Blue Coat’s “Scan Once-Serve Many” Functionality Accelerates Finjan’s Malicious Mobile Code Inspection to Close Window of Vulnerability on Emerging Web Threats
Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading Web security company and Finjan Software, the leading provider of proactive security solutions for global companies, today announced a strategic partnership that includes the integration of Finjan’s Vital Security product, SurfinGate for Web, to the solid line-up of Web security solutions that leverage the performance and scalability of Blue Coat’s Web security appliance platform.
Finjan’s solution augments existing Blue Coat virus scanning and content filtering partnerships by providing comprehensive active content security and malicious mobile code protection, securing networks against new and unknown virus threats. By leveraging its unique “scan-once, serve-many” approach and the Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP), the Blue Coat Web Security Appliance platform intelligently inspects Web content traversing the open port 80 and forwards potentially malicious active content to the SurfinGate for Web product for proactive malicious mobile code inspection. Content determined to be malicious is discarded while safe content is delivered to the requesting user in real-time and also stored in cache on the Blue Coat appliance. The Blue Coat security appliance then fulfils subsequent requests for clean content without impacting the SurfinGate for Web application.
“The recent dramatic increase in deployment of proactive and integrated content security solutions by global companies requires robustness, performance and scalability higher than before,” said Shlomo Touboul, chairman and CEO of Finjan Software. “Finjan Software’s SurfinGate for Web solution leverages Blue Coat’s high-performance security appliance and policy architecture to proactively and simultaneously safeguard hundreds of thousands of enterprise users around-the-clock.”
“Blue Coat functions as an accelerator that fuels perimeter Web security services like content filtering, virus scanning and now proactive content security and malicious mobile code protection from Finjan,” said Nigel Hawthorn, European marketing director for Blue Coat Systems. “Blue Coat’s highly-advance technology includes our patent-applied-for Policy Processing Engine™ that puts granular policy control and enforcement in the hands of the network security administrator.”
“Emerging Web security threats will be capable of evading point-solution security systems and more traditional methods of network security,” said Brian Burke, senior analyst with IDC. “By adding active content protection from Finjan to existing Web content filtering and Web-based anti-virus defence, Blue Coat now offers a more complete network perimeter security solution to fortify the network infrastructure from the latest Internet worms and mobile-code security risks.”
The new interoperable Blue Coat Systems and Finjan Software solutions are available immediately through Blue Coat Systems, Finjan Software and each company’s respective channel partners worldwide. For more information and pricing, please contact Blue Coat Systems, Finjan Software or any authorised partner, or visit http://www.bluecoat.com and http://www.finjan.com
About Finjan Software
Silicon Valley based Finjan Software is the leading provider of proactive content security solutions to global organisations. Exceeding the preliminary level of defence typically offered by reactive anti-virus software solutions, Finjan's Vital Security family of products proactively responds to changing, yet-to-be-created Internet security threats, creating a network security solution that closes the Window of Vulnerability. Recognised by analyst firm IDC as the leader in the worldwide malicious mobile code security market, Finjan's robust and scalable network security products are protecting the mission critical content of more than one million end-users. For more information, visit http://www.finjan.com.
About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat Systems, a Web security company, has developed the industry’s first port 80 security appliance. Safeguarding many of the world's largest corporate networks, this high-performance security appliance intelligently protects against Web-based threats by policing port 80 -- the primary hole in the enterprise security infrastructure. Headquartered in Camberley, Surrey Blue Coat Systems can be reached at 0800 085 2356 or at UKInfo@bluecoat.com
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