Web 2.0 application controls from Aladdin

Aladdin Knowledge Systems announced that Aladdin eSafe is the industry’s first Web security solution that offers advanced Web 2.0 application controls for popular social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. The result is a level of control that enables the use of sites by employees without the risk of data leakage or misuse that comes from specific features.

Recent studies found that 85% of malware is currently being distributed through Web 2.0 applications. The requirement to allow social networking sites as a way to empower and enhance certain business processes can now be balanced with the risks commonly associated with unrestricted access.

Existing eSafe customers will be automatically updated to the latest version and can begin using Web 2.0 application controls immediately.

Ofer Elzam, CTO of content security at Aladdin Knowledge Systems said:

Employers understand that social networking sites can be a useful business tool, but many of the functions within them can decrease productivity and increase security risks to data and identities. Until now, the choices for controlling these sites have been limited to either absolute blocking or allowing of the site. The latest eSafe AppliFilter update now gives organizations the power to manage and control their employees’ access to specific aspects of Web 2.0 applications so they can minimize unnecessary risk and improve productivity while still capitalizing on the business and collaborative value these sites can bring.