US web filtering company 8e6 Technologies moves into UK market

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US company 8e6 Technologies, a leading independent provider of web filtering and insider threat management solutions, is expanding into the UK web filtering market with the appointment of security VAD (value added distributor) Wick Hill.

SC Magazine tested 8e6's R3000 Internet Filter in 2007 and awarded it the 'Best Buy', calling it 'a superb product.' It was given a five-star top rating in all the magazine's categories including features, ease-of-use, performance and value for money, beating both Websense and SurfControl.

8e6 Technologies' flagship R3000 Internet Filter is an appliance-based solution, which is easy to install and maintain. It provides both high performance and easy integration, with excellent scalability. 8e6's own URL database is enhanced by Intelligent Footprint Technology (signature-based/pattern detection for IM, P2P and Web proxies). The product provides real time and forensic reporting, as well as several unique features such as proxy blocking, laptop filtering, X-strike and multi-level admin. The R3000 provides an excellent feature set and represents good value with a low total cost of ownership.

Eric Lundbohm, 8e6 Technologies' vice-president of marketing, said: "Enterprises and educational organisations in the United States have long experienced the value of our unique, top-of-line filtering and reporting solutions. We are excited to partner with Wick Hill to help bring our award winning solutions to UK organisations who also value the importance of best-of-breed network security solutions."

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: "The maturity of the web filtering market means that the bulk of the opportunities are at the point of renewal. With the superior functions of 8e6 and the current changes in this sector, we expect significant migration to 8e6."

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