading manufacturers of digital devices and online services. Additional strategic SurfWatch partners include: Yahoo!, Disney, AT&T;, WebTrends, Alta Vista, Tumbleweed Communications, Web TV, Netpliance and Excite@home.
SurfWatch, a division of JSB Software Technologies plc, provides leading content management solutions for information appliances, Internet services, and large networks. Providing the only patented filtering technology available, SurfWatch products monitor or block content in five core filtering categories (sexually explicit, violence, hate speech, drugs/alcohol, and gambling). SurfWatch has created the Professional Edition as a specific solution tailored for corporate use to enable employers to manage their employees’ use of the Internet to conserve bandwidth, improve productivity and reduce legal liability. The Professional Edition provides 15 additional categories, including web-based chat, to address productivity concerns. SurfWatch works with a wide range of strategic partners including Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO), Disney (NYSE: DIS), AT&T; (NYSE: T), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Alta Vista, WebTV, BigPlanet, Netscape (NASDAQ: NCSP), Tumbleweed Communications (NASDAQ: TMWD), Excite @Home (NASDAQ: ATHM), and WorldGate (NASDAQ: WGAT). More information about the company can be found at www.surfwatch.com.
JSB Software Technologies plc (EASDAQ: JSBS/London AIM: JSB) is a developer and provider of infrastructure software in the Internet networking and connectivity sector. As the prime architect for the Windows Sockets standard, JSB is a provider of innovative communications for the world’s leading ISVs. JSB works with a range of strategic partners including Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP), Hewlett Packard (NASDAQ: HWP), IBM (NASDAQ: IBM), ICSA, ISS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSX), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT and Tivoli Systems. JSB’s North American headquarters are based in Scotts Valley, California and world headquarters are in Congleton, near Manchester in the UK. More information on the company can be found at www.jsb.com.
About Google, Inc.
Google, Inc. exists to provide the best Internet search experience, and accomplishes this for millions of users daily by delivering a powerful, fast, and easy-to-use search service for finding the most relevant information. Google has received numerous industry awards for its technological innovations, including "Best Search Engine on the Internet" from Yahoo! Internet Life. Google recently was ranked No. 1 in user satisfaction and loyalty in a leading independent research firm’s Search & Portal Site Tracking Study, with 97 percent of users surveyed indicating they would recommend Google to a friend. A growing number of companies, including Netscape and The Washington Post, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. For the information you need, visit www.google.com.
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