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ALSO CALLED: Web Filtering, WWW Filtering, Filtering
DEFINITION: A Web filter is a program that can screen an incoming Web page to determine whether some or all of it should not be displayed to the user. The filter checks the origin or content of a Web page against a set of rules provided by company or person who has installed the Web filter. A Web filter allows an enterprise or individual user to block out pages from Web sites that are likely to include objectionable  … 
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What's Wrong with Traditional Firewalls?
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that your current firewall may be jeopardizing your network security? Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules aren't effective in today's world. This e-book explains where traditional firewalls fall short – and what you can do about it.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

Dell Software

SearchSecurity.com University
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: With the Web the top threat vector, organizations need to ramp up their gateway protection. However, it seems as though the number of antimalware solutions is getting out of hand. In this university, you'll learn about the different features available in Web security gateways and the evolution of antimalware to meet the changing threat landscape.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 | Premiered: 23 Jan 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Content Filtering: Taming the Wild Web
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Despite the countless opportunities and benefits the Internet provides, it also introduces a number of business risks. In this e-guide, uncover expert advice on how to mitigate risks with content filtering as well as how to balance web control with employee privacy.
Posted: 22 Jun 2012 | Published: 21 Jun 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Presentation Transcript: Protecting Against Malware with Web Security Gateways and Services
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Many organizations are moving malware protection to the Web and investing in Secure Web Gateways. This  transcript will help sort the different feature options and deployment challenges and help you bring efficiency to your threat management programs by centralizing Web-based security and stop managing numerous standalone Web security products.
Posted: 14 Mar 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: Keys to Protecting Web Applications from Vulnerable Exploits
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Today’s attackers are stealing substantial amounts of confidential information every day by exploiting vulnerable Web application servers. This expert e-guide highlights the most popular Web application attack methods and offers advice on how to keep your network safe through URL filtering.
Posted: 13 Jul 2011 | Published: 13 Jul 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Five tips to reduce risk from modern web threats
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To meet the challenges to your security, you need to put in place user education and awareness, preventive measures and a modern web security solution. This guide covers five essential preventive measures you should implement to reduce your risk and keep ahead of the threats.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 05 Apr 2012

Sophos, Inc.

GFI WebMonitor 2012
sponsored by GFI Software
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Having Internet in the workplace – while a necessary feature – can cause two serious challenges: employee inefficiency and security threats. Rather than revoking Internet privileges, discover how you can properly manage and monitor Internet use, preventing these two issues.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Premiered: 09 Mar 2012

GFI Software

The four rules of complete web protection
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As an IT manager you’ve always known the web is a dangerous place. But with infections growing and the demands on your time and budget rising, it’s time to revisit your strategy. This whitepaper discusses the major web threats and provides four rules to help you stay protected. When you follow them, these rules will also save you time and money.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Dec 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Deliver the Web Access Your Users Want With the Control You Need
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: URL filtering is the linchpin of effective web access control, although URL-filtering databases are now largely commoditized. Blue Coat WebFilter, with its cloud-connected architecture and inputs from a worldwide community of users, is best-in-class for web threat protection.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

BlueCoat

Flushing Bank Invests in Internet Security with Webroot
sponsored by Webroot
CASE STUDY: New York-based financial institution, Flushing Bank, was in need of a new Internet security appliance as their current one could no longer effectively keep up with growing compliance and data loss prevention demands. View this case study to learn how Webroot Web Security was able to meet their needs as well as explore the key features it offers.
Posted: 27 Sep 2011 | Published: 27 Sep 2011

Webroot

Web Filtering: An Essential Part of a Consolidated Security System
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In spite of the billions of dollars invested in security, web-borne threats are still on the rise. Enterprises need a security system that can enforce granular web access policies on all devices used to access the web from inside and outside the network perimeter.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

Fortinet, Inc.

