Authentium Sells Antivirus Product Line to Commtouch

Focus Shifts to Category-Leading Web Session Security Software, SafeCentral

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.--()--Authentium, Inc., a developer of security software and services, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Command antivirus to Commtouch® (Nasdaq: CTCH). The purchase price for the assets is approximately $4.6 million, plus an additional “earnout,” which may bring the total amount to approximately $8 million.

The asset sale reflects Authentium’s plans to focus on its successful SafeCentral business moving forward. SafeCentral has both corporate and consumer editions.

“SafeCentral is leading an emerging category of security that focuses on a layer of protection around the web session itself,” says Doug Brunt, President and CEO of Authentium. “SafeCentral provides identity theft protection for consumers and protects ‘data in use’ for corporate customers. We offer the most robust protection available for the use and electronic transfer of sensitive information online. In addition, SafeCentral can also be used to augment cybersecurity solutions for government applications. As a result of our transaction with Commtouch, we’ll be able to focus our resources and time on further developing and expanding SafeCentral.”

SafeCentral is available to consumers through various ISP partnerships as well as through a partnership with Trend Micro. SafeCentral protects consumers from identity theft by blocking keyloggers, screen stealers and DNS redirection attacks, keeping them safe from attacks on their most sensitive financial information when they are banking or shopping online.

The SafeCentral corporate edition is a critical layer of protection for business use of web-based SaaS applications, remote desktop, and mobile workforce computing.

For more information visit http://www.SafeCentral.com.

About SafeCentral

SafeCentral is web session security, in one click. SafeCentral is the secure companion to everyday Web browsing, providing end-to-end security against unauthorized network access and data or identity theft by locking out desktop malware and establishing trusted Web connections. It features patent-pending TSX technology to block key loggers, screen scrapers, and other malware agents, even on an already infected PC; SecureDNS to ensure a connection to the actual site, eliminating man-in-the-middle attacks; automated "launch anywhere" protection for seamless integration into your existing browsing habits; and peace of mind when transferring sensitive information or transacting online. For more information, visit www.SafeCentral.com.

Contacts

Press Contact:
Gregory FCA
Mark Manoff
Vice President, Corporate Media
203-247-0152
markm@gregoryfca.com

Release Summary

Authentium Sells Antivirus Product Line to Commtouch (Nasdaq:CTCH); Focus shifts to category-leading Web session security software, SafeCentral

Contacts

Press Contact:
Gregory FCA
Mark Manoff
Vice President, Corporate Media
203-247-0152
markm@gregoryfca.com