There is a company out there named Secure Computing. They say they want to be “your trusted source for enterprise security”. Yesterday I sat down with them to see if they could be our trusted source for K12 security.
Everything in their Web Gateway Security Solution seems to based around the product Webwasher. Like most security products in the Web 1.0 world, Webwasher does URL fitering. Their marketing says this “First reputation based URL Filter eliminating security exposure, limiting legal risks and productivity losses caused by in adverted or unauthorized employee access to inappropriate, malicious or distracting Web content.”
There is another module of Webwasher that addresses “Anti-Malware”. They use this module to bring the Web 2.0 conversation into their marketing conversation. From a marketing standpoint brilliant.
Other modules include AntiVirus, SSL Scanner, Content Reporter, Instant message and Peer-to-peer security and SecureCache.
Buying all of these modules together is not cheap or in my opinion smart. Because their architecture is module based it allows you take a la carte approach and build the solution that works best for your school district as you go.
My next step is to get one of their appliance’s in my district and open the hood to see what it can do.