SOURCE: M86 Security

M86 Security

March 09, 2010 07:00 ET

M86 Security Introduces Affordable Web Filtering and Reporting on Single Appliance for K-12 Market

M86 Web Filter and Reporter Offers One-Appliance Version of M86's Best-in-Breed URL Filtering, Real-Time Monitoring and Reporting to Provide a Safe Learning Environment

ORANGE, CA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  M86 Security, the global expert in real-time Web and email threat protection, today introduced the M86 Web Filter and Reporter, a single appliance which delivers M86's best-in-breed URL filtering as well as real-time monitoring and reporting. The appliance provides the same robust filtering, monitoring and reporting capabilities that previously required three appliances to protect students from inappropriate Web and Instant Messenger use.

M86 Web Filter and Reporter, specifically built for small and medium-sized school districts, offers a cost-effective means of securing a network through one appliance. This approach reduces initial expenses, server rack space, and expenditures related to essential maintenance and electricity costs compared to products which rely on separate appliances for each filtering, monitoring and reporting functions.

"M86 understands the economic pressures small and medium sized school districts face on a daily basis," said Werner Thalmeier, vice president, product management, M86 Security. "The ability for a single appliance to achieve what two or three once accomplished provides these entities with a lower total cost of ownership without sacrificing performance or compromising security. We recognize that while the Internet offers an unprecedented learning resource, school districts have a primary responsibility to safeguard children while allowing them to benefit from online learning. Using M86 Web Filter and Reporter, school districts can ensure that children and students are protected from inappropriate content and cyberbullying while a school's networks remain secure -- at an affordable price."

With the ability to conduct real-time monitoring as well as provide detailed and customized reports, M86 Web Filter and Reporter is uniquely deployed passively rather than as a proxy avoiding the introduction of bottlenecks or latency into the network. Easy to set up and manage, this appliance-based solution eliminates the need for separate servers or operating systems. M86's support of the hardware, software, and updates associated with this Web filter and reporting tool removes much of the potential deployment and management issues for system administrators.

This filtering and reporting tool also employs application control by signature using signature detection to block proxies, over 125 types of streaming media, gaming, peer-to-peer, remote desktop and Instant Messaging apps such as MSN Messenger, Limewire and GoToMyPc. M86 Web Filter and Reporter's application control helps school districts demonstrate compliance more effectively.

About M86 Security
M86 Security is the global expert in real-time threat protection and the industry's leading Secure Web Gateway provider. The company's appliance, software, and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Web and email security protect more than 24,000 customers and over 17 million users worldwide. M86 products use patented real-time code analysis and behavior-based malware detection technologies as well as threat intelligence from M86 Security Labs to protect networks against new and advanced threats, secure confidential information, and ensure regulatory compliance. The company is based in Orange, California with international headquarters in London and development centers in California, Israel, and New Zealand.
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