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 countries.
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."