Web security firms Purewire and Reflexion Networks partner on providing Web and e-mail security for cost-conscious businesses.
Software-as-a-service-based security specialists Purewire and Reflexion
Networks announced a partnership to help protect small to midsize businesses
from Web and e-mail threats such as malware. Reflexion Web Security is powered
by Purewire and delivers Web threat prevention, compliance enforcement and
reporting and management to cost-conscious businesses.
Reflexion distributes the Purewire Web Security Service through its global
network of solution providers currently serving 5,000 customers in more than 45
Purewire's SAAS-based Web security service inspects outbound Web traffic for
safety and compliance and analyzes Website response traffic for malicious
programs and untrustworthy users. Purewire services can be deployed entirely in
the cloud or in a hybrid configuration with an on-premises Web gateway. The
company offers managed service providers and channel partners a white-label
option for branding the Web security service.
Mike Van Bruinisse, president, CEO and
co-founder of Purewire, said SAAS is the ideal delivery model for the SMB
market. "There's no hardware or software to install or maintain, the service is
always up-to-date automatically, and the subscription price makes for
predictable price planning," he said. "The Purewire Web Security Service offers
Reflexion partners an expansive suite of hosted solutions to protect their
clients and grow their businesses."
Web Security is composed of two services, which can be purchased separately
or as a bundle. URL Filtering offers advanced Web filtering and integrates URL
filtering analysis with real-time reputation scoring and content analysis. The
companies said this service is appropriate for customers that are primarily
concerned about enforcing an Acceptable Use Policy. The other service is a
Secure Web Gateway. This service provides URL filtering with all of the other
capabilities to protect Internet users from the exploits of malicious people,
places and things.
"Businesses and solution providers have come to rely on Reflexion to ensure
that their networks, and those of their clients, are protected from e-mail-borne
malware," said Scott Barlow, vice president of sales and product management at
Reflexion. "By partnering with Purewire, our customers can extend that
protection to the Web with the same high level of service quality and support
to which they are accustomed. Together we bring enterprise-caliber solutions to
the SMB market."
More than 100 SMBs and 50 IT solution providers already have implemented the
Reflexion Web Security service powered by Purewire, Barlow said. The companies
are engaged in joint sales and marketing activities to bring solution providers
and SMB customers security services that protect against e-mail and Web
threats. In addition, Reflexion now offers unified billing and support for e-mail
security, e-mail archiving, e-discovery and Web security, reducing vendor
management and simplifying internal operations.
"It's important that our users, many of whom work remotely on laptops
or other mobile devices, are protected from e-mail and Web-based attacks,"
said Kevin Carlson, CTO of IT services
company Telos IT. "Implementing a comprehensive, hosted security solution
from Reflexion, including SAAS Web security from Purewire, allows our IT
department to set security policies for all users, without sacrificing
bandwidth, and extend that out to our customers."