A High Throughput Gateway Site-Filtering Appliance — Prevents Employees from Accessing Prohibited Websites
Ositis® New SiteStripper Integrates Secure Computing’s Market-leading SmartFilterTM Technology into Ositis’ Security Appliance Platform
Las Vegas, NV — (May 8, 2002) – Ositis, Software Inc., a leading developer of security and Internet access technologies, announced today that it is extending its long-standing partnership with Secure Computing (Nasdaq:SCUR) through the availability of the newest member of the Ositis security family: SiteStripper. SiteStripper removes offensive web sites from the data stream at the network gateway and is an integrated appliance solution for the management of users’ World Wide Web access. By comparing users requests to a known, frequently updated, and customizable list of prohibited URLs, SiteStripper blocks objectionable websites. This stand-alone hardware solution utilizes Secure Computing’s SmartFilterÃ¢â€ž? technology and Ositis’ proprietary packet inspection and interception technology to scan requested URLs and to ban viewing of prohibited sites.
As a network bridge, SiteStripper inserts seamlessly into any TCP/IP network infrastructure for complete and instant protection against undesirable Internet usage. SiteStripper features Secure Computing’s SmartFilter international URL control list, which categorizes millions of Web sites into 30 distinct content groups, including pornography, gambling, chat and MP3. The SmartFilter list is updated twice per week over the Internet. SiteStripper enables organizations to enforce their Web-usage policy in real-time. The product allows logging, alerting and broad customization of prohibited site lists, as well as the segmentation of users into groups with different usage policies.
“Ositis is delighted to expand our long-term relationship with Secure Computing through the availability of SiteStripper on our Security Appliance platform,” said Vilis Ositis, president and CEO of Ositis. “Company productivity is a key to successful business growth. With SiteStripper, management can set enforceable web-usage policy and help keep employees focused on the work at hand.”
SiteStripper helps companies realize an immediate return on investment as a result of increased employee productivity as web surfing is curtailed. SiteStripper allows an organization to recapture network bandwidth sapped by user abuse of network resources for personal downloads and surfing. The product also reduces liability by providing a non-discriminatory and non-harassing work environment. The alerting and logging features allow employers to be informed of prohibited employee activity with real-time notifications, and site violation attempts are sent via email or pager to the network administrator. SiteStripper can send popup notices to inform employees of company announcements or web-usage policy.
“We are committed to building relationships with key partners such as Ositis, to address the broader needs in the marketplace with innovative Web filtering implementations,” said Chris Peterson, vice president of OEM and channel sales at Secure Computing. “SmartFilter is the OEM de facto standard for embedded Web filtering because of its superior architecture and highly accurate control list.”
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Ositis Software designs, develops, licenses and high performance security solutions that provide enterprise, small-medium business (SMB), and consumers with complete solutions to safeguard and connect networked devices. The company markets and supports its products through: Value Added Resellers, leading OEMs worldwide, retailers and directly to end-users. For inquiries contact Ositis at 6120 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 210, Pleasanton, CA 94588; telephone (888) 946-7769 within the U.S. or +1 (925) 225-8900 outside the U.S.; fax (925) 225-8904; Europe +32 3 380 08 90; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit http://www.ositis.com.
ABOUT SECURE COMPUTING
Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR) is a leading provider of enterprise network access control solutions. Secure Computing software products include SafeWordÃ¢â€ž? PremierAccessÃ¢â€ž? for role-based access control, authentication, and authorization to Web, VPN, and network applications; SidewinderÃ¢â€ž?, the world’s strongest firewall and VPN gateway, complemented by the GauntletÃ¢â€ž? firewall; SmartFilterÃ¢â€ž? Web filtering software for creating positive, productive use of the Web in any organization; and the Embedded Firewall, the world’s first tamper-resistant distributed firewall to defend against the insider threat. Secure Computing’s worldwide partners and customers are counted among the Global 1,000 in financial services, healthcare, telecom, manufacturing, technology, and government. Visit the Secure Computing Web site at http://www.securecomputing.com or call us at 800.379.4944 (global direct +1.408.979.6572).