Software eliminates spyware from enterprise networks.
February 22, 2005 - Sygate Secure Enterprise v4.1 ensures Compliance on Contactâ„¢ through intelligent policy enforcement, protecting computers, data, and networks from misuse, malicious access, and misconfiguration. By integrating Lavasoft's Ad-Aware, software ensures that any endpoint connecting to network or Internet is free from spyware and in continuous compliance with corporate security policies before it is granted network access.
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Sygate Delivers First Network Access Control Solution to Eliminate Spyware From Enterprise Networks
Seamless Integration of Lavasoft's Ad-Aware With Sygate Secure Enterprise Eliminates Spyware Without Additional Administrative Overhead
SAN FRANCISCO, RSA Conference 2005 (Booth #1321), Feb. 15 -- Sygate Technologies today announced that its flagship Network Access Control (NAC) solution, Sygate Secure Enterprise 4.1 (SSE), now eliminates spyware from corporate and government networks. By integrating Lavasoft's leading spyware solution, Ad-Aware, with SSE 4.1, Sygate for the first time provides anti-spyware protection within a NAC environment without adding another management interface.
SSE 4.1 ensures "Compliance on Contact(TM)" through intelligent policy enforcement -- protecting computers, data and networks from misuse, malicious access and misconfiguration. By licensing and branding Lavasoft's Ad-Aware 6.0 SE as Sygate Anti-Spyware Business Edition (BE) Sygate ensures that any endpoint connecting to the network or the Internet is free from spyware and in continuous compliance with corporate security policies before it is granted network access.
"Spyware is not going away -- it has grown from an annoying pest to consumer PCs into one of the greatest threats to enterprise network security," said Fernando Francisco, vice president, strategy and business development for Lavasoft. " Lavasoft's Ad-Aware product in combination with Sygate's Network Access Control platform ensures that end users can leverage the full benefits of the Internet without exposing enterprise networks to compromise."
Spyware on public and corporate networks permits hackers, thieves and spies to steal user IDs, passwords and other sensitive corporate information. By integrating with Lavasoft, Sygate extends its compliance guarantee to devices that are infected with spyware. Sygate Anti-Spyware Business Edition (BE) offers predefined rules that the administrators can use to confirm the existence of the Anti-Spyware client and that the spywatch service is running. Before granting an endpoint access to the network, Sygate enforces spyware enforcement and remediation policies. If an endpoint is not compliant, the user can either be denied access, quarantined into a user group that has restricted access privileges or redirected to a remediation server.
"The beauty of leveraging policy enforcement as a security strategy is that it ensures that the protections you have already purchased are working correctly and that you can add new ones without increasing total cost of ownership," said John De Santis, CEO, Sygate. "Sygate is pleased to offer Anti-Spyware Business Edition to eliminate spyware and ensure that security policies concerning spyware can be properly enforced."
Lavasoft, headquartered in Asarp, Sweden, is the leader in anti-spyware solutions, providing software and services designed to help individuals, small and mid-sized businesses and large enterprises to secure and manage their assets. Lavasoft is the worldwide leader in privacy protection and problem- solving solutions. More information is available at www.lavasoft.com.
About Sygate Technologies, Inc.
Sygate is the market leader in Network Access Control (NAC) solutions for the large enterprise. Through intelligent policy enforcement, its solution ensures "compliance on contact," protecting computers, data and networks from misuse, malicious access and misconfiguration. Using Sygate solutions, the world's largest organizations protect their networks, enforce business policies, and automate security practices to regain control of network security, reduce costs, and ensure compliance across the organization. Partnerships with industry leaders, including Alcatel, Aventail, Cisco, Enterasys, Extreme Networks, Hewlett Packard, iPass, Juniper Networks, Microsoft and Nortel enable Sygate's technology to operate seamlessly across multiple platforms and applications. Sygate Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information, please visit www.sygate.com or call 866-308-8899.