Aladdin eSafe 6 Delivers Superior Inspection of SSL Traffic
New eSafe platform delivers superior security for encrypted SSL traffic with no
impact on performance
CHICAGO, August 27, 2007 - Aladdin Knowledge
ALDN) the leader in Software DRM, USB-based
authentication, and secure Web gateways, today announced that Aladdin eSafe 6, its
comprehensive platform for spyware control, Web browsing security, application filtering,
and anti-virus, now offers a new option that allows organizations to inspect Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted HTTP traffic (HTTPS).
As the levels of encrypted traffic continue to grow rapidly, hackers and malware
writers are turning the benefits of SSL upside down to make their malware invisible
to firewalls, intrusion prevention and gateway antivirus products. This new feature
– eSafe Web SSL -- provides another valuable layer of security for eSafe customers
that protects against threats that arrive from the Web and use the HTTPS protocol.
Delivered on the eSafe Hellgate appliance, eSafe Web SSL reveals malware threats
hidden in encrypted traffic, helps enforce content security policy for all Web traffic,
and enhances HTTPS certificate validation and authorization. All eSafe Hellgate
appliances come preconfigured with best practices security configurations; ensure
built-in load-balancing and fail-over with a new eSafe Cluster mode; and provide
full flexibility to be customized as an organization's needs change.
"The Internet continues to be the #1 vector for malware attacks that infect the
enterprise," said Brian Burke, research manager for IDC's Security Products program.
"Driven by monetary gain as well as corporate and government-sponsored espionage,
these attacks exploit gaps in organizations' Web content security. eSafe's ability
to fully inspect SSL communications as well as regular Web traffic gives enterprises
a powerful new tool for hardening their Web security."
eSafe: Closing Ever-Expanding Security Gaps
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) communications remain a significant concern for organizations,
as this concealed traffic serves as an open avenue for infecting organizations with
numerous threats. The lack of manageability and filtering of SSL traffic can jeopardize
compliance with existing privacy and confidentiality regulations. In addition, Trojans,
viruses, spyware, digital contraband such as copyrighted material and confidential
files, as well as inappropriate content can also be transported in and out of networks
if SSL encrypted HTTP traffic is not monitored.
The new SSL content inspection technology inside Aladdin eSafe 6 answers organizations'
SSL security concerns, providing constant, granular inspection of this once invisible
traffic. The advanced technology allows all security policies that apply to HTTP
traffic to easily apply to HTTPS encrypted traffic, halting malware from infiltrating
networks through encrypted channels and closing the door to rogue applications.
Specific advantages of the eSafe SSL solution include:
- Decryption and encryption of all inbound and outbound SSL ("HTTPS")
- All certificates are inspected and allowed or denied at the
gateway level based on security policies, not the discretion of the user
- Automatic revocation checking with CRL and OCSP support
- Easy one-click management of digital certificates
- Root and Client CA store
- Auto-add and categorize Root- and Sub-CA
- On-the-fly exception handling based on URL and certificate
- Flexible black and white lists
- Supports unlimited, multiple accounts with role-based, multi-admin
- Extensive incident management capabilities
"By offering deep inspection of SSL encrypted HTTP traffic, Aladdin eSafe stands
apart from the competition, minimizing a threat that remains largely unaddressed
even in the largest of organizations," said Tsion Gonen, vice president for the
Aladdin eSafe Business Unit. "Our new inspection capabilities serve as an innovative
accompaniment to the comprehensive eSafe solution that already offers a dramatic
set of gateway-based content security features. We're proud to offer the industry's
most thorough secure Web gateway solution."
The availability of eSafe's SSL inspection capabilities follows Aladdin's August
7th announcement of new anti-anonymizer technology that can combine with SSL blocking
to provide any size organization with enhanced security.
About Aladdin eSafe
Aladdin eSafe protects
against Web-based malware and zero-day threats through an in-line, wire-speed secure
Web gateway featuring powerful anti-spyware, application level controls, and URL
filtering. eSafe also controls spam and inspects SMTP and POP3 traffic though a
proactive email security gateway. Visit
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