Immunet Announces Exclusive Japanese Distribution Agreement with SecureBrain Corporation

Agreement Extends Immunet's Cloud AntiVirus Market Reach to Japan

Nov 30, 2009, 09:00 ET from Immunet

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunet, the developer of next generation Cloud-based AntiVirus technologies, today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with Tokyo based SecureBrain Corporation for the distribution of Immunet Protect Cloud AntiVirus software in the Japanese market.

Effective immediately, SecureBrain will distribute gred AV accelerator, a version of Immunet Protect AntiVirus software localized for the Japanese market. SecureBrain will deploy gred AV accelerator to its current user base of over 3.4 million desktops in Japan.

"We are very excited about our partnership with Immunet and the immediate availability of its Japanese product," said Akihiko Narita, President and CEO, SecureBrain, formerly the President of Symantec Japan. "Our partnership with Immunet will enable us to integrate next generation AntiVirus technologies into our security solutions to better protect our customers in Japan." SecureBrain provides software and services that protect against regional cybercrime and global Internet security threats, including online fraud, drive-by downloads and malware attacks.

"All of us at Immunet are looking forward to a long term relationship with SecureBrain Corporation as our distribution partner for Immunet Protect in Japan," said Oliver Friedrichs, Founder and CEO, Immunet. "We are proud to be able to deliver on the promise of greater Internet security for Japanese individuals and businesses in partnership with SecureBrain. Immunet Protect will offer Japanese users a solid, community-based Cloud AntiVirus solution that allows each individual to protect themselves while also protecting their online community."

Immunet's reach is truly global, with over 135 countries currently represented in the Immunet Community, and nearly 5% of today's Immunet users originating in Japan. The distribution partnership with SecureBrain Corporation will not only increase the Japanese user base using Immunet Protect, but also enhance the group protection for the entire Immunet Community as a result of the "strength-in-numbers effect" of Immunet's Collective Immunity(TM) technology. Over 75% of the Immunet Community currently use Immunet Protect as their sole means of AntiVirus protection. Immunet is also proud to support "Side by Side Installs", which allow traditional AntiVirus software to provide an additional layer of protection alongside Immunet Protect's cloud-based and community-focused AntiVirus solution.

About SecureBrain

Based in Tokyo, Japan, SecureBrain Corporation is a leader in providing high quality security services and solutions. SecureBrain's software and services protect against regional cybercrime and global internet security threats including online fraud, drive-by downloads and malware attacks. SecureBrain has been awarded numerous research contracts by the Japanese government, focused on improving Japan's cyber security. SecureBrain also offers a free online service at to help consumers identify unsafe web sites.

About Immunet

Immunet was founded by AntiVirus industry veterans to address a sweeping shift in the internet threat landscape, partly due to the rising popularity of social networks. Immunet provides "Collective Immunity(TM) for the Internet" by utilizing the latest advances in computing and internetworking, including cloud computing, community-based, and collective intelligence concepts combined with web-based Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) deployment. Immunet Protect is the first free, cloud-based AntiVirus application focused on protecting your community. Immunet Protect harnesses the growing power of social networks with community sharing features and Immunet's "Collective Immunity"(TM) technology to defend entire communities of users in real time against thousands of new threats generated every day. For more information, please visit Immunet (, follow Immunet on Twitter @immunet, and find Immunet on Facebook. Get Immunet Protect Before You Connect. "Collective Immunity"(TM) is a registered trademark of Immunet Corporation.

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