Web and e-mail filtering software vendor SurfControl is on track to be profitable by the first quarter of the next financial year. The prediction comes after a strong third quarter in 2002, for which SurfControl had its Australian channel to thank.
SurfControl reported revenues for the quarter ending March 31, 2002 increased 34 per cent to $US14.1 million, versus $10.5 million for the third quarter of last year. The results see revenues for the nine months leading up to March increase to $38.5 million, an increase of 56 per cent over $24.8 million for the same period last year.
The company's channel sales increased to 39 per cent compared to 35 per cent last quarter. SurfControl attributed this growth to the company's expanded reseller program and in particular to its Australian channel.
The expanded SurfControl global reseller network now includes Deloitte Touche, Fujitsu, Integralis and Secure Data Solutions, according to a company statement.
SurfControl also put some of its success down to its Australian-developed SuperScout Email Filter application.