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ThreatWall Web Security Gateways provide URL filtering, web content filtering, malware detection, IM/P2P management, web server/browser protection, and web application protection to organizations of any size. Hardware-based appliances utilize bi-modal scanning technology, which combines proxy-based scanning with real-time packet-based scanning. Featuring policy-based Web monitoring/filtering, devices offer web infrastructure and web application attack protection.



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eSoft Introduces ThreatWall Web Security Gateway



New device combines web infrastructure and web application security with spam filtering, content filtering, malware detection and IM/P2P management

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 25 -- eSoft, Inc., a leading vendor of integrated Internet security solutions, announced today the availability of its new ThreatWall Web Security Gateways, a line of hardware-based appliances that provide URL filtering, web content filtering, malware detection, IM/P2P management, web server/browser protection and web application protection to organizations of all sizes.

Where the universe of web security used to hover around simple URL filtering and malware detection, new web-based technologies such as AJAX and Web 2.0, as well as web-enabled applications and the movement to Software as a Service (SaaS), have introduced new and sophisticated threat vectors into the network. Therefore, many of today's existing web security solutions have become ineffective in dealing with these modern application- and web-based threats.

eSoft ThreatWall Web Security Gateways combine web infrastructure and application security, along with the classic functions of URL filtering, malware detection and IM/P2P management, into a single solution. This is enabled by eSoft's proprietary bi-modal scanning technology, which combines proxy-based scanning (providing URL filtering and malware detection) with real-time packet-based scanning (providing web server/browser security, IM/P2P security and application-layer Intrusion Prevention) to generate one of the industry's most powerful web security solutions.

"The ThreatWall WSG gives us group-based policies that match our organizational structure by tying into Microsoft Active Directory," said Michael Dermer, COO, Urology San Antonio P.A. "In addition, we have IM and P2P controls plus protection against browser exploits and other web-based attacks."

"With the ability to host Anti-Spam on the same device, the eSoft WSG has anticipated what is likely to be a growing integration trend in content security appliances," said Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst of Network Security at Infonetics Research.

"It's a new Wild West in the land of web security," said Scott Lukes, eSoft's VP of Marketing and Product Management. "Between the new applications, new delivery vehicles and talented hackers with strong financial motivations, we have entered a phase of unprecedented web vulnerability. eSoft has engineered the most comprehensive solution to protect the organization."

Product Features

Policy-Based Web Monitoring and Filtering: Enforces and monitors web site usage on an individual user's or group basis and by a day/time schedule. When integrated with Active

Directory, users are transparently authenticated and assigned the appropriate web access policy. Detailed reporting capabilities provide a convenient way to summarize and report on actual usage.

Web Infrastructure and Web Application Attack Protection: Scans all web-based traffic for signs of attack on web servers, web browsers and web-enabled applications. It uses both signature-based scanning for known attacks, as well as anomaly detection and heuristics for zero-day variants. Automatic logging, alarming and threat summary reports keep the IT manager in control of the web infrastructure.

Comprehensive Malware Detection: Protects against Viruses, Spyware, Trojans, and other forms of blended attack. Powered by eSoft's Reputation Services, the system automatically scans for bot-nets and Zombies, ensuring that network resources have not been compromised.

IM and P2P Control: Monitors and enforces access to IM and P2P services, protecting the organization from risks and enhancing employee productivity. Policy can be set on a coarse 'all on/off' basis or by service type (e.g. allow Jabber IM communications but not MSN or AOL).

Pricing and Availability

The ThreatWall Web Security Gateway is currently available, with pricing starting at $3,390 for unlimited users.

About eSoft, Inc.

eSoft, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated Internet security solutions offering organizations protection from dynamic Internet-based threats. eSoft's award winning InstaGate(TM) and ThreatWall(TM) platforms offer high-performance Deep Packet Inspection security services including Firewall/UTM, complete email security, and total web security. eSoft solutions are based on purpose-built hardware platforms running security software modules called SoftPaks(TM), which are distributed and maintained through eSoft's patented SoftPak Director(tm) technology. eSoft solutions offer IT managers extreme simplicity and flexibility when deploying and managing network security. Fewer demands for time and security expertise from IT staff lower the total cost of ownership.

eSoft, Inc.
295 Interlocken Blvd., #500
Broomfield, CO 80021, USA
(303) 444-1600 (phone)
www.esoft.com or pr@esoft.com

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