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RE: Tech Article: HTTP Content Filter Analysis - Finjan SurfinGate V5.6
Feb 04 2003 12:57AM
Menashe Eliezer (menashe finjan com)
Finjan Response to Compass Security's
"HTTP/S Content Filter Analysis - Finjan SurfinGate V5.6"
Dated January 27, 2003
Finjan Software, the leading provider of proactive content security
management solutions for global companies, is pleased to be recognized by
Compass Security as one of the leading providers of powerful content
filtering capabilities for a comprehensive network security strategy. The
publishing of Compass Security's "HTTP/S Content Filter Analysis - Finjan
SurfinGate V5.6" provides some valuable analysis to system administrators
trying to build a complete content security solution for their
organizations. It is the philosophy of Finjan Software that multiple layers
of protection using different technologies is the way to achieve that goal.
Finjan's SurfinGate performs a content analysis in the gateway level, and
Finjan's SurfinShield Corporate monitors the behavior of active content in
runtime. Both of the products offer also content control features, e.g.
blocking certain file types.
SurfinGate 5.6 was released in February 2001. Since that time, the dangers
of malicious mobile code has increased and become more complex. This has
driven technological advancements in the area of proactive code inspection
to be incorporated into our products. Our current product version,
SurfinGate 7.0 for Web, was announced in November 2002 and is a much more
robust security solution than the product released two years ago.
Unfortunately, many of the conclusions of the Compass Security analysis are
no longer accurate when applied to the current SurfinGate 7.0 for Web
Some of the reported issues will be resolved in an upcoming service pack.
The security of the products is constantly improved based on ongoing
security evaluations by Finjan Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC). The
new generation of Finjan Software products are flexible, and can be managed
easily. Information garnered from our current installed base of over 1.6
million users has a direct effect on the products. Finjan also holds
bi-annual worldwide CAB (Customer Advisory Board) meetings to collect
further input from the field.
Finjan Software thanks Compass Security for the analysis, and invites it to
test the new version.
Detailed response can be found at:
Manager, Malicious Code Research Center
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