September 22, 2008
Marshal Recognized By Leading Industry Analyst Firm
Integrated email and Internet content security provider Marshal announced today that it is recognized in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway 2008 report(1). The report evaluates leading vendors of secure Web gateway solutions, which protect Web-surfing PCs from infection and enforce company policies.
WebMarshal is a 3-in-1 secure Web gateway solution that goes beyond traditional URL filtering to combine technologies for Web access control, data leakage prevention and Web threat security into one easy-to-manage and highly scalable solution.
"We are pleased to be included in Gartner's 2008 report," said Ed Macnair, Marshal CEO. "We believe WebMarshal's dynamic, real-time URL content categorization and data leakage prevention functionality uniquely differentiate us in the marketplace."
WebMarshal is designed to protect users from harmful content and enables organizations to build their own URL filtering lists from the Web destinations their users visit over a period of time, such as social networking sites and Webmail.
"Other Web filtering vendors rely on Web crawlers in the cloud, which cannot read and classify password-protected pages. Many of our customers rely singly on WebMarshal's dynamic page categorization, in preference over traditional URL filtering databases, to protect their networks from harmful content and to ensure employees are using Web access productively," Macnair continued.
Companies are increasingly concerned about inadvertent or intentional disclosure of sensitive information via Web-based communications and forums, and need the ability to monitor Web traffic to detect noncompliance with corporate or regulatory policy. For this reason, extremely deep inbound and outbound content filtering (not just URL identification), and numerous dictionaries, including regulatory-specific dictionaries, are standard functionality integrated into WebMarshal. Content filtering also provides protection against malicious software.
WebMarshal's Enterprise Array Architecture provides a solution that is reliable, easy to integrate and administer, thus making it suitable for small businesses. It is also highly scalable for very large enterprises and geographically distributed environments, which are becoming extremely popular with the decentralization of Web gateways.
(1) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway" by Peter Firstbrook and Laurence Orans, Sept. 11, 2008.
Marshal is a global leader in content security across multiple protocols, enabling organizations to secure their IT environment, protect against threats and comply with corporate governance needs. Marshal provides customers with a complete portfolio of policy-driven email and Internet solutions that integrate content filtering, compliance, secure messaging and archiving. Forty percent of the Global Fortune 500 companies use Marshal security solutions to secure their corporate messaging networks and Web access against internal abuse and external threats such as viruses, spam and malicious code. More than 7 million users in over 18,000 companies worldwide use Marshal solutions to protect their networks, employees, business assets and corporate reputation and to comply with corporate governance legislation requirements.
Marshal's Americas headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia, with corporate headquarters in London (UK) and offices in Auckland (New Zealand), Houston (USA), Johannesburg (South Africa), Munich (Germany), Paris (France) and Sydney (Australia). More information is available at www.marshal.com.
About the Magic Quadrant
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