AppRiver Updates SecureSurf Platform With Threat Notifications
The platform combines features such as firewalls, intrusion detection, anomaly alerting, log analysis, malware forensics and virus intelligence data.Email messaging and Web security solutions specialist AppRiver announced its latest version of its SecureSurf product that defends against existing and emerging Web-based threats. The newest version features a critical threat notification capability that serves as an early warning system for network administrators. To help ensure threats are mitigated as soon as they arise, critical threat notifications delivered to administrators flag detected traffic that could indicate a network has been compromised. The platform, which combines proactive features such as firewalls, intrusion detection, anomaly alerting, log analysis, malware forensics and virus intelligence data, functions as a stand-alone product or can work in tandem with AppRiver secure messaging products. "Cost and available expertise are just some of the challenges smaller organizations face when deploying a threat prevention strategy," Joel Smith, AppRiver's chief technology officer, told eWEEK. "What can make these problems worse for SMBs is the need to navigate through the maze of product marketing. There are a ton of vendors on the market, all with different messaging and each promoting their solution as best. But the truth is, buyers should be using layers of security technologies and business practices to make sure that data is protected in multiple ways."
Other features include the company's domain name system (DNS) engine, which captures information about bad URLs from a number of sources, enabling the service to protect customers from emerging insidious sites—among the security sources is AppRiver's own spam protection service.