Press Release Summary:
With dynamic content analysis for blocking anonymous proxy activity, Network Composer(TM) v8 secure web gateway appliance allows administrators to take control over Internet traffic. It addresses both web browsing content and Internet application activity to ensure resources are available for mission critical traffic. Firmware includes reporting on HTTPS browsing activity by user, and ability to limit or prioritize streaming media traveling over HTTPS connection.
Original Press Release:
Cymphonix Introduces HTTPS/SSL Content Filtering for SMB and Education
Network Composer(TM) Version 8 adds full HTTPS/SSL filtering and SMB's most robust anonymous proxy controls.
Sandy, UT - July 23, 2007 --- Cymphonix today announced the upcoming availability of Network Composer Version 8, the latest release of its award-winning secure web gateway appliance. The latest firmware introduces the ability to filter HTTP traffic over SSL connections, commonly referred to as HTTPS, as well as layer 7 and dynamic content analysis for blocking anonymous proxy activity - allowing administrators to take full control over Internet traffic.
"Network Composer Version 8 provides our customers -- specifically in the education market -- the capabilities they need," said Kevin Urso, CEO at Connected Technology a Cymphonix channel partner. "Version 8 allows our customers to provide safer connectivity for students by preventing even advanced attempts to bypass content filters."
Network Composer addresses both web browsing content and Internet application activity to ensure resources are available for mission critical traffic. With Network Composer's new Full HTTPS Content Filtering(TM) feature, even secure web content is subject to filtering policies. Its Anonymous Proxy Guard(TM) feature has also been enhanced to block anonymous proxies, even if they're implemented over HTTPS connections. In addition, any spyware content hidden within HTTPS connections will be blocked. These three features provide administrators with the tools to easily apply usage policies to both secure and unsecure traffic.
"HTTPS traffic and anonymous proxy usage present a huge issue for traditional filtering devices," said Brent Nixon, President of Cymphonix. "They make it extremely easy to bypass traditional content filters, and yet companies need to control content for regulatory compliance and risk mitigation. Our latest release gives small and medium-sized organizations unparalleled policy enforcement because it controls secured traffic just as tightly as unsecured traffic."
Because Network Composer Version 8 can fully inspect HTTPS traffic, it also includes reporting on HTTPS browsing activity by user, and the ability to limit or prioritize streaming media traveling over an HTTPS connection. These additional features give administrators the visibility and control they need over secure web traffic -- so they can prioritize resources for critical traffic and limit liability from Internet connection abuse.
With the release of Version 8, Cymphonix is also announcing two new hardware platforms, the DC30XS and DC40XS for organizations with higher levels of HTTPS traffic.
Pricing and Availability
With the release of Version 8 and the addition of the new hardware platforms, Cymphonix has simplified its price list making it easier for partners to offer and customers to purchase exactly what they need. Both the Version 8 release and the new price list go into effect October 1, 2007. The new release will be available on Cymphonix's complete product line. Customers with current annual software maintenance (ASM) agreements will be able to download the software for no additional charge.
For more information about Cymphonix and Network Composer, please visit www.cymphonix.com.
Cymphonix Corporation, headquartered in Sandy, Utah, uses patent-pending Cross-Layer Intelligence(TM) (XLi(TM)) technology to provide unmatched network threat protection and resource optimization. With the powerful XLi engine, Cymphonix products seamlessly integrate network protection, application performance, and traffic visibility into a single, easily managed solution. Leading the Cymphonix product line is Network Composer, a smart gateway appliance that helps organizations understand at a glance who is abusing network resources and with what applications -- enabling problems to be corrected instantly through a clear, easy-to-manage interface. More information about Cymphonix can be found at www.cymphonix.com.