World-Leading Global Reinsurer Uses Webwasher to Provide Web Gateway Security for Protection Against Digital Threats
LONDON, UK, June 28, 2007—Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced that Swiss Re, the world’s leading global reinsurer, has deployed the Secure Computing Webwasher® solution to protect against digital threats and ensure regulatory policy compliance.
Swiss Re has chosen Webwasher to further strengthen its strong security policies and practices at the gateway, adeptly filtering Internet traffic, efficiently blocking increasingly sophisticated inbound threats such as spyware, phishing and other malware or fraud, and guarding against outbound threats such as sensitive data leaks.
Webwasher is the industry's first and only reputation-based Web gateway security solution. It delivers reputation-based URL filtering for corporate users surfing the Web, and bi-directional protection for enterprise networks. It incorporates global intelligence from the company's industry-leading reputation system, TrustedSource™, which provides source-based reputation scores for web page content, messages, attachments and images. This enables organizations to detect and deter security threats often well in advance of danger.
Prior to deploying Webwasher, Swiss Re had a security IT environment comprising of multiple point products, which needed to be upgraded to provide an increased level of protection or flexibility in an ever-changing security environment.
“The Webwasher technology and appliance met our requirements best,” said Christian Bai, Senior Systems Engineer at Swiss Re. “The appliance offers the highest level of flexibility because of its ability to define very granular rule sets and enforce them.”
The deployment of Webwasher was managed by Swiss security integrator InfoTrust AG with knowledge transfer being carried out by Secure Computing’s sales engineers. “The change went through completely unnoticed by our users,” concluded Christian Bai. “In my opinion that’s the best we could have achieved. Ever since the deployment, our Webwasher appliances run smoothly and fulfill all our expectations.”
“The Internet is an enormously rich resource for content and communications — as long as the right security measures are taken,” said Scott Montgomery, vice president of Product Management, Secure Computing. “As the threat landscape grows and evolves, mitigating inadvertent and intentional digital risks is critical for businesses and Webwasher is the strongest option.”
Webwasher is a complete Web security gateway appliance, providing best of breed bi-directional protection against Web 2.0 security threats. It protects organizations from malware, data leaks, Internet misuse and related issues, while ensuring policy enforcement, regulatory compliance and a productive application environment. Webwasher is the number one rated solution on the market offering best of breed content security. It features:
· Reputation-based URL filtering and advanced protection powered by TrustedSource
· Protection against targeted malware attacks hidden in web traffic
· Enforcement of security policy on encrypted SSL traffic
· Protection against data leaks on all web protocols
· A high performance proxy for enterprise deployments
· Rich graphical reporting on all appliance functions
· Appliances “sized to fit” the needs of organizations large and small
As with all Secure Computing products, Webwasher can be managed from a single, centralized web interface, and the Webwasher Content Reporter offers enterprise-class reporting across all products and most gateway cache appliances and firewalls.
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 http://www.securecomputing.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the anticipated relationship between Secure Computing and Swiss Re and their use of the Webwasher product, 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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