The Internet is an invaluable business tool, but in the dynamic web environment it poses significant productivity and security challenges. Organizations are faced with the problem of establishing an acceptable web usage policy, maintaining this policy, and reporting on its effectiveness.
The Wedge Web Filter App enables organizations to understand, filter, monitor, and report on internet usage, allowing employees to take full advantage of the Web without compromising business goals.
Web Usage Controls
The Wedge Web Filter App is the only solution that combines Category-based filtering with Real Time Expression Filtering and Reputation-based filtering, creating the best and most dynamic web filtering protection available. This allows organizations to:
- Reduce risk while protecting corporate reputations, filter and monitor Internet use to align with business goals, reduce legal liability, maximize employee productivity, and preserve bandwidth for business-related activities.
- Utilize an expansive category-based filtering through the TrustedSource Web Database, a proven repository of more than 30 million websites with over 90 categories.
- Scan down to the keyword level with Wedge Real Time Expression. Filtering does not stop at the URL Content, it is inspected down to individual words and patterns contained within web traffic and is fully customizable with specific expressions, enabling organizations to prevent the leakage of confidential information leaving the organization through Internet protocols.
- Leverage reputation-based filtering that enhances category-based filtering with up-to-the-minute intelligence powered by TrustedSource™, and allows organizations to benefit from information about content sources and risks gathered throughout the Internet. Using this real-time scoring, the Wedge Web Filter solution pro-actively and reliably blocks the latest Web 2.0 threats and malware before they can enter the organization’s network.
- Prevent Data Theft, Keyloggers, and Call Home Viruses from sending information out of their networks by blocking outbound traffic from contacting malicious sites.
- Enable Wedge Anti-Malware scanning for protection against malicious code from unknown or compromised legitimate sites.
Fully Integrated with the Wedge Anti-Malware and Anti-Spam Apps to allow dedicated security policies to be deployed across the web and email with a single appliance.
- Built for performance, the SubSonic Engine’s unique traffic handling allows the resources needed for Web Filtering to be easily handled while allowing room for organizations to grow and add additional protection modules, without altering user experience.
- Seamless network integration with the ability to deploy through Stealth Transparency, the WedgeOS platform integrates into organizations without changing any network or routing settings. As well, traditional proxy and bridge deployment modes allow for maximum flexibility.
Utilizing business reporting through the Wedge Reporter, or automatic integration with existing reporting solutions, Wedge Networks’ solutions help provide in-depth and usable information to align Web Filter management with business direction.
- Reporting for the organization and reporting for the user -from high level organization-wide usage to individual drill down tracking; the Web Filter App can identify usage trends, document inappropriate web activity, and can take action to ensure the web is an enabler for business goals.
- Automated reporting tools allow organizations to fully customize dashboards, support report creation out of the box, and allow customization of what information the organization wants to highlight, who receives it, and how it is displayed. Fully tailored web filtering and reporting are provided to best suit individual organization’s unique needs.
- Granular and customized policy allow organizations to dive deep into filtering policies. Filter by user group, time of the day, day of the week, specific categories, and even URLs.
- Reduce TCO with a high performance platform that handles increased network loads and that has the ability to provide integrated web and email security functionality in a single appliance. The WedgeOS platform reduces complexity and cost of security while dramatically increasing the efficiency and protection levels of the network.
- Automated updates and policy enforcement ensure that the organization’s web usage standards are maintained as new sites are created, all without requiring maintenance from IT staff.