Clearswift - Web Gateway

Date: December 22, 2010
Pages: 13
US$ 995.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Brief Review
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)

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Clearswift - Web Gateway

Clearswift SECURE Web Gateway is a web protection solution that helps organizations to control and maintain user access to the Internet. Achieving the right balance between effective web use that benefits the business and controlling unwanted access is a difficult problem for most organizations. Clearswift uses a policy-driven, content-filtering approach to protecting authorized web users.

Features and benefits
  • SECURE Web Gateway provides an integrated security solution that simplifies deployment and ongoing control of web content security.
  • The MIMEsweeper content-aware policy engine delivers best-of-breed URL filtering, anti-malware and anti-spyware protection, to ensure safe web access.
  • An intuitive user interface (UI) simplifies the creation, enforcement, and management of acceptable web-usage policies.

The product brings together a combination of Clearswift's MIMEsweeper content-aware policy engine, URL filtering services, anti-malware, and anti-spyware capabilities. Its web enforcement services are supported by a GUI-based management interface that simplifies the task of creating, enforcing and managing an organization's acceptable use policies.Using pre-built and updatable policy rules, the product's content-aware engine detects, analyzes, protects, and manages inbound and outbound data flows.

Your key questions answered
  • The product is appropriate for organizations that operate in regulated areas of business and the public sector.
  • The target market is small-to-medium enterprises that are looking for a cost-effective web-gateway product to address web access and data protection.
  • The product is of value to organizations that are embracing a Web 2.0 and social media culture to grow their trading opportunities.
  • Content-aware organizations can use the product to protect their brands, intellectual property, and business reputation.

Key findings
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Solution overview
Solution analysis
  URL and content filtering
  Analytical intelligence
  Web application protection
  Controlling personal use
  Reputation and trusted protection
  Reporting and management


Market opportunity
Go to market strategy


Deployment examples
  M&C Saatchi
  The Briggs & Forrester Group
  The Highland Spring Group


Further reading
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