TrustedSource Integration Provides Real-time Reputation Scores for IPs,
Domains and URLs
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Secure Computing
Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR), the leader in enterprise gateway security, today
announced Sidewinder 7.0, the industry's first and only firewall to
incorporate reputation technology to provide proactive and reliable
protection. In addition to the integration of the TrustedSource(TM)
reputation technology, Sidewinder 7.0 includes significant enhancements for
performance, policy management and overall security.
As part of Secure Computing's vision to provide comprehensive enterprise
gateway security, Sidewinder 7.0 incorporates global intelligence from the
company's industry-leading reputation system, TrustedSource. Like a credit
agency provides credit scores to enable reliable commerce, TrustedSource
provides reputation scores for IPs, domains and URLs. Using this real-time
scoring, Sidewinder 7.0 allows organizations to drop connections from
malicious sources in order to prevent security threats such as spam and
phishing, reclaim bandwidth and reduce downstream server processing.
"There are many unified threat management and firewall products on the
market. However, there is a difference between products that provide basic
protection versus those that deliver a complete solution," said Charles
Kolodgy, research director at IDC. "By incorporating a robust global
reputation service directly into its offerings, Secure Computing provides that
comprehensive layer of protection. As enterprises realize there are many
malicious IP senders, they are also recognizing that identifying these bad IP
addresses is vital to overall security."
Enterprises use Sidewinder to manage access to their networks and protect
Internet-facing applications, as well as to monitor and manage employee use of
the Internet, identify hidden attacks in packet streams, block viruses in file
transfers, and create a forensic-quality audit trail to assist with regulatory
compliance and reporting. In addition to the TrustedSource integration, key
enhancements to Sidewinder 7.0 include:
- Fastest application layer security performance in the industry:
Sidewinder 7.0 includes enhancements to provide the fastest layer-7
security in the firewall industry.
- Next-generation hardware platforms: Sidewinder 7.0's 64-bit
architecture includes Intel dual-core technology for high performance
and scalability. Sidewinder 7.0 also delivers the first rugged
appliance delivered for military and heavy industrial applications.
- Best-in-class unified policy management: Sidewinder 7.0's flexible and
unified policy manager provides customers granular control in a
point-and-click manner resulting in an easy-to-use platform and
- Advancements in VoIP (voice over IP) security: Sidewinder 7.0 provides
application-based VoIP security using deep application awareness and
control (for example, over VoIP's Session Initiation Protocol) to
protect from new threats created as VoIP solutions become more widely
adopted in the enterprise environment.
"At Cannon Financial Federal Credit Union our employees, intellectual
property, member and corporate assets are critical to the continuity and
success of our business," said Steve Nutt, CEO of Cannon Financial FCU.
"Because of this, we are keenly focused on employing the highest level of
security available. As a company wholly focused on our members' security,
Secure Computing continues to bring to the table effective solutions to the
most pressing security issues we face. Sidewinder is a powerful technology
that ensures we are protected from the myriad threats we face each day."
"Organizations can no longer sit back and rely solely on reactive
technologies to keep looming threats outside of the network," said Jay
Chaudhry, vice chairman and chief strategy officer, Secure Computing.
"Security needs to be multi-layered with integrated, best-of-breed offerings,
such as what Secure Computing is doing across the enterprise gateway. We are
confident that reputation will be critical in ensuring organizations are
protected as threats dynamically evolve. With the TrustedSource integration,
Sidewinder 7.0 delivers the most comprehensive set of security services in a
single perimeter UTM appliance."
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 Sidewinder 7.0,
the company also today announced the launch and availability of Webwasher 6.5,
the industry's most comprehensive Web gateway security offering. For more
information about Sidewinder 7.0 or Webwasher 6.5, please visit
Pricing and Availability
Sidewinder 7.0 will be available March 2007. Appliances range from $1,500
to $75,900 based on performance and throughput requirements.
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 Secure
Computing's Sidewinder 7.0 Security Appliance, 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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