News Release - Engate Technology Awarded Two New Patents for Preemptive Connection-level Botnet and Email Security

Proprietary Reputation Network Profiling Improves Performance and Accuracy for Routers, Switches, UTM, IPS, and Secure Email and Web Gateway OEMs


Reno, NV – May 10, 2010 — Engate Technology Corporation, leaders in advanced reputation network profiling technology and proactive botnet, phish, virus and email security solutions, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved the issuance of two new patents which cover methods for monitoring the SMTP/TCP/IP conversation between a sending message transfer agent and a receiving message transfer agent to determine the legitimacy of a message.


The two additional patents strengthen Engate‘s intellectual property portfolio and provide the company with ownership of key innovations that address critical email security needs of enterprises, service providers and technology OEMs. The two issued U.S. patents build on Engate‘s unique network profiling connection management technology that preemptively identifies and stops email-borne botnets, phish, viruses, spam and malicious payloads at the protocol level before the message is transmitted, saving IT resources and worker productivity. The technology was developed and patented by the following Engate co-founders: Rich White, Dr. Alan Huang and Dr. Haw-Minn Lu. Altogether, these three inventors are responsible for over 30 patents.


"Engate is leading the way in technology innovation by providing enterprises, service providers and OEM partners with a powerful reputation network profiling technology that preemptively stops email-borne botnets, phish, spam and viruses with 99% accuracy – completely at the edge." said Rich White, chief technology officer at Engate Technology. "Engate delivers incremental value to OEM partners by delivering an additional layer of security with its patented reputation network profiling, source verification, and anti-forgery techniques. Our patented approach identifies and blocks email-borne botnet attacks at the connection level, before they have a chance to compromise IT resources, invade privacy, degrade network performance, and waste user productivity."


Next Generation Reputation Network Profiling Technology for OEM Partners

With more than seven years of operational experience collecting and analyzing data on global networks, Engate’s reputation network profiling technology empowers strategic OEM partners to take advantage of the reputation of over 400 million ‘good and bad’ IP’s in Engate’s 18,000 rule database – known as GlobalRules™. By profiling entire networks beyond just infected hosts, Engate has built a repository of intelligence on known as well as unknown hosts that may become infected in the future. This unique intelligence on unknown threats is a critical component to enhance an OEM partner’s security portfolio today -- as well as in the future – particularly as unknown threats continue to rise due to the growth of botnets. Engate delivers incremental value to secure email and web gateway, unified threat management, intrusion prevention, firewall, and router partners in the following ways:


  1. Enhance 3rd party threat scoring systems with an extra layer of threat intelligence proven to achieve an additional 10-15% unique catches on top of existing content scanning, Real-time Blacklists (RBL) and reputation technologies.
  2. Improve connection-level security and the efficiency of 3rd party email security filters by radically reducing the large volume of unwanted traffic from reaching the gateway.
  3. Augment multi-layer security strategy with proactive protection from known and unknown threats. Engate‘s unique network profiling functionality gives OEM partners preemptive defense against botnet-based attacks, phish, spam, viruses and blended web/email threats.


About Engate Technology

Engate Technology Corporation is a leading provider of proactive botnet, phish, virus and email security solutions for enterprises, businesses and service providers. The company also provides reputation network profiling technology for OEM deployment models, including hardware appliance, hosted services and software, which can be licensed to security software, appliance, router, firewall, secure web gateway, intrusion prevention, unified threat management and managed service providers.


EngateLabs™ -- a global network threat analysis and defense center of highly skilled researchers, analysts and advanced network profiling technology – proactively protects organizations from botnet, phish, virus, spam and blended web/email threats. EngateLabs profiles all hosts and computers in an entire network and is aware of new hosts that become members of botnets. Using this reputation network profiling intelligence, Engate stops threats at the connection level, before it reaches the enterprise gateway and has a chance to damage IT resources, steal intellectual property, propagate threats, and disrupt business productivity. For more information, contact Engate at, or visit the company‘s website at