ContentWatch expands its web security appliances line

ContentWatch announced the addition of nine new models to its line of web security appliances, adding enhanced support for Active Directory to all new and existing models. The ContentWatch Security Appliance combines the function of multiple devices—content filtering, bandwidth and application shaping, IM management, and anti-virus/anti-spyware—into one affordable plug-and-play box.

The new models include the CP 200, CP 350, CP 350S, CP 450, CP 450S, CP 550, CP 550S, CP 650, and CP 650S, and give organizations increased manageability over their networks and support for up to 50,000 nodes, decreasing the number of appliances larger organizations must deploy. For companies with very high bandwidth networks, the newer appliance models provide significantly improved throughput—up to 200 Mbps.

For customers who see a significant amount of HTTPS Web traffic, which can dramatically slow network performance, new SSL Acceleration appliance models are equipped with Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) expansion cards that contain co-processors. These co-processors perform part of the HTTPS/SSL filtering, relieving the load on the ContentProtect Security Appliance, and eliminating any potential performance reduction.

In addition, ContentWatch has dramatically improved Active Directory support for all models, which will facilitate deployment of the appliance and simplify network management. This enhanced Active Directory support tightly integrates with a network’s current Active Directory structure, making it easier to deploy and manage new users, groups and policy settings from the directory server.

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