GFI Software announced the addition of its Web Protection service to GFI Cloud, which enables SMB IT managers to reduce exposure from Web-based security risks and productivity loss by managing Internet access and use on company machines – regardless of whether they are in-house or in remote locations.
Unsupervised Internet browsing can result in security risks, legal liabilities, productivity loss and bandwidth drain, but resource-strapped IT administrators often don’t have the time or budget to discover and manage a Web monitoring solution. With GFI Cloud’s Web-based management console, administrators can be up and running within minutes. The click and enable approach enables IT admins to effortlessly gain control of Web browsing on all the machines under management.
Web Protection offers extensive Web security features, enabling administrators to be in complete control of security across their distributed infrastructure by easily protecting machines from websites pushing malware, phishing sites, proxies, spyware, adware, botnets and spam. Web Protection ensures that the majority of malicious code on the Internet is blocked at the point of request, ensuring that it never even makes it to the endpoint, be it servers, client PCs or laptops. Every five minutes computers are protected from the latest web security threats.
With Web Protection’s URL filtering capabilities, administrators can apply Web content filtering policies, such as time-based browsing rules, across more than 80 different categories of websites, keeping users productive and protecting businesses from security risks and legal liabilities.
Additionally, Web monitoring functionality helps administrators stay on top of bandwidth usage through real-time graphical reports and automated alerts when defined bandwidth thresholds are reached. With these tools, administrators can easily spot excess bandwidth usage by device, URL or category of website and quickly remediate the problem to avoid unwanted costs and network strain.
“Malware is growing more sophisticated by the day, and cybercriminals are targeting users from all directions – on social media sites, through unpatched software, in search engine results, the list goes on,” said Sergio Galindo, Head of Global Product Management at GFI Software. “The security risks are increasing by the minute, yet SMB IT administrators are faced with the same tight budgets and thin resources. GFI Cloud helps administrators overcome these challenges by providing an affordable, easy-to-use, multi-layered approach to security that can be managed through a single, cloud-based console. The result is comprehensive threat protection at a price point and level of simplicity that resource-strapped administrators demand. Our solution gives SMB IT admins more confidence in their IT security and business strategies.”