Halifax announced that the US Department of Veteran's Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have selected the company to provide their network security. Halifax says both government entities are attempting to reduce the amount of nonbusiness-related traffic on their Internet-connected networks. Halifax will implement at both agencies SurfControl SuperScout Web filtering product to increase network performance and employee productivity.

Tom Basile, vice president of sales and marketing at Halifax, said, "Our proven approach in network security, coupled with SurfControl's world-class URL filtering solutions, helps clients identify risk as they follow a clear roadmap for security planning. These services assist clients in safeguarding their future success with solutions based on efficient processes and leading-edge technology."<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Halifax SurfControl offers content-filtering solutions for businesses, educational institutions, and home users. For more information about Halifax and SurfControl, see the companys' respective Web sites.