Network Composer Version 8 promises the most robust Internet data stream controls available to small and medium-sized businesses. On average 15% - 25% of Internet browsing and application activity is done over secure connections (SSL and HTTPS). Over the next 18 months, SSL/HTTPS traffic will increase to over 54%.
Secure Browsing Now (2007)
Secure Browsing Future (2009)
While built to protect data travelling across the Internet, this traffic presents an unchecked challenge to administrators. If Internet policy controls cannot see the content within a secure connection, they're unable to verify that the activity complies with policy, is clean of threats and does not negatively impact mission critical traffic. Version 8 provides administrators with control over SSL and HTTPS activity in a secure environment that also protects private data.
Full SSL Decrypt/Recrypt Network Composer Version 8 provides administrators with complete content filtering and traffic control over SSL and HTTPS activity. With Version 8, Network Composer can terminate SSL connections, check activity in a secure environment, enforce policy and track browsing activity. The SSL inspection is completely transparent in the network so unlike SSL proxies it does not require any client web browser configurations.
SSL Filtering With full SSL decrypt/recrypt capabilities, Network Composer makes it easy to enforce Internet usage policies. Simply select "Enable full SSL content filtering" and Network Composer will apply Internet Usage Rules to SSL traffic.
SSL Filtering with Denied Access Page Unlike other SSL blocking devices, Network Composer Version 8 will actually serve up a denied access page for users that violate policy via SSL/HTTPS.
SSL Reporting Version 8 gives you quick access to reports on secure browsing activity. View content reports by all activity, non-SSL activity and SSL activity.
Basic Proxy Mode For users that cannot have an inline filtering device or that want to provide filtering for remote VPN users, Network Composer with Version 8 can now work as a robust proxy filtering device. Simply point browser settings to Network Composer and it will enforce your policies.
Control Evasive IM Traffic Version 8 includes the ability to track down and log evasive IM traffic. Whether it's Yahoo!, MSN or AOL, Version 8 has you covered.
Enhanced Anonymous Proxy Blocker Enhanced Anonymous Proxy Blocker The Internet is flooded with workarounds and applications for bypassing Internet controls. The latest breed of applications, including Torpark, Socks 4&5 and others have become very good at disguising Internet traffic as application traffic. Version 8 has the intelligent application signatures and a filter-avoidance-specific content analysis engine to identify this type of activity and stop it before it puts your users and organization at risk.
HTTPS Streaming Media Control Because of its ability to identify HTTPS traffic, Network Composer Version 8 can identify HTTPS streaming media - giving you more control over how your Internet connection is used.