SOURCE: Secure Computing

September 24, 2007 08:00 ET

Secure Computing Releases Next Generation Web Gateway Security Solution

New Webwasher Offers Caching and Security for Companies Operating in a Web 2.0 Environment

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced the release of a new version of the company's industry-leading Webwasher® Web gateway security solution, aimed at meeting today's stringent Web security requirements. Webwasher is the only Web gateway security solution that integrates caching and security to deliver bandwidth savings and reduced latency without compromising security. Coupled with Webwasher's top-rated anti-malware engine and industry-leading TrustedSource™ global reputation system, today's enhanced Webwasher ensures security for the Web.

"Today's bi-directional Web 2.0 environment continually introduces new and unknown threats," said IDC Research Manager Brian Burke. "Through the use of popular Web 2.0 technologies and applications, unknown threats can enter networks through seemingly legitimate Web sites and proprietary information can exit a company with the click of a mouse. For these reasons, Web gateway security should be a priority for any corporation working in a Web 2.0 environment."

The new version of Webwasher includes the following features:

--  SecureCache™ integrates caching and security to deliver bandwidth
    savings and reduced latency without compromising security.  The business
    requirements for caching have changed dramatically since they were first
    developed, and today caching introduces an array of new challenges to
    providing secure content. Webwasher's unique SecureCache design is the most
    efficient available, delivering significant improvements in caching when
    compared to legacy solutions.
--  Anti-Malware Engine for Web threats scans traffic to analyze its
    intent or predicted behavior.  Webwasher is able to proactively protect
    against spyware, day-zero blended threats and targeted attacks. Solutions
    that rely solely on signature updates or heuristics cannot provide this
    level of security. Webwasher combines this threat protection against
    unknown malware with the exceptional performance of a signature-based anti-
    virus engine for known malware threats to provide the industry's best Web
    gateway defense against malware as illustrated in independent studies.
--  Reputation-based Filtering powered by TrustedSource is continually
    enhanced and updated as the threat landscape changes.  Webwasher is now
    able to identify and assign reputations to new domains and URLs which do
    not yet have content, and consequently can't be categorized.  So as
    spammers, phishers, and others are planning their next exploit,
    TrustedSource proactively assigns a malicious-intent reputation score based
    on factors including server location, relation to other IPs and behavior of
    related servers. This enables customers to protect their networks by Web
    reputation before an exploit is launched.
--  Secure Administration to meet Audit and Compliance Requirements.
    Webwasher appliances now ship with SafeWord® two-factor authentication
    tightly integrated to provide secure, proof-positive access to
    administration of the Web gateway.  Customers can expand their deployment
    of SafeWord to remote users or to their entire organization with the
    purchase of additional SafeWord tokens.
--  Webwasher SSL Scanner fills a serious security gap in the corporate IT
    wall of defense. Webwasher SSL Scanner denies hackers, viruses, and
    malicious content hidden in SSL-encrypted traffic access to the network. By
    scanning SSL (HTTPS) traffic and certificate updates, Webwasher enables
    enterprises to apply all of the advanced Webwasher protection filters,
    along with their existing security and Internet usage policies, to all
    encrypted traffic.
--  Data Leakage Protection protects organizations from outbound threats
    such as leakage of confidential information across all key Web protocols.
    Webwasher provides this by performing unique outbound scanning of content
    to prevent intellectual property loss, comply with regulatory requirements,
    and provide reporting for compliance as well as forensics in the event of
    leakage. For advanced DLP requirements, Webwasher integrates with third-
    party DLP engines.

"Wide adoption of Web 2.0 applications, the increasing number of Web-based attacks, and growing use of SSL have all driven the need for Web security and data leakage protection for Web traffic," said Tim Roddy, director of product marketing for Secure Computing. "What we're delivering with Webwasher is the ability for companies to operate in a Web 2.0 world while meeting these threats head on."

Pricing and Availability

Webwasher Web gateway appliances scale to the enterprise's needs, and start as low as $3,995 including the proxy and caching features. Security filters such as anti-malware and reputation-based filtering are licensed on a subscription basis. For additional information, please visit

About Secure Computing

Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 20,000 global customers in 106 countries, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,300 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's Webwasher product and the expected benefits of such technology, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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