What Netsweeper Offers
- Cloud based granular web filtering
- Real time categorisation: https://www.netsweeper.com/live-stats/
- 90+ different categories with billions of URLs categorised to date
- Granular Web Application Controls
- A complete selective SSL filtering solution for categorising encrypted HTTPS websites;
- Dynamic malware protection and security
- Fixed deployment options
- A Prevent duty of care category list
- Filtering in over 30 different languages
- A brand-new interface that is simple to use
- Intuitive customisable alerting and reporting
- A flexible user based licensing model
- And much more!
Cloud Content Classification and Filtering
The Netsweeper Web Security Platform is driven by core proprietary technology that reviews and categorises new websites in real-time in over 60 categories. This Artificial Intelligence based system or CNS (Category Naming Service) uses the search activities and multi-tenant database patterns of more than 500 million devices filtered worldwide to constantly identify new entities and threats on the Internet. To date, Netsweeper has categorised billions of URLs in 30+ languages.
Granular Web Application Controls
The Netsweeper Web Security Platform provides the industry’s most effective controls for managing Web applications. This includes the ability to control the use of leading social media applications such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn, and much more. IT can apply policies based on a wide range of criteria, including user, group, applications, postings, and media transfer controls:
- Allow access to social media sites such as Facebook, but block specific activities within the site, such as gaming or posting.
- Enforce safe search and keyword search controls for all major engines, including media search engines.
- Control whether users can send or receive messages and attachments for all major webmail services.
Visibility Into Encrypted Traffic with NSProxy
Internet traffic is obscured by SSL, including some of the applications and sites that introduce the most risk for your organisation. Netsweeper’s approach provides the appropriate balance between security and performance by blocking at the hostname or by using NSProxy.
NSProxy service is an advanced high speed proxy capable of delivering 6Gbps of SSL decryption throughput or support for 20,000 users. NSProxy solves a key filtering issue as more websites become SSL-enabled. The Netsweeper NSProxy can optionally break encryption to examine the HTTP requests secured with SSL/TLS. The NSProxy service can also filter HTTPS using the Service-Name-Information contained in the SSL/TLS handshake and filter by hostname without breaking encryption.
NSProxy provides selective inspection and decryption at the edge gateway; i.e., allows trusted SSL traffic through and decrypts per your policies for optimal security and throughput.
Dynamic Malware Protection and Security
Netsweeper’s Web Security Platform detects zero-minute and known malware threats. By correlating a combination of current traffic and request trends, multiple detection technologies, automated machine-learning heuristics, and the industry’s largest data set of web content, Netsweeper provides the most effective solution against new and known malicious web content.
Netsweeper’s signature-based scanning detects known web malware residing on both reputable and uncategorised web pages. As is expected in a signature based solution, Netsweeper’s solution utilises multiple anti-malware scan engines which cover all known spyware and viruses, with regular updates hourly and immediate updates for outbreaks. Every new URL requested is automatically scanned utilising this engine and the current URLs in the database are regularly scanned to ensure their current legitimacy.
Flexible Deployment Options
The Netsweeper Web Security Platform was designed as a distributed multi-tenant platform to ensure flexibility and instant interoperability with existing network infrastructures. A simple configuration change to a firewall, router, or proxy solution allows administrators to instantly protect and enforce Internet use policies for all users connected behind the device. Furthermore, optional lightweight mobile and desktop clients are available for Windows, MAC, OSX, Google Chrome, Chrome browser, iOS, and Android ensuring that roaming or off network users are protected regardless of their location.