The latest version of St. Bernard Software's secure Web gateway applicance, iPrism, offers cost-conscious businesses video tutorials.
Web security appliances specialist St. Bernard Software has announced the
availability of iPrism 6.4, a secure Web gateway appliance that offers an
upgraded Web-based user interface and features including video tutorials
integrated directly into the product.
In addition, iPrism's platform provides mixed network support across all
major operating systems, including Windows 7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Citrix.
iPrism's video tutorials directly integrate into the product to facilitate
increased user efficiency and accelerated management comprehension. Through
these brief, interactive modules, IT staffs can help educate themselves on the
features and functionality options available within the solution.
Michael Osterman, president of Osterman Research, called the video tutorials
a positive enhancement to the company's Web security capabilities. "The
company's focus on low cost of ownership is carried through in this release,
and the video tutorials are a nice feature for those learning the gateway or
who might need a refresher on specific capabilities from time to time," he
Steve Yin, executive vice president worldwide sales, marketing and services
at St. Bernard, said their customers have confirmed that TCO
is a critical measure within their organization, which has gone widely under-acknowledged
and -represented amongst industry thought leaders. "We recognize the reality
experienced by today's IT professionals, including increased turnover, lack of
budget, fewer resources and multiple responsibilities," he said. "As a
customer-driven company, we are committed to solving these pain points with a
solution that is proven to deliver value, simplicity and performance."
With the release of iPrism 6.4, St. Bernard is also building upon its
proprietary hybrid platform to introduce its upcoming remote filtering
solution. This hybrid platform incorporates the iPrism appliance, St. Bernard's
service and iPrism Remote Filtering Client (for both Windows and Mac). iPrism
Remote Filtering is aimed at delivering Web security to remote and mobile
employees without requiring any changes to the corporate network or the use of
a VPN or DMZ server.
"We've been a highly satisfied customer of iPrism for years, but this
latest version has made us even bigger fans," said John Leonowich,
director of technology services at Mannington Mills, a manufacturer of floor
coverings. "The new GUI is awesome. It's clean, modern and highly
intuitive. The workflow-based interface brings everything together in a 'one-stop
shop,' which allows for much greater efficiency in managing Web filtering
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.