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Epic, the World’s First Indian Browser Partners with WOT for Safe Surfing

Helsinki, Finland and Bangalore, India August 1, 2010

Web of Trust (WOT), the leading community-based safe surfing tool, and Indian startup company Hidden Reflex have partnered together on the first ever web browser from India called Epic. Epic has a wide range of features designed to attract Indian web users including an industry first; pre-installed protection with the WOT reputation rating tool and antivirus software.

“We used add-ons to the Mozilla browser which we thought should inherently be part of any browser. WOT is one of the most important because it warns users when they’re about to visit a potentially dangerous website," says Tejas Vyas, chief technical head at Hidden Reflex.

The free Epic browser is meant for the typical Indian internet user. Epic supports a dozen Indian languages and incorporates a content sidebar that consolidates news headlines, TV, social media and other Indian-centric features.

Thirty-seven percent of India’s 80 million people surfing the internet access the web through cybercafes. Downloading music and video, online gaming and shopping are all gaining in popularity, especially with younger users.

“Indian web users trust the idea of internet shopping but they don’t trust Indian online shops. The marketplace portals, which connect sellers and buyers, have become a medium for scams. The Epic browser, with WOT integrated, will improve the safety of the browsing experience by warning users of scam sites, “ says Vesa Perälä, CEO of WOT Services.

About WOT Services

WOT Services is the company behind Web of Trust (WOT), the leading community-based safe surfing tool that uses an intuitive traffic-light rating system to help web users stay safe as they search, surf and shop online. Web site ratings are powered by a fast growing worldwide community of 13 million users who have rated the reputation of 30 million websites in terms of trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety. WOT partners with Google, TRUSTe, Sunbelt Software, Panda Security and others to boost trust on the web. The free WOT add-on works with Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. Download from www.mywot.com.

About Hidden Reflex

The company was founded in 2007 by U. S. based Engineer Alok Bhardwaj. Epic was created by a team of Indian engineers on the opensource Mozilla platform. Aiming to establish its foothold firmly on the Indian soil, Epic has focused to keep the interface completely India centric. The first step in the direction comes with a support for the Indian languages(currently 12) with its free built-in word processor, which is sure to prove a major factor in its rapid adaption across the country. Download the browser for free by logging on to the website www.epicbrowser.com.

For more information, please contact:

Web of Trust
Please email Deborah Salmi on deborah@mywot.com or press@mywot.com
URL: http://www.mywot.com

Hidden Reflex

Please email Alok Bhardwaj on alok@hiddenreflex.com
USA:  212-904-0249
India:  9986738100
URL: http://www.epicbrowser.com