New Webwasher Offers Caching and Security for Companies Operating in a Web 2.0 EnvironmentSAN JOSE, CA, Sep 24, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise
gateway security company, today announced the release of a new
version of the company's industry-leading Webwasher(R) Web gateway
security solution, aimed at meeting today's stringent Web security
requirements. Webwasher is the only Web gateway security solution
that integrates caching and security to deliver bandwidth savings and
reduced latency without compromising security. Coupled with
Webwasher's top-rated anti-malware engine and industry-leading
TrustedSource(TM) global reputation system, today's enhanced
Webwasher ensures security for the Web.
"Today's bi-directional Web 2.0 environment continually introduces
new and unknown threats," said IDC Research Manager Brian Burke.
"Through the use of popular Web 2.0 technologies and applications,
unknown threats can enter networks through seemingly legitimate Web
sites and proprietary information can exit a company with the click
of a mouse. For these reasons, Web gateway security should be a
priority for any corporation working in a Web 2.0 environment."
The new version of Webwasher includes the following features:
- SecureCache(TM) integrates caching and security to deliver bandwidth
savings and reduced latency without compromising security. The business
requirements for caching have changed dramatically since they were first
developed, and today caching introduces an array of new challenges to
providing secure content. Webwasher's unique SecureCache design is the most
efficient available, delivering significant improvements in caching when
compared to legacy solutions.
- Anti-Malware Engine for Web threats scans traffic to analyze its
intent or predicted behavior. Webwasher is able to proactively protect
against spyware, day-zero blended threats and targeted attacks. Solutions
that rely solely on signature updates or heuristics cannot provide this
level of security. Webwasher combines this threat protection against
unknown malware with the exceptional performance of a signature-based anti-
virus engine for known malware threats to provide the industry's best Web
gateway defense against malware as illustrated in independent studies.
- Reputation-based Filtering powered by TrustedSource is continually
enhanced and updated as the threat landscape changes. Webwasher is now
able to identify and assign reputations to new domains and URLs which do
not yet have content, and consequently can't be categorized. So as
spammers, phishers, and others are planning their next exploit,
TrustedSource proactively assigns a malicious-intent reputation score based
on factors including server location, relation to other IPs and behavior of
related servers. This enables customers to protect their networks by Web
reputation before an exploit is launched.
- Secure Administration to meet Audit and Compliance Requirements.
Webwasher appliances now ship with SafeWord(R) two-factor authentication
tightly integrated to provide secure, proof-positive access to
administration of the Web gateway. Customers can expand their deployment
of SafeWord to remote users or to their entire organization with the
purchase of additional SafeWord tokens.
- Webwasher SSL Scanner fills a serious security gap in the corporate IT
wall of defense. Webwasher SSL Scanner denies hackers, viruses, and
malicious content hidden in SSL-encrypted traffic access to the network. By
scanning SSL (HTTPS) traffic and certificate updates, Webwasher enables
enterprises to apply all of the advanced Webwasher protection filters,
along with their existing security and Internet usage policies, to all
- Data Leakage Protection protects organizations from outbound threats
such as leakage of confidential information across all key Web protocols.
Webwasher provides this by performing unique outbound scanning of content
to prevent intellectual property loss, comply with regulatory requirements,
and provide reporting for compliance as well as forensics in the event of
leakage. For advanced DLP requirements, Webwasher integrates with third-
party DLP engines.
"Wide adoption of Web 2.0 applications, the increasing number of
Web-based attacks, and growing use of SSL have all driven the need for
Web security and data leakage protection for Web traffic," said Tim
Roddy, director of product marketing for Secure Computing. "What
we're delivering with Webwasher is the ability for companies to
operate in a Web 2.0 world while meeting these threats head on."
Pricing and Availability
Webwasher Web gateway appliances scale to the enterprise's needs, and
start as low as $3,995 including the proxy and caching features.
Security filters such as anti-malware and reputation-based filtering
are licensed on a subscription basis. For additional information,
please visit http://www.securecomputing.com/index.cfm?skey=22.
About Secure Computing
Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise
gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help
customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over
half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 20,000
global customers in 106 countries, supported by a worldwide network
of more than 2,300 partners. The company is headquartered in San
Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to
the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's Webwasher product and
the expected benefits of such technology, and such statements involve
a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated
by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development,
undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical
difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic
conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure
Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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