Gatekeeper LLC Announces Winner in $10,000 Virus Challenge!

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gatekeeper LLC

   WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday April 26, Gatekeeper LLC
 announced that a registered challenger had won the company's first E-mail
 virus challenge.  The successful challenge virus was submitted by Shane and
 Aaron Kenny of http://www.tubroz.com , the networking and consulting
 subsidiary of http://www.safebrowse.com in Kennesaw, Georgia.
     In making the announcement, Mason Stewart, President of Gatekeeper LLC
 said, "I was extremely impressed with the technical approach used by this
 talented pair of programmers.  They provided exactly the kind of positive
 creative pressure needed to thoroughly test our new unique virus protection
 concept.
     When asked if he was disappointed, Mr. Stewart responded, "Of course, but
 as we indicated in our statement of purpose, we at Gatekeeper LLC feel it is
 extremely important to make our product as bullet proof as possible before
 releasing it to the public.  These two bright young men helped us identify a
 weakness in our implementation, not our concept."
     Shane Kenny, President of SafeBrowse.com, Inc. added, "Tubroz does not
 condone the writing or spreading of viruses.  Like any other company, we
 battle every day against the onslaught of email-borne viruses.  In a
 continuing effort to improve the virus protection we already offer our
 customers, we pursued the GateKeeper challenge to help in the development of a
 new weapon against an old enemy."
     Asked if he would explain how the winning virus got past his system, Mr.
 Stewart responded, "Absolutely! One of the things we hope to achieve with
 these challenges is to generate a state-of-the-art repository of information
 that is proactive, rather than reactive.  Many of the challenge viruses
 launched against our system used methods and techniques that -- in all
 probability -- would defeat traditional signature based virus protection
 systems.  The data we are collecting in these challenges chronicles actual
 contemporary capabilities, which we believe is a more reliable predictor of
 current and future threats."  Once collated, the data will be made available
 to any security concern that wishes to receive it.
     When asked if Gatekeeper LLC planned to continue the challenges, Stewart
 replied, "Without a doubt!"
 
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SOURCE Gatekeeper LLC
   WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday April 26, Gatekeeper LLC
 announced that a registered challenger had won the company's first E-mail
 virus challenge.  The successful challenge virus was submitted by Shane and
 Aaron Kenny of http://www.tubroz.com , the networking and consulting
 subsidiary of http://www.safebrowse.com in Kennesaw, Georgia.
     In making the announcement, Mason Stewart, President of Gatekeeper LLC
 said, "I was extremely impressed with the technical approach used by this
 talented pair of programmers.  They provided exactly the kind of positive
 creative pressure needed to thoroughly test our new unique virus protection
 concept.
     When asked if he was disappointed, Mr. Stewart responded, "Of course, but
 as we indicated in our statement of purpose, we at Gatekeeper LLC feel it is
 extremely important to make our product as bullet proof as possible before
 releasing it to the public.  These two bright young men helped us identify a
 weakness in our implementation, not our concept."
     Shane Kenny, President of SafeBrowse.com, Inc. added, "Tubroz does not
 condone the writing or spreading of viruses.  Like any other company, we
 battle every day against the onslaught of email-borne viruses.  In a
 continuing effort to improve the virus protection we already offer our
 customers, we pursued the GateKeeper challenge to help in the development of a
 new weapon against an old enemy."
     Asked if he would explain how the winning virus got past his system, Mr.
 Stewart responded, "Absolutely! One of the things we hope to achieve with
 these challenges is to generate a state-of-the-art repository of information
 that is proactive, rather than reactive.  Many of the challenge viruses
 launched against our system used methods and techniques that -- in all
 probability -- would defeat traditional signature based virus protection
 systems.  The data we are collecting in these challenges chronicles actual
 contemporary capabilities, which we believe is a more reliable predictor of
 current and future threats."  Once collated, the data will be made available
 to any security concern that wishes to receive it.
     When asked if Gatekeeper LLC planned to continue the challenges, Stewart
 replied, "Without a doubt!"
 
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