My spin: Online content can be a huge waste of employee time, costing businesses lost productivity, firewall maker, SONIC Wall has a subscription solution.
News Clip: SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL) Content Filtering Service (CFS) 2.0, an easy-to-use, subscription-based service delivered through SonicWALL appliances. SonicWALL CFS 2.0 enables businesses to maximize employee productivity and gives schools the ability to protect students from objectionable web content.
SonicWALL CFS 2.0 enforces content filtering policies by combining a virtually unlimited, dynamic URL database with SonicWALL’s unique and innovative rating and caching architecture. A distributed, Internet-based URL database rates questionable or inappropriate web content into 12 categories. The CFS 2.0 policy on the SonicWALL appliance uses this rating information to enforce the desired levels of access for groups and individuals. SonicWALL’s unique architecture then caches the results on the appliance for immediate access in the future.
The easy-to-use, web-based management interface in CFS 2.0 provides network administrators with greater control and flexibility, enabling them to conduct content filtering directly over a wired or wireless LAN. Administrators can apply policies to each category of content to enforce acceptable use policies from different locations inside and outside the network. Network administrators can also apply time of day blocking and user level authentication for increased control over Internet access. CFS 2.0 utilizes URL rating information provided by Cerberian, Inc. and also allows administrators to specify a local list of URLs to block.
SonicWALL CFS 2.0 subscriptions will be available beginning in mid-June through SonicWALL distribution channels, with solutions ranging from US$75 to US$695. The SonicWALL CFS 2.0 service will run on the SOHO TZW and all SonicWALL appliances operating on SonicWALL Firmware version 6.5. Current SonicWALL Content Filter List subscribers with an active support contract and appliances able to run Firmware version 6.4 and higher are eligible for a free upgrade to Firmware 6.5 and SonicWALL CFS 2.0. For more information, please visit the SonicWALL web site
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