Offers inline malware scanning at the internet gateway
Blue Coat Systems, a provider of application delivery networking, has expanded the ProxyAV family of appliances with the launch of Proxy AV1200 that provides inline malware scanning at the internet gateway.
According to Blue Coat, the new ProxyAV 1200 appliance scans all web content, including file downloads from Web 2.0 sites with user authentication or credential tokens and provides a layer of defense in the Secure Web Gateway offering.
The Secure Web Gateway offering utilises a hybrid architecture that combines on-premise equipment, like the inline threat detection of the ProxyAV appliance, with the cloud-based WebPulse collaborative defense, delivering protection at the internet gateway and security intelligence to users about emerging web-based threats, Blue coat said.
The company said that ProxyAV appliances provide information about newly discovered threats to the WebPulse cloud. They work in tandem with ProxySG appliances and support anti-malware engines to help enterprises deploy the offering that best addresses their specific requirements.
The appliance also analyses all file downloads from user-authenticated Web 2.0 sites, web mail, file sharing and other methods of content delivery and enforces corporate IT policies related to the content.
In addition, the Blue Coat ProxyAV appliances support four modes of content analysis and scans diverse traffic with object analysis, trickle first or last stream analysis and deferred scan analysis.
Carrie Oakes, vice president of product marketing at Blue Coat Systems, said: “The magnitude and speed of web-based threats demand a layered security defense that can effectively protect all users in a variety of ways, regardless of location.
“The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway solution utilises industry-leading web awareness to provide users from any location with comprehensive on-demand intelligence about the latest threats.”