Offers broader control over cloud-based applications
Cloud security provider Trend Micro Incorporated has released a new web gateway offering, which offers greater visibility and control over the growing use of cloud-based applications such as instant messaging, peer-to-peer, video and audio applications, and web mail.
Trend Micro said its InterScan Web Security 5.5 delivers efficient protection against Internet threats, and reduces costs through datacentre consolidation by supporting bare-metal, VMware Ready and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual appliances.
It works alongside the Advanced Reporting and Management module, a separate component that provides centralised real-time network traffic visibility, drill-down historical reporting, and policy management.
With in-the-cloud threat protection, InterScan Web Security brings in content only from sites that are deemed safe, and gives organisations visibility into the Internet-based applications employees use, thereby blocking unwanted or unsafe content at the network perimeter.
The company said the new offering is powered by its Smart Protection Network infrastructure, to deliver real-time protection from emerging threats and offers total visibility across all ports and many more protocols.
The latest version automates the discovery and bandwidth usage of over 420 Internet-based protocols and the thousands of client applications that leverage them.
Administrators can understand which users’ traffic needs to be controlled per application type and then create rules to enforce those policies as well as filter web traffic according to any characteristic of the HTTP protocol.
Further, the 5.5 release includes time-based quotas which allows administrators to define the total allowable browsing time within work/leisure hours that users can visit specific sites or categories of sites.