Latest OEM Offering Nearly Triples Categories and Adds Vital Categorization and OEM Integration Features
Broomfield, Colo. – Mar 23, 2010 – eSoft, Inc., a leader in secure web filtering, today announced the release of SiteFilter™ 3.0, which is offered through the company’s OEM and technology licensing program. Like SiteFilter 2.0, SiteFilter 3.0 boasts one of the world’s largest databases of categorized URLs, and offers unique features, including eSoft’s Distributed Intelligence Architecture™ (DIA), real-time updates and categorizations, web 2.0 focus, and zero-hour malicious URL protections.
SiteFilter 3.0 comprises a total of 144 possible categories, increased from 53 categories in version 2.0. Newly added categories include such topics as Kids’ Pages, Personal Storage, Video Streaming, and expanded security categories including Botnets. SiteFilter 3.0 includes features and capabilities targeted at specific markets including Mobile Service Providers, End-Point Security/AV vendors, and MSSPs. In addition, eSoft is introducing an industry first: Built-in category mappings that allow OEM partners to eliminate costly and time-consuming policy changes when converting to SiteFilter.
A partial list of other SiteFilter 3.0 features includes:
- New APIs simplify the setup of cloud or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for partners implementing SiteFilter in their own datacenters
- Expanded IP address coverage with more web 2.0 IP address categorizations
- Primary category option which enables OEM partners to prioritize category and access policies
- Enhanced SiteFilter database lookup performance: speeds of 5-10 microseconds per lookup – compared to over 10’s or 100’s of milliseconds for other web filtering vendors
“With over 70% of malware delivered via the Web and explosive amounts of offensive and inappropriate content, the Web is the core challenge facing Internet solutions vendors today,” said Patrick Walsh, eSoft’s chief technology officer. “SiteFilter 3.0 is the fastest and most effective solution to these problems in the industry and can be quickly integrated into a variety of server, desktop, and mobile applications.”
The updates to upgrade to SiteFilter 3.0 are available immediately for existing OEM partners using the SiteFilter library or SiteFilter cloud solution. SiteFilter 3.0 is available for new OEM partners immediately by contacting eSoft (www.esoft.com).
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About eSoft Inc.
eSoft is a leading network security company that provides comprehensive protection against dynamic, Internet-based email and web threats. eSoft’s industry-leading SiteFilter® technology provides the most comprehensive secure web filtering solution available, providing real-time categorization and exploit detection of new websites and protection from Web 2.0 threats, phishing attacks, and malicious or infected websites. eSoft solutions protect millions of users in over 80 countries from the latest and most dangerous Internet threats.
eSoft, SiteFilter, Distributed Intelligence Architecture, ActiveWeb, ThreatWall, InstaGate, ThreatPak, SoftPak, and SoftPak Director, are all trademarks and/or service marks of eSoft.
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