Incorporates TrustedSource Global Reputation System; Supports New Proxy
Deployments and Enhances Compliance and Data Leakage Protection
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Secure Computing
Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR), the leader in enterprise gateway security, today
announced Webwasher(R) 6.5, the industry's first and only reputation-based Web
gateway security solution. Webwasher 6.5 delivers reputation-based URL
filtering for corporate users surfing the Web, and provides bi-directional
protection for enterprise networks to stop inbound threats such as spyware,
phishing or other malware, and prevent outbound threats related to sensitive
As part of Secure Computing's vision to provide comprehensive enterprise
gateway security, Webwasher 6.5 incorporates global intelligence from the
company's industry-leading reputation system, TrustedSource(TM). Like a
credit agency provides credit scores to enable reliable commerce,
TrustedSource provides source-based reputation scores for URLs, domains and
IPs as content-based reputation scores for web page content, messages,
attachments and images. Using this real-time scoring, Webwasher 6.5 allows
organizations to detect and prevent security threats such as spyware, phishing
or other malware.
Webwasher Version 6.5 includes:
- Reputation-based URL security: The fast growing threat to enterprises
is caused by legitimate Websites in proper categories that are infected
with malware. Traditional URL filtering solutions stop users from
visiting certain categories that cause liability, loss of productivity
or bandwidth, but do very little to protect against compromised
legitimate Websites. Secure Computing has defined a new standard in
URL filtering with its integration of the TrustedSource reputation
technology with each of the millions of URLs in its award-winning
- * Real-time anti-malware protection: In addition to checking the
reputation for outbound Websites, Webwasher 6.5 checks the active
content such as ActiveX, Windows executables, Scripts and Java as a
Web page is returned to make sure that it does not contain any
malicious code. This is done by using a number of techniques including
analysis of the behavior. The local behavior analysis is combined with
the global intelligence from TrustedSource to determine whether the
page should be downloaded or blocked.
- Multiple support options for various proxy deployment scenarios:
Webwasher 6.5's enhanced Web Cache Communications protocol (WCCP) and
transparent proxy support provide plug-and-play installation that does
not require any significant changes to the network, browser
configuration or streaming media support.
- New methods for stopping data leaks: Webwasher 6.5 is now integrated
with Secure Computing's IronNet(TM) content monitoring and filtering
solution to inspect all outbound content to ensure that sensitive
information is not leaving the organization.
- ase of management and administration: Webwasher 6.5's Security
Dashboard delivers real-time threat monitoring and reporting. The
dashboard provides an at-a-glance summary of the current operating
environment and snapshots of each functional area such as anti-malware,
URL filtering and SSL scanning.
"Market demand for Web security continues to grow as enterprises face the
onslaught of Web-based threats. However, traditional protection measures are
no longer sufficient," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Katie Gotzen.
"With the constantly changing threat landscape it is critical that enterprises
look at solutions to protect them not only from known threats, but unknown
threats as well. Secure Computing is breaking new ground by combining the
reputation of senders with its Web gateway security appliance."
"Today's Web gateway includes many point products that offer little
security and significant administration and management burden," said Jay
Chaudhry, vice chairman and chief strategy officer, Secure Computing.
"Webwasher 6.5 integrates the key technologies required to provide full
bi-directional protection against emerging threats such as malware, spyware or
other Web-based attacks, as well as to protect organizations from sensitive
data leaks. Webwasher 6.5 takes Web gateway security to the next level with
its reputation-based concept, allows organizations to have fully integrated
and best-of-breed functionality all in a single, affordable and effective
Secure Computing is incorporating its TrustedSource reputation technology
into its complete line of enterprise gateway security offerings, which include
Web, Messaging and Network gateway appliances. In addition to Webwasher 6.5,
the company also today announced the launch and availability of Sidewinder(R)
7, the industry's first reputation-based firewall. For more information about
Sidewinder 7 or Webwasher 6.5, please visit
Pricing and Availability
Webwasher 6.5 is available as software or on a line of appliances that
start as low as $3,000 and functionality is licensed on a subscription basis.
The product is available immediately.
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 the company's more than 19,000 global customers
in 106 countries, supported by a worldwide network of more than 1,900
partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices
worldwide. For more information, see http://www.securecomputing.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the
anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's Webwasher 6.5 Security Appliance
with TrustedSource 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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