Secure Computing Corporation, a leading enterprise gateway security company, has announced that Joy Global Inc. has implemented Secure Computings Secure Web (formerly known as Webwasher) security appliance.
By deploying Secure Web, Joy Global has greatly improved its network security, including protecting company resources from emerging Web 2.0 threats. In addition, Secure Web has provided the mining equipment supplier with flexible Web filtering and has reduced the time and costs involved in securing employee Internet use.
Were really happy with the Secure Web solution, said Adam Lance, IT security manager for Joy Global. The flexibility and protection we now have is light years beyond where we were.
Before switching to Secure Web, Joy Global used Blue Coats Web filtering solution that had several problems. First, the other product used a signature-based desktop anti-virus solution that left Joy Global vulnerable to malware and active code exploits targeting todays feature-rich Web 2.0 applications. By contrast, Secure Web protects against threats associated with Web 2.0 by analysing the reputation of all content entering the network. It also protects organisations from related outbound threats such as potential loss of confidential information.
This Web 2.0 protection is powered in part by Secure Computings industry-leading TrustedSource technology. TrustedSource monitors the behaviour of Internet entities in real-time, assigning reputation-based scores, explained Ken Rutsky, vice president of product marketing for Secure Computing. Secure Web uses those scores to provide proactive protection, blocking viruses, spyware, and other malware at the source, even before signatures are available.
Joy Globals former solution also lacked adequate reporting capabilities. Managers had to spend long hours manually matching users with IP addresses every time they needed to investigate an employees Internet use. However, Secure Web makes it easy for managers to obtain user-based reports and information on mobile access. Also, because Secure Web uses Joy Globals existing authentication system, users are no longer required to log in a second time in order to access the Internet.
In addition, Joy Globals former Web filter did not allow role-based policies; Web sites had to be blocked or allowed for the entire company. As a result, one staff member spent 50 percent of each day responding to user requests to reclassify particular Web sites. Now, using Secure Web, Joy Global can assign each employee an appropriate level of access depending on his or her job function. For those employees that need access, my IT resource is no longer reclassifying sites for hours a day, explained Lance. That frees up valuable employee time to work on more worthwhile products and reduces IT expenses.
Lance also appreciated the fact that Secure Web combined multiple capabilities into a single appliance, resulting in additional cost savings. Noting that competing solutions would have required twice as much hardware, Lance reported, Secure Web offers all the functionality on a single appliance, enabling us to keep the number of boxes required for our international deployment down to a minimum.
In short, Lance believes Secure Web was the best solution for Joy Globals Web filtering needs: Secure Web gave us the flexibility we needed along with the additional security we knew we should be implementing.
About Joy Global
Joy Global Inc. is a worldwide leader in manufacturing, distributing and servicing equipment for surface mining through P&H Mining Equipment and underground mining through Joy Mining Machinery. Joy Globals products are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron, gold and other mineral resources. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, and employs more than 10,000 people in offices around the world.
About Secure Computing Corporation
Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 22,000 global customers, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,000 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide.