March 02, 2012 NETWORK BOX USA, Z-SCAN

Network Box’s Z-Scan Anti-Malware System Named a Winner at Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards

HOUSTON, March 2, 2012 – Leading managed security service provider Network Box USA ( announced today that Info Security Products Guide has declared the cutting-edge Network Box Z-Scan anti-malware system winner of the 2012 Global Excellence Awards in the Security Products and Solutions for Finance and Banking category.  A large number of Network Box USA clients are in the financial industry.

More than 50 judges spanning a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated, and their average scores determined the 8th annual Global Excellence Awards finalists and winners, who were announced during the awards dinner and presentation on February 29 in San Francisco.

Network Box’s multi-award-winning Z-Scan reacts to zero-day malware up to 4,200 times faster than traditional anti-malware systems.  It operates by continually analyzing all threat information obtained in real time (gleaned from a very large number of traps distributed globally in the cloud) against an impressive platform of more than eight million signatures.  The Z-Scan network includes spam traps, virus traps, in-house as well as customer submissions, email and http statistics, and suspect samples.

Rather than creating a signature – which can take anywhere from three hours to an entire day to produce – Network Box adopts a revolutionary approach by fingerprinting malware in real time.  This is then instantly distributed to its 12 security operation centers globally in under three seconds.  In that brief moment, all Network Box unified threat management (UTM) devices are able to identify the code as a threat.  Key to the process is the fact that Network Box manages all client UTM devices and receives immediate feedback from them.

“Z-Scan is a truly important weapon in our arsenal in the fight against malware,” said Pierluigi Stella, Network Box USA’s CTO.  “We are proud to have been honored with this prestigious award that further validates Z-Scan as a leading-edge security solution.”