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Thinking inside the Box: Benefits of an Internet Filtering Appliance

Managing the Internet usage for an organization is no longer just a choice, it's a necessity. Whether it must comply with an Acceptable Use Policy, or protect itself organization from the legal liability of unmanaged access, security managers and administrators are tasked with finding the best solution.

This white paper from IDC discusses the advantages of an appliance-based approach to Web filtering and why it may be the best option. It describes the implementation and management issues of traditional software security solutions and discusses the critical elements that make for lower cost and easier-to-manage Internet filtering solutions. Learn about the benefits of security appliances that focus on:

  • Reducing complexity
  • Increasing end-user productivity
  • Minimizing configuration errors
  • Providing management with an easy-to-deploy true hardware appliance


Guest Speaker: Brian Burke Research Manager, Security Products, IDC Brian Burke is a Research Manager for IDC's Security Products service. In this role, Mr. Burke is responsible for providing coverage of security issues such as Antivirus, Antispyware, Messaging Security, Antispam, Web Filtering, and Mobile Security. Previously, Mr. Burke was an Inquiry Analyst in IDC's Software Research Group. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Burke worked for GartnerGroup, Inc. as Manager of Client Care. Mr. Burke has a B.A. from Westfield State College, where he majored in Business. Christian A. Christiansen
St. Bernard Software
20 Feb 2006
01 May 2004
12 Page(s)
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