SOURCE: Marshal

October 23, 2007 09:01 ET

Marshal Announces New Secure Web Gateway Solution

New WebMarshal Architecture Provides Unique Security Features Offering Unprecedented Enterprise Scalability and Performance

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - Secure email and Web gateway security provider Marshal announced today WebMarshal 6.0, the Web security solution that goes beyond simple URL filtering to provide realtime Website classification and malware detection as well as comprehensive content scanning for all downloaded and uploaded content at the Web gateway. By providing comprehensive Web access control and enforcement, complete threat protection (URL, AV and malware filtering), as well as data leakage prevention, in a single integrated package, WebMarshal 6.0 is the most complete solution available on the market today.

Brian Burke, Program Director for IDC's Security Products service, commented, "We've recently seen an increase in demand for more Internet gateway solutions that provide security beyond common URL filtering. WebMarshal 6.0 has made significant strides in this area, delivering an integrated threat management solution with URL and AV filtering, malware detection and content scanning to prevent both inbound threats and data leakage at the Web gateway -- all without performance latency."

WebMarshal 6.0's unique architecture, scalability and malware scanning provide advanced security features to automatically monitor and manage inbound and outbound content and browsing at the Web gateway, taking the burden off administrators and making the management of large environments easier. Designed to benefit businesses of any size, WebMarshal 6.0 prevents malware threats, protects employees and networks from viruses and unwanted content, stops data leakage, and helps companies enforce acceptable use policies and comply with industry and government security regulations and mandates.

"With Internet threats becoming more malicious and the workforce increasingly mobile, organizations are demanding comprehensive Web gateway solutions that provide both inbound and outbound protection," said Bradley Anstis, VP Products for Marshal. "WebMarshal 6.0 goes beyond simple URL filtering that controls where users are allowed to visit on the Internet; it controls what they can do when they get there. WebMarshal manages what files and textual content users can download and upload, and -- through quota management -- how much time they can spend on specified sites and how much bandwidth they can consume over a given timeframe."

WebMarshal 6.0 includes a new "enterprise ready" architecture featuring a unique centralized array manager that acts as the central configuration and management point from single server installations to arrays of hundreds of nodes, even supporting distributed environments. The array manager simplifies administration by:

--  Automating the distribution of configuration updates to an unlimited
    number of nodes
--  Offering consistent integrated content filtering, anti-malware and URL
    filtering at the Web gateway to protect organizations against inbound
    threats and prevent outbound data leakage in realtime
--  Allowing automatic keyword detection in text uploaded to the Web and
    restrictions on the types of files unauthorized users can upload to prevent
    data leakage
--  Providing greater administration controls, including a unique content-
    type detection capability that manages bandwidth by identifying and
    blocking selective file content -- including streaming media -- before the
    data transfer begins
--  Keeping traffic logs for analysis and reporting, and a streamlined
    user interface with drag-and-drop rule implementation and full rule and
    policy testing
    

"With three times the functionality, WebMarshal 6.0 is priced at half the cost of the closest competitor. Existing WebMarshal customers with current maintenance agreements can upgrade to WebMarshal 6.0 free of charge," said Steve Sheinbaum, Marshal's VP of Americas Sales.

This advanced new product offers Marshal customers leading functionality in a scalable package that can meet the security needs of any organisation. WebMarshal 6.0 demonstrates that Marshal is delivering on its Multi-Platform strategy and achieving the vision of providing enterprise-level threat protection to companies of all sizes.

More about WebMarshal

WebMarshal is a total business solution for employee Internet management, combining URL filtering, anti-virus, anti-spyware, content security and productivity management into a single, easy-to-manage solution. WebMarshal enables organizations to apply management policies for security, compliance, behavior and acceptable use to Internet activity -- meeting their obligations to assure a safe and secure working environment for all employees.

About Marshal

Marshal is a privately-owned company with its worldwide and EMEA headquarters at Basingstoke in the United Kingdom and regional offices in Paris (France), Munich (Germany), Johannesburg (South Africa), Houston (USA), Atlanta (USA), Sydney (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand). Marshal is a global vendor of Comprehensive Secure Email and Internet Management solutions that integrate content filtering, compliance, secure messaging and archiving, to protect businesses against email and internet-based threats.

Forty percent of the Global Fortune 500 companies use Marshal security solutions to secure their corporate messaging networks and Web against internal abuse and external threats such as viruses, spam and malicious code. More than seven million users in 18,000 companies worldwide use Marshal's highly acclaimed MailMarshal and WebMarshal solutions to protect their networks, employees, business assets and corporate reputation and to comply with corporate governance legislation requirements. More information is available at www.marshal.com.

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