Corporate Web Security - Market Quadrant 2011
sponsored by BlueCoat
ANALYST REPORT: Web threats continue to evolve so its essential to have a robust Web security to help secure and manage the Web traffic of your organization. This report evaluates leading corporate Web security solutions in the market. Explore how each performed based on key functions including malware protection, URL filtering and data loss prevention.
Posted: 06 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

BlueCoat

Leveraging security from the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is a flexible, cost-effective and proven delivery platform for providing business or consumer IT services over the Internet. This whitepaper discusses the who, what, when, why and how of cloud-based security services.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Jul 2011

IBM

Five tips to reduce risk from modern web threats
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: User education and awareness, preventive measures and a modern web security solution are all integral components of a comprehensive defense against today’s web threats. This guide covers some essential preventive measures you should implement to reduce your risk and keep ahead of the threats as much as possible.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Top 5 Considerations for Choosing a Next-Generation Firewall: SonicWALL vs. Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: Thanks to Web 2.0 and an explosion of Web-based applications, nearly two-thirds of today's traffic is HTTP and HTTPS. Collaboration, increased productivity and improved insights into customers and prospects are all key benefits of Web 2.0.  But with these benefits come new security threats as well as dramatic increases in network bandwidth consumed
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

SonicWALL

Is Your Acceptable Use Policy Social Media-proof?
sponsored by M86 Security
WHITE PAPER: This paper is intended for IT decision makers, HR managers and executives responsible for adopting and enforcing email and Web Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) within an organization. It provides guidance on how to update an AUP to accommodate the increasing popularity and use of social media in the business environment.
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

M86 Security

The Top Six Risks of Employee Internet Use and How to Stop Them
sponsored by St. Bernard Software
WHITE PAPER: Due to the serious nature of many threats, the Internet use of even one unmonitored employee on a single unmanaged system can ravage a company’s internal network, irrevocably delete critical data, and ultimately ruin the company’s ability to conduct business. Read this white paper to learn how to protect your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2010 | Published: 10 May 2010

St. Bernard Software

Anonymous Proxy: A Growing Trend in Internet Abuse, and How to Defeat It
sponsored by Bloxx, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Internet is a marvelous tool, but it can also be a tremendous drain and a threat to our children. Tru-View Technology maximizes the positives and eliminates the negatives so that organizations can meet the challenges of an 8+ billion-page Internet.
Posted: 09 Sep 2008 | Published: 09 Sep 2008

Bloxx, Inc.

All-in-One Internet Filtering Solution Solves Costly Problems for Easton Bell Sports
sponsored by Bloxx, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Easton-Bell Sports was growing increasingly concerned about its bandwidth consumption, as well as the time IT staff members were spending removing malware from employees' computers.
Posted: 05 Sep 2008 | Published: 05 Sep 2008

Bloxx, Inc.

Importance of Web Application Firewall Technology for Protecting Web-based Resources
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: ICSA Labs presents this paper to discuss why dedicated web application firewall technology is necessary to protect web-facing resources.
Posted: 02 Apr 2008 | Published: 10 Jan 2008

Imperva

The Top Six Risks of Employee Internet Use and How to Stop Them
sponsored by St. Bernard Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn the legal issues and security risks associated with unmanaged employee Internet use. This white paper discusses the security controls needed to mitigate risk, reduce threats and achieve compliance in the enterprise.
Posted: 27 Sep 2007 | Published: 27 Sep 2007

St. Bernard Software

How to Gain Visibility and Control of Encrypted SSL Web Sessions
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Blue Coat's SSL proxy functionality enables organizations to extend the power of the intelligent and secure proxy appliances to all SSL traffic. Read about how a proxy gives visibility and control of SSL communications.
Posted: 20 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

BlueCoat

Everything You Need to Know about Email and Web Security (But Were Afraid to Ask)
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
PRODUCT LITERATURE: What you don't know can destroy your business. It's hard to imagine modern business without the internet but in the last few years it has become fraught with danger. Internet crooks are the dotcom entrepreneurs of crime, using the power of ...
Posted: 04 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Symantec Hosted Services

Protecting Organizations from Spyware
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The internet has become a critical resource employees rely on to get their jobs done. Employees use the web to perform research and gather information. Learn about the risks associated with these activities.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Published: 29 Jan 2007

Websense, Inc.

Protecting against Complex Internet Threats
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Employees use the web to perform research and gather information. They use email and popular instant messaging tools to help them stay in touch with coworkers and customers. This, uploading, downloading and sharing documents have security risks.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Published: 10 Jan 2007

Websense, Inc.
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INTERNET FILTERING DEFINITION (continued): …  advertising, pornographic content, spyware, viruses, and other objectionable content. Vendors of Web filters claim that their products will reduce recreational Internet surfing among employees and secure networks from Web-based threats. Some Web filter products also provide reporting so that the installer can see what kind of traffic is being filtered and who has requested it. Some products provide soft blocking (in which a warning page is sent to the user instead of the requested page while still allowing access to the page) and an override capability that allows an administrator to unlock … 
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