Interscan Gateway Appliance
Strengths: This device is an easy to deploy, simple to manage one-stop shop for protection.
Weaknesses: We really could not find any.
Verdict: This is an extremely strong, easy to use product loaded with features. We award it our Best Buy
This product has many useful features and protection capabilities. Features include anti-virus scanning for protocols such as SMTP, HTTP, FTP and POP3. This appliance will scan many of these protocols for spyware, spam, phishing, pharming and filter content. Because this is a gateway appliance and it is completely transparent, all traffic is monitored in both directions. It also has the ability to do web URL and content filtering to block harmful or inappropriate web content. Damage Cleanup is the most interesting feature of this device. This feature will deploy an agent to a known infected machine and clean up all traces of malware on the infected client.
We found this appliance extremely easy to use. Without documentation, we had the device up and running in minutes.
The Interscan Gateway Appliance performed very well during our tests. It has a massive amount of flexibility and can be deployed by itself — or as added protection to your existing network structure of firewalls and VPNs — without causing any disturbance to the network.
We found documentation to be as outstanding as the product itself. The documentation contained easy to understand text, several charts and diagrams.
Trend Micro offers several web-based support options. These are based on the size and structure of the environment. Support is divided into three categories: small business, medium business, and enterprise business. Support is designed to fit the needs of the specific environment. Support tools — such as FAQs, a knowledge base, technical guides, customer service, and ways to contact support — are included.
At just under $14,000, this product is an excellent value for the money. The Interscan device is designed to be the one-stop shop for malware protection in any environment. The product is fully inclusive, so there are no extra charges for modules or extra filters. This means that once deployed and configured, this device will keep the network fully protected from all the dangers that are lurking in the shadows of the internet and email.
This product has been named Best Buy.