Vol. 8/No. 4 July 2007
Product Focus

Updates to Enterprise Threat Shield and Web Filter Boost Security and Control

Updates to SurfControl® Web Filter™ 5.5 and SurfControl Enterprise Threat Shield™ 4.0 provide new features and enhanced protection against Internet threats. You get more control and more security against file-sharing systems that can be used to spread malware and steal information.

Enterprise Threat Shield now includes detection of BitTorrents, a widely used method of downloading audio and video files. Additional enhancements include visibility into spyware, IM, and P2P subcategories; as well as an improved user interface. Further upgrades include providing incremental database updates to improve deployment options and bandwidth utilization, improvements to the real-time scanning of .exeWatch, and increased support for Novell environments.

Enterprise Threat Shield protects desktop workstations, laptop computers, and other end-point devices—including those outside corporate networks—against malicious and inappropriate applications, data loss, resource abuse, policy violations, and other threats. Full visibility and flexible control let administrators cost-effectively tailor the solution to reduce risk, enable business compliance, and ensure business continuity.

SurfControl Web Filter 5.5 Service Pack 2 extends signature based protocol monitoring and blocking for P2P and instant messaging applications to Web Filter for ISA. Additionally, Web Filter for Citrix can be installed on Microsoft Terminal Server Edition and Web Filter for Windows can run on virtual servers that use VMWare.

Web Filter extends security beyond URL filtering by allowing you to regulate what users can do over the Internet. Creating your own categories and threat definitions lets you enforce policies tailored to your organization’s unique business needs, user profiles, and industry-specific risks.

Using Web Filter and Enterprise Threat Shield together can dramatically boost efficiency, says Salvadore Betancourt, IT director at Washington’s Sunnyside Community Hospital.

“Together, SurfControl Web Filter and Enterprise Threat Shield have helped us to save about one employee hour per 8-hour shift—and that translates to about $5,000 per day in employee time alone,” Betancourt says. “Add to that the savings in IT resources to diagnose and rebuild desktops, and it becomes a huge efficiency. From employee productivity to IT resources, SurfControl has helped us save on costs across the board.”

Learn more about Enterprise Threat Shield.

Learn more about Web Filter.

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