: Security Gateway 800"> Executive Summary: Security Gateway 800
Based on caching technology, the SG800 is a security tool that sits behind a firewall to handle tricky Port 80 Web traffic. By integrating with anti-virus and Web site blocking software, the product does a good job of protecting users from potential threats in traffic that normally pass right through the majority of firewalls.
The initial costs of the SG800 are reasonable ($5,995 to start) when compared with firewall products and other appliances designed for use at the enterprise edge. During the first several weeks or even months, IT managers will need to devote time to configuring the product, but its long-term costs, aside from subscription fees to the anti-virus and Web site blocking partners, should be fairly low. (+) Fills a gap in most firewalls by tracking Port 80 traffic; provides comprehensive management of Web traffic. (-) No SSL termination; centralized management console and reports require add-on products. EVALUATION SHORT LIST
SonicWall Inc.s GX2500 Symantecs Gateway Security Appliance Tumbleweed Communications Corp.s Secure Guardian www.bluecoat.com