Kaspersky is used for the malware signature database and to detect viruses, worms, spyware, adware and trojans. The unit also contains a Cloudmark anti-spam, anti-phishing engine that is updated every 45 seconds. In addition, it uses a complete Secure Computing/McAfee Web Filter database with 90-plus web categories. The keyword filtering capability was a great tool for deep word and pattern inspection for data leakage prevention. The appliance can be deployed in various versions of proxy or transparent modes, giving users a full suite of deployment choices. High-availability configurations are available to provide performance and redundancy in all deployment scenarios.
Setup was very easy. It defaulted to a bridge mode and was installed and working in minutes. The dashboard/user interface was pleasing. There is a nice menu-driven event query tool with good drill-down filter capabilities, email event notification by incident type, and a well-done web-based reporting tool that works as a series of stats or graphs. Logging is syslog-based either on or off the appliance.
Support is only included for 30 days, and there are three options for purchasing additional help beyond the warranty. Documentation included a one-pager to get users into the system and to do the basic setup.
The appliance costs $6,140, including hardware, for up to 500 users and an anti-malware software license for one year.