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New Product Feature: Web Filtering

Posted on by Adam Torgerson

Web Security, Content Filtering and Reporting services.

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Our new web content filtering solution has a perspective that focuses on security first. In fact, the new solution powered by OpenDNS Umbrella can decrease malware infections on client networks by 80%. Reducing malware infections is only one reason we chose this new solution. Compudyne is determined to offer the best services available in a constantly changing IT arena. We continuously evaluate our cloud-based offerings to ensure we are providing our customers with the most robust products and services on the market.

Knowing that Information Security is a massive topic of concern; Target and Home Depot know this, we understand that applying layers of security is one of the best strategies to keep your businesses data safe. So, why not add that extra layer of security on top of the traditional web content filtering and reporting needs.

The centrally managed solution protects at the DNS level which differs from the traditional Web proxy-based solutions. The proxy-based solutions are limited to the typical web browsing ports, 80 and 443. Moreover, the web-based proxies also do not address the mobile workforce very well. These solutions often use APIs that do not allow endpoints to effectively scan for threats. Conversely, our new solution not only protects applications, protocols or ports at the DNS level, but also allows for visibility and control for your remote workforce.

Web security, content filtering and reporting service is applied through a virtual appliance that is installed on the customer’s network. This is basically DNS redirectors that ensures all devices within the organization are passing traffic through the organization’s internet gateway, hence following policy. Additionally, an agent can be installed on all remote devices to warrant the firm’s Internet policy regardless of whether the employee is connected to the work wireless network or working remotely from any public network at a global level. Location doesn’t matter; once the administrator defines and applies a security policy on the device, that device is protected (via the web) as long as it is connected to the Internet.

Finally, the web-based administration is my favorite. An IT junky at heart, this clean and simple, yet granular interface provides the administrators with a wide variety of options. These options include such capabilities as bypassing blocks on a case basis with a block bypass code, analyzing the overall activity on the network over selected time periods to identify patterns, and using the tool’s Investigate feature to dig more deeply into particular suspect addresses and domains.

References
https://www.opendns.com/enterprise-security/resources/case-studies/iventure/

About Adam Torgerson

Grew up in the Northland. Loves his job. Has a passion for the cloud. View all posts by Adam Torgerson →