Facebook and Twitter are becoming ubiquitous in the workplace for recruiting, collaboration and professional networking. Open access to social media is both beneficial and challenging, as Web 2.0 sites expose a network to data theft and leakage. Consequently, the risks from user-generated content on these sites is rendering traditional security technologies, such as anti-virus and URL filtering, ineffective, as they lack the ability to protect the actual content of dynamic, ever-changing Web 2.0 sites.
Websense Web Security Gateway, combined with data leakage prevention (DLP), continually updates content classification and provides up-to-the-second threat protection, thereby enabling organizations to leverage Web 2.0 resources without worrying about zero-day malware, inappropriate content or disclosing sensitive information.
Websense Web Security Gateway is the only solution to include Websense Triton Architecture, the unification of web, email, and DLP security across both on-premise and security-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms. By consolidating multiple content security products and platforms, customers dramatically lower cost of ownership.
The tool provides zero-day malware protection. The Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE) protects against malicious scripts and zero-day threats that circumvent anti-virus products. ACE analyzes web traffic in real time, categorizing dynamic Web 2.0 content, blocking zero-day malware and preventing confidential data loss.
Further, the tool offers the consolidation of multiple content security capabilities (e.g., Web 2.0 acceptable-use policy, network anti-virus, zero-day malware, DLP, email security, application controls) within a unified appliance and management framework.
Osterman Research says the costs associated with a malware infection are approximately $110 per user. The Ponemon Institute reports the average total incident cost of lost customer records is $6.75 million. These breaches continue despite the fact that virtually every organization deploys desktop anti-virus and URL filtering. Clearly, new technology is needed to reduce these costs. Websense Web Security Gateway meets that need with zero-day malware prevention and DLP to address risks not covered by basic URL filtering and anti-virus solutions.
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