SurfinGate scans Win 2000 certificates, filters Web sites, blocks malicious code

SurfinGate scans Win 2000 certificates, filters Web sites, blocks malicious code

The latest release of SurfinGate content-filtering gateway software from Finjan Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., can scan Microsoft Windows 2000's Authenticode digital signature certificates.

SurfinGate aims to block malicious Java, ActiveX, JavaScript and other active Web content via real-time inspection. It monitors actions of mobile code and logs and notifies the administrator of any security policy violations. It also can filter Web sites and other types of data into so-called white lists and black lists.

Authenticode certificates digitally sign Java applets or ActiveX controls to show their benign nature. SurfinGate 5.0 accepts only signed applets from specified parties while blocking all others.

SurfinGate's content filtering by uniform resource locator can white-list'or give access to'specified Web sites and black-list others based on their active code.

The new release reports security events graphically and has a redesigned management console to simplify policy-making.

SurfinGate 5.0 for Microsoft Windows NT and SunSoft Solaris starts at $49 per user.

Contact Finjan at 408-727-8120.

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