The Clearswift Web Appliance provides a complete solution for policy controlled web security allowing you to exploit collaborative Web 2.0 technologies to grow your business, while reducing costs and mitigating risks.
The web appliance goes beyond simply keeping your network free of viruses, spyware, and other inappropriate content including harmful executables. You decide exactly what content flows, when and to whom. It lets you create secure policies that enable collaboration, minimize risk and maintain productivity. If you’re concerned about data leaks via Facebook, webmail or similar sites – you can still enable access, but simply prevent file uploads. YouTube may contain inappropriate content – you can still allow access, but only to authorized videos. With the Clearswift Web Appliance granular policies like these help you mitigate data loss, regulatory, legal and reputational risks.
With the Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway deployed, the web is transformed from a high-risk environment to a place of free and safe collaboration and communication. Business-enhancing online technologies, like social-media websites and collaborative services, can therefore be enabled with confidence.
The Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway includes template policies so that it is ready to perform immediately. The easy-to-use policy center affords user-level control over access to web content and services, allowing for development of flexible acceptable-use policies. Centralized controls automatically propagate policies across multiple Clearswift SECURE gateways, saving time and ensuring consistency.
Time schedules can be applied to specific websites or categories, allowing users managed access to particular content types. Individual users can be allocated time quotas for maximum policy flexibility. Acceptable-use intercept pages can be displayed to remind users that web activities are monitored and subject to policy.
Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway policies are built on Clearswift MIMEsweeper, a tried and trusted content-inspection and filtering technology.
This inspects traffic in real time, checking content against policies. Inappropriate and policy-contravening content is blocked. Customizable block messages can include override options for users, providing both protection for your organization and freedom for employees to continue conducting essential business. As well, the Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway performs detection of common business terms, such as payment card industry (PCI) phrases and number patterns, personally identifiable information (PII) and Compliance terms. Detection is fully customizable and is supported by automatically updated managed lists and editable Compliance dictionaries, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Securities and Equities Commission (SEC) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).
This multi-tiered detection capability prevents data leaks and mitigates regulatory and reputational risks.
With bi-directional malware scanning built in, Clearswift SECURE Web Gateways keep your organization's network free of malware. The anti-malware engine detects and stops both known and new threats. This ability extends to viruses, spyware, keyloggers and botnet call-homes. Access to suspect websites can also be managed by URL filtering and category-level controls.
The Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway comes with advanced management and reporting facilities, controlled via a simple web-based interface. Hundreds of ready-made report templates are included, which can be easily modified. Reports are interactive, meaning it is possible to drill down on the fly, saving time on money on the production of wasted reports.