SurfControl Supports Microsoft ISA Server 2004 with Integrated Content Filtering for the Enterprise

SurfControl Web Filter for Microsoft ISA Server 2004 lets IT professionals minimize Internet content risks, maximize network security

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (July 13, 2004) - SurfControl today introduced SurfControl Web Filter for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004, designed to give enterprise IT managers an extra level of security by monitoring and controlling Web content traffic. ISA Server 2004, now available, is an advanced application layer firewall, virtual private network (VPN) and Web cache solution enabling customers to easily maximize existing IT investments by improving network security and performance.

SurfControl Web Filter adds to ISA Server 2004's advanced protection and ease of use capabilities with enhanced Internet content control and the ability to customize content filtering to enforce corporate policies for Internet use.

"We've had many successful joint customer deployments that clearly demonstrate the value of the combined capabilities of Microsoft's ISA platform and SurfControl Web Filter," said Jim Murphy, product marketing manager at SurfControl. "All Internet content read, sent and received carries a risk, and poses serious productivity, security, liability, and network bandwidth threats to an organization. The combined solution allows us to provide enterprise customers with the most advanced filtering technology available for managing Internet content risks and extends the benefits of ISA Server 2004 for scalable, efficient and cost effective network security."

With SurfControl Web Filter for ISA Server 2004, users have access to an outstanding URL content database and artificial intelligence tools for dynamic recognition of high risk Internet content. The solution provides native support for Active Directory, allowing Internet use policies to be set at the user, group or organization level. Customizable deny pages also can be set to clearly communicate policies and violations.

"Customers have told us that as their organizations and security requirements evolve, they need the flexibility to add more extensive filtering capabilities," said David Gardner, business development manager of the Security Business and Technology Unit at Microsoft Corp. "By combining SurfControl's comprehensive Web filters with ISA Server 2004's advanced protection capabilities, customers can deploy a powerful solution for managing secure network access."

With SurfControl Web Filter for ISA Server 2004, customers have access to a database of more than 6 million sites in 40 well-organized categories and in more than 65 languages. The SurfControl Content Database, the industry's premier database, provides extensive coverage of the most widely accessed sites on the Internet and is organized into categories that are easy to manage. Content is kept current with a combination of expert human review, state-of-the-art automated tools and customer submissions. Granular rules allow an organization's Acceptable Use Policy to be implemented quickly. Extensive reporting in easy-to-read and convenient formats, enable IT managers to better monitor and manage employee Internet usage.

For more information about SurfControl Web Filter for ISA Server visit http://www.surfcontrol.com/products/web/ms_isa/