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Global Online Gaming Leader NCsoft Europe Selects Sana Security to Give Gamers Highest Level of Online Security with Least Impact on Precious CPU Resources

Sana's powerful, behavior-based security technology protects gamers from attacks on non-gaming vulnerabilities while online

Friday 29th February/... London, UK - Sana Security, Inc., the leading behavioral security software company, today announced that NCsoft?Europe, the world’s largest developer and publisher of online computer games, recommends Sana’s Primary Response SafeConnect as a deterrent against malicious software whilst playing online. NCsoft Europe, whose millions of dedicated players are among the most devoted, demanding and technically sophisticated gamers in the world, chose Sana technology because of its effectiveness and extremely low impact on memory and CPU performance.

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Online gamers continually seek to squeeze the greatest performance out of their systems. For most, traditional anti-virus (AV) software is seen as the most intrusive, as well as being a serious drain on memory and performance. Many gamers turn their AV software off altogether while gaming, exposing them to risks through the known and unknown vulnerabilities that exist in a variety of other applications they leave running for use while gaming online.

Built on Sana’s award winning behavior-based anti-malware technology, Primary Response SafeConnect detects and removes malicious software, including difficult new variants designed to steal password and identity information via“phishing,” spyware, malware and other methods. Sana technology is also effective against criminal software innovations being used to hide the very presence of malware on a device, which make it far more difficult to detect or remove.

“Our subscribers recognize that, while our service is completely secure, they may be exposed to security risks that can find their way in via other applications,” said Mark Heath, business development manager for NCsoft Europe.“We chose Sana’s Primary Response SafeConnect because it provides an extra layer of security with far less performance degradation– factors that best meet the highly demanding needs of our players.”

“NCsoft Europe has been quite visionary as regards the security needs of their subscribers, and has recognized that Primary Response SafeConnect is a perfect match for gamers,” said Peter Baxter, Sana’s general manager for Europe, Middle East&Africa.“Online gamers understand the risks and threats that are out there, but simply won’t use a product that gets in the way of their gaming. Sana delivers serious protection that protects them without interfering with the online experience.”

Availability

Links to the offer will appear on each NCsoft Europe Game website.

About NCsoft Europe

NCsoft Europe (NCE) is headquartered in Brighton, United Kingdom and is wholly-owned subsidiary of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online games. NCsoft operates publishing offices within North America, Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand and has development studios in Seattle, Austin, California (North America) and Seoul (Korea). NCE recently announced the formation of the first European development studio, based within the UK.

NCE began operations on 1st September 2004 and serves as a central hub for all NCsoft sales, marketing and distribution operations in Europe, via its European distribution network. The company has successfully launched multiple online titles and continues to support its franchises, which include Lineage? II (November 2004), City of Heroes? (4th February 2005), Guild Wars? (28th April 2005), City of Villains? (31st October 2005), Guild Wars Factions™ (28th April 2006), Guild Wars Nightfall™ (27th October 2006), Guild Wars: Eye of the North™ (31st August 2007) and Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa? (2nd November 2007).

NCsoft will introduce a brand new title to its innovative portfolio in 2008; Aion?– The Tower of Eternity, planned for release late 2008. More information about NCsoft Europe can be found at http://eu.plaync.com.

About Sana Security

Sana Security provides software that protects against what others can’t protect against or see, providing immunity from threats, both known and unknown. Unlike reactive, legacy solutions that require updates, signatures and scanning, Sana’s proactive security products offer enterprises, small businesses and consumers instant and constant protection against increasingly complex attacks, data compromise and identity theft.

Sana Security's suite of centrally managed, standalone and on demand products drives innovation in anti-malware solutions. Sana Security, together with its research organization Sana Labs, is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with offices in global business and technology centers. For more information, visit www.sanasecurity.com or contact the company by phone at +1 (650) 292-7100.

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