|Cymphonix Network Composer Adds Ability to Block Torpark Usage|
|Torpark signature and ability to block anonymous proxies give networkadministrators greater control over their Internet data stream|
SALT LAKE CITY -Cymphonix has announced the ability to block Torpark client usage in its upcoming Network Composer Version 7. With the creation of a signature for the newly developed Torpark Web browser that allows users to surf the Internet anonymously and the ability to block the usage of anonymous proxies, Cymphonix is giving IT administrators greater control over their network resources and the content being viewed. Full Press Release Here (click)
With Torpark, an individual can download the application onto a USB thumb drive, and by plugging it into the USB port of any computer, create an encrypted tunnel from the computer that allows the user to surf the Internet anonymously. While Torpark is a tool for people who want to surf the Internet anonymously in public places, the application can be problematic to a business because it can bypass Internet filtering policies and invite unwanted traffic and content into the organization's network.
Network Composer Version 7 allows administrators to apply policies to Torpark client traffic to block it and regain control over usage. Policies can be applied to a single user, a group of users or an entire organization and can include different usage rules based on time of day. As an individual attempts to connect using Torpark, Network Composer can block the traffic regardless of the way the client is used - running Torpark on a USB drive, CD or even installed on a host machine.
"Torpark gives users the ability to access the Internet anonymously in public places, but can be detrimental in a corporate environment," said Kevin Santiago, Cymphonix CEO. "By adding Torpark to Network Composer's signature base, we are providing network administrators greater control over their organization's network and the use of their resources."
The Torpark signature will be available in Network Composer Version 7 along with Anonymous Proxy Guard?, which prevents the use of anonymous proxy sites that allow employees to bypass filters and monitoring tools. For more information about securing networks against anonymous proxies and browsers, please visit http://www.cymphonix.com/anonymousproxyguard.
Cymphonix Network Composer Version 7 will be available Oct. 23 through Cymphonix channel partners. Customers with current annual software maintenance agreements will be able to download the software for no additional charge.
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