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iboss Network Security

November 11, 2014 08:00 ET

OSHEAN Selects iboss Network Security After Extensive Evaluation of Secure Web Gateways

iboss Infinitely Scalable Solution to Protect Thousands of Users Across a Statewide Member Network of Education, Local Government and Healthcare Organizations

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2014) - OSHEAN, a non-profit coalition delivering broadband telecommunications and IP networking services to local government entities, hospitals and education institutions across Rhode Island, has selected the iboss Secure Web Gateway (SWG) to protect its networks against sophisticated cyber threats, enable granular access to Web content and ensure regulatory compliance across its diverse member organizations. 

The deployment enables OSHEAN to deliver advanced Web security with flexible and granular controls, specifically around YouTube and Google. This is especially important for OSHEAN's K-12 customers to help ensure they are in compliance with CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act) and other key industry regulations. Specifically, iboss was chosen for:

  • Visibility on Network Traffic: iboss enables visibility across all 131K inbound / outbound data channels (ports) on the network, while standard SWG solutions watch only ports 80 and 443. This provides greater security over today's advanced cyber-attacks, which use non-standard ports to deliver malware
  • Regulatory and AUP Compliance: iboss SWG offers comprehensive network visibility and granular control over Web access, enabling organizations to protect their users and data. This supports regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, CIPA and others, and helps organizations enforce their Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) and security policies
  • YouTube Management Suite: Flexible YouTube content control options ensure schools can manage access to video streaming so that only approved material can be viewed. iboss also provides bandwidth control features to guarantee network resources are not over utilized
  • Google Clean Image: iboss' dynamic filtering of Google images goes beyond standard Safe Search, ensuring the AUP is always enforced without limiting end-user access

"OSHEAN's member base must adhere to strict, complex compliance standards," said Kevin Longo, solutions engineer at OSHEAN. "When evaluating solutions to meet our Web security needs, we wanted a provider that knew our industry inside and out. iboss exceeded our expectations. Their team was responsive and knowledgeable, quickly identifying gaps in our previous solution, and addressing our most urgent challenges around security and compliance."

"Being selected by OSHEAN validates our position as a leading provider of network security solutions to the public sector and education markets," said Paul Martini, CEO, iboss Network Security. "We're honored to be working with a non-profit dedicated to expanding safe, secure access to the Internet across the state of Rhode Island."

OSHEAN evaluated numerous Web gateway solutions before making the decision to replace their existing technology from Trustwave with the iboss SWG. OSHEAN currently leverages iboss for granular Web content filtering and advanced Web security for its downstream schools, towns, libraries and healthcare facilities. Additional product offerings, including Mobile Device Management and FireSphere™ Advanced APT Defense are offered as a la carte options to all OSHEAN clients. For more information on iboss please visit

About iboss Network Security
iboss Network Security protects today's borderless networks against malware, advanced threats and data loss with innovative Web Security, Mobile Security and FireSphere™ Advanced APT defense. Backed by patented technology, iboss' stream-based approach delivers unparalleled visibility across all inbound/outbound data channels and port-evasive applications, with technology that offers infinite scalability to handle the largest bandwidth demands. iboss outbound data defense includes best of breed Anti-Virus, Sandboxing, data anomaly detection, and integrated threat SIEM reporting, to better detect and respond to infections already on your network. Leveraging leading threat protection and unsurpassed usability, iboss is trusted by thousands of organizations and millions of users globally.

OSHEAN, Inc. (Ocean State Higher Education Economic Development and Administrative Network) delivers carrier class optical transport, advanced IP-based networking and innovative cloud solutions to Community Anchor Institutions and the communities they serve. OSHEAN creates trusted connections for peer-to-peer interactions that lead to more efficient, effective and collaborative information technology environments. With an extensive member network consisting of leading healthcare organizations, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, libraries, government agencies, and other community organizations, OSHEAN acts as a key strategic technology partner by facilitating member collaboration and providing best-in-class technology solutions and services that provide operational efficiencies and transform traditional enterprise operating models in support of its members' missions.