StreamShield Networks(TM), the leader in real-time internet content security, today announces a major upgrade to its clean internet pipes solution with release 2.1. This release incorporates a significant range of new web protection features enabling managed security service providers (MSSP) and business-to-business internet providers to deliver a broad range of internet-level, user-configurable protection services to their corporate, government and SME customers. These features will complement the MSSP’s existing email protection services and open up major new revenue generating opportunities.
Deployed in the MSSP’s hosting centre, the StreamShield clean internet pipes solution provides the industry’s most scalable, customizable and feature rich protection capabilities. At the heart of the solution is StreamShield’s content security gateway (CSG) – a revolutionary, silicon-based content security hardware device that delivers unrivalled performance within the MSSP’s network. Release 2.1 includes the following new features:
Full user access control with individual user policies applied at the internet-level. For the first time an MSSP can deliver the same level of user granularity as traditional customer premises-based solutions but now provided ‘in-the-cloud’.
Advanced management and reporting systems allows the MSSP and their resellers to brand and customize the protection services for maximum differentiation in the market.
Powerful ‘in-the-cloud’ web management features including download quota management and monitored access.
Enhanced content and security reporting functions available to the MSSP, their resellers and the end customers.
Application firewall for HTTP-based applications to control access to web applications, streaming audio, streaming video etc.
Mark Herbert, Founder of leading MSSP intY, comments: “We have been using StreamShield’s solution to deliver internet-level URL filtering, web anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-adware in our WebDefender service. We are delighted with the capabilities incorporated in version 2.1 – these will allow us to deliver second generation features to a broad set of business customers. StreamShield, with its advanced silicon-based technology, enables the most cost effective and broadest range of protection services in the market.”
Geoff Bennett, Director of Product Marketing at StreamShield, comments: “StreamShield is very pleased to be launching this release which specifically targets the Managed Security Service Provider market with a unique and compelling revenue generating opportunity. By working closely with our customers, we know this functionality is exactly what the marketing is demanding from a managed security service.”