Secure Computing Adds Teeth To Webwasher


Webwasher 6.0, the product's first major upgrade in 18 months, incorporates TrustedSource, a reputation analysis technology that Secure Computing gained from its September acquisition of CipherTrust, said Tim Roddy, director of product marketing at San Jose, Calif.-based Secure Computing. The technology analyzes Web addresses and identifies sources of malware and phishing attempts, he said.

TrustedSource has been integrated with Webwasher's URL filtering mechanism to automatically block employees' attempts to access non-work-related Web sites as well as sites associated with the distribution of malware, according to Roddy.

Secure Computing also has woven TrustedSource into the Webwasher antispam module to identify and block spam senders and reject suspicious e-mail at the network gateway before it can impact the network, he added.

Other key features of Webwasher 6.0 include a signature-based malware detection engine and an optional Secure Socket Layer (SSL) module that decrypts inbound HTTP traffic so it can be run through Webwasher's malware filters. The SSL module also can examine outbound traffic and prevent employees from sending sensitive information outside the network, making it suitable for meeting regulatory compliance directives, Roddy said.

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Webwasher 6.0 is available as software or in three different appliances, designed for deployments ranging from 4,000 to 16,000 users, Roddy said. Pricing starts at $2,995.