PowerNet Chooses SurfControl for Strategic Partnership in Asia

PowerNet Internet Group, the leading Asian Internet Solution provider and Data & Exchange Centre, has selected Filtering Specialist SurfControl as its Preferred Partner for Web and E-mail Content Filtering.

Congleton, UK (March 18, 2003) - SurfControl plc, the world's #1 Web and E-mail filtering company, has been chosen by the PowerNet Internet Group, Asia's leading Internet Infrastructure Solutions provider, as its preferred web and e-mail content filtering partner.

The strategic agreement between the two market leaders will see SurfControl and PowerNet working together on a project by project basis, providing comprehensive content filtering to customers seeking integrated Internet solutions.

Nick Lamidey, SurfControl's Director OEM Technology Partnerships Asia, said: "SurfControl is delighted to announce the new strategic partnership with Asia's number one Internet solution provider, the PowerNet Internet Group. The relationship brings together the technology of two market leaders and underlines our commitment to the Asian marketplace. We look forward to working closely with PowerNet on a range of customer focused projects."

PowerNet selected SurfControl's content filtering solution, as they recognised it was the most comprehensive system available in today's market, providing complete coverage of the Web's most trafficked sites and enabling organisations to manage web and e-mail activity by tailoring it to their individual Internet Acceptable Use Policies.

The partnership will provide PowerNet clients with the flexibility and precision to tailor the filtering solution to their individual requirements, and co-ordinates with PowerNet's existing Internet Infrastructure solutions to help clients meet current and future business objectives.

Launched in 1996, PowerNet Internet Group provides companies with the latest Internet technology products and related services, engineered for ICPs, ISPs, ASPs and Internet businesses. In 2000, the company launched PowerTechware providing cutting edge communication systems and servers for both small and large enterprises.

In 2001 PowerNet opened Asia's highest speed Internet Data and Exchange Centre, PowerNetix, a six star facility catering to telecommunications, ISPs and Internet businesses seeking the highest connectivity standards and solutions.

Samuel Kam, CEO of PowerNet, added: "PowerNet is committed to providing leading edge Internet solutions to our customers. SurfControl is the world's number one web and e-mail filtering company and the new partnership will allow us to offer market leading content filtering that can be tailored to the individual requirements of each customer. We are confident that the relationship will be a great success in the drive to offer advanced Internet technology solutions to the Asian market."