Trend Micro ups web gateway protection
The new Web Gateway Security solution integrates Trend Micro’s InterScan web security virtual appliance 5.0 product with its new Advanced Reporting and Management module and is powered by the firm’s cloud-based Smart Protection Network for up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, said the firm.
The Advanced Reporting and Management module has been designed to give IT managers greater insight into employee behaviour on the web, through dashboards, real-time monitoring, drill down reporting and user activity analysis.
The InterScan Web Security Virtual Appliance, meanwhile, is designed to deliver improved web-based protection by combining URL filtering, web reputation and content scanning technology. Customers can either dedicate their own standardised hardware to the application or install it in a VMware environment with other applications, said Trend.
“Not only are most web gateway security solutions not doing enough to stop web threats, they have very high management costs,” said David Lieberman, gateway and collaboration director at Trend Micro.
“Trend Micro Web Gateway Security gives customers better protection, more flexibility and lower total costs. Enterprise customers should not have to spend a great deal to receive superior security protection – value and quality ought to go hand in hand.”
Other new features of the appliance include the ability to support privacy requirements by scanning HTTPS traffic and creating exception policies based on certain sites or categories of sites.
Also included is a flexible URL filtering policy engine which allows the creation of custom URL categories, exceptions and file-based whitelisting.
There is also object level blocking, which means that IT managers can enforce policy without necessarily needing to block entire pages.