Secure Computing upgrades appliance for Web 2.0

Features are designed to protect from the latest Web-based attacks

Secure Computing on Wednesday announced a new version of its Webwasher gateway security appliance that adds features designed to help protect users from the new round of security threats introduced by Web 2.0 applications.

The upgraded Webwasher appliance features the company's SecureCache technology, which caches objects on a Web page as well as the results of the most recent virus signature scan for each object, for example. This means Webwasher only has to scan an object the first time it is requested, resulting in better caching performance, according to company officials.

In addition to scanning each object for viruses, Webwasher checks it against its TrustedSource integrated reputation database before delivering it to the user from the cache.

TrustedSource is able to identify and assign reputations to new domains and URLs that don't yet contain content based on server location, the behavior of related servers, and other non-content factors. Secure Computing says this new feature in TrustedSource helps enterprises protect their networks based on a Web site's reputation before an exploit is launched.

Other new Web 2.0-based features for Webwasher include Anti-Malware for Web 2.0, the company's intent analysis technology that works specifically to find new threats based on spyware, zero-day blended threats and targeted attacks.

It also features new administration tools to meet audit and compliance requirements; SafeWord two-factor authentication for access to the appliance's administration features; and an upgraded SSL Scanner that blocks access to the corporate network from malicious content hidden in SSL-encyrpted traffic, officials say.

The new version of Webwasher, available today, is priced starting at US$3,995 (AU$4,781).

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Cara Garretson

Network World
Show Comments

Essentials

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?