Wedge Networks BeSecure NDP-1005G Anti-Malware v4.0.0-213
Strengths: DLP and pattern-matching capabilities. Very nice interface. Great dashboard.
Weaknesses: Support and yearly renewals can be substantial.
Verdict: Had everything we were looking for. Higher on the price scale, but delivers a lot of capability and performance.
SummaryWedge Networks' BeSecure NDP-1005G is a content inspection and filtering network appliance that offers a complete solution for protecting network endpoints from spyware, trojans, worms and viruses. It also provides a spam detection engine and keyword- or URL-based content filtering engine. The BeSecure appliance is a 10Gbs solution capable of high-accuracy web, email and FTP anti-malware protection for inbound and outbound traffic. The appliance has engines for anti-spam, anti-virus and web filtering and supports scanning for HTTP, FTP, IMAP, POP3 and SMTP.
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.