Mi5 Networks Enhances Web Usage, Security Reporting

New Webgate reports improve visibility into Web activity, usage, and security

Mi5 Networks has enhanced its Webgate line of high-speed appliances with new graphical and drill-down reports for assessing Web usage and remediating Web threats. The reports track Web sites visited and time spent, files uploaded and downloaded, leading Web infections sources as well as infections ranked by risk, botnet activity, attack attempts, and specific user activity. Mi5's reporting capabilities mean an enterprise does not need separate database servers or reporting packages, the company says, while allowing users to export information to external security event management (SEM), help desk, and reporting systems.

"The amount of data generated by inbound and outbound Web activity in a typical organization is mind numbing," said Doug Camplejohn, CEO of Mi5 Networks, in a company statement. "Our new reporting capabilities help IT departments make sense of the wealth of information captured by Webgate so they can focus on solving problems instead of trying to find a needle in a haystack of data."

Mi5 employs a Web interface that gives users high-level view of the Web usage and security position of their enterprise; the drill-down feature lets users view information that can help them remediate problems or improve security.

Webgate reporting features now include:

  • New search capabilities to pinpoint and assess the status of individual users (individuals or groups) or machines

  • Top 10 reports that show department and user activity by Web category or site

  • Reports can track average and total browse time and identify the most active users and departments, identify the top downloaders of malware, and the most infected users and departments

  • Identification of users who consume above-average network bandwidth with file downloads and uploads

In addition to its new reporting capabilities, the updated Webgate software can launch the company’s automated cleanup utility, SpyWash, on-demand.

More information is available at http://www.mi5networks.com.