CyberScrub LLC
PO Drawer 3146
Alpharetta, GA 30023
Telephone: 770-951-2080 x114
Fax: 678-366-3971

VIA Awards CyberScrub Professional Edition 3.5 First Ever PadLock Certification for Third Party Security Software
New VIA PadLock Certification Program provides in-house testing and support in optimizing security software for the VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite
(ATLANTA GA)--May 18, 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the launch of the VIA Padlock Certification Program with CyberScrub Professional Edition 3.5 v420 as the first third party security software to be certified by VIA.
The VIA PadLock Certification program is the latest development in the VIA PadLock Security Initiative, and is designed to assist independent software developers in optimizing their products for the on-die security features integrated into the latest VIA processors. A dedicated team of VIA engineers, in collaboration with CyberScrub developers, carried out the testing and optimization of the CyberScrub Professional 3.5 Edition to ensure maximum benefit from the VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite.
Consisting of on-die security features, the VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite can take on much of the heavy lifting work associated with securing electronic information. By integrating support for the VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite, software developers can speed-up certain operations within security programs while reducing the workload on the processor. As a result, the processor can get on with entertainment and productivity tasks, boosting overall system performance and helping to deliver a better user experience.

 “The Industry is waking up to the need for better information security and there is growing interest in using VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite in order to run advanced security programs without taxing system resources.” said Justin Hsu, Executive Assistant to the President, VIA Technologies, Inc. “We are very pleased to announce CyberScrub as the first independent security software developer to qualify in our certification program with the CyberScrub Professional Edition 3.5.”

“CyberScrub is extremely proud to be the first to receive PadLock Certification from VIA,” said Bill Adler, CEO of CyberScrub LLC. “The innovative on-die security features
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of VIA processors set a high standard and we are honored to be part of this certification process.”

CyberScrub Professional Edition 3.5v420 is a high-level security application that allows users to completely eliminate sensitive information and enhance system performance
by erasing unwanted and previously deleted files beyond recovery. Harnessing entropy from the VIA PadLock RNG together with cutting edge privacy protection technology, CyberScrub is designed to defeat the most advanced forensic software and hardware recovery techniques, providing military-grade privacy from prying eyes.

“The VIA PadLock RNG in the 1GHz VIA C3 processor helps to achieve a performance gain of over 50% with CyberScrub Professional 3.5 edition,” said Tim Handley, Processor Platform Marketing Manager, VIA Technologies, Inc. "We are delighted to be working with CyberScrub and believe that their application can add considerable value to compact, power efficient VIA processor based devices.”

VIA PadLock Certification
Security software products that qualify for VIA PadLock Certification are listed on the VIA PadLock Certification program web site along with details of the product and the specific VIA PadLock hardware security feature supported. As part of the VIA PadLock Security Initiative, certified products are also featured on various VIA partner websites, newsletters and information blast emails that are distributed to the company’s international customer base.

For more information on the VIA PadLock certification program, please visit the VIA Padlock Certification Program website:

About VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite
The VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite comprises groundbreaking on-die security features that help to boost performance of security programs without over taxing system resources. These features include the VIA PadLock RNG (Random Number Generator) and the VIA PadLock ACE (Advanced Cryptography Engine) supporting US government approved AES encryption. The VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite is integrated into C5P Nehemiah core VIA Eden™, VIA Antaur™, and VIA C3™ processors.
More information on the VIA PadLock Security Initiative can be found on the VIA PadLock Security Initiative Website:

About CyberScrub
CyberScrub LLC is an Atlanta, GA based global developer of security applications that provides cost effective solutions for the consumer, industry and government. Founded in December 1999, CyberScrub has built a strong reputation for outstanding customer service and lists among its clients the U.S. Air Force and Army, the Departments of the Interior and Defense and other Federal, state and municipal agencies. Other clients include the United Nations, major healthcare providers and Fortune 100 companies

About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia,
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networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators.


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Phone:              770-951-2080 x114
Fax:                  678-366-3971
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