Firegate Content Filtering

The proliferation of Internet access by workers has significantly raised the liability of companies.  Firegate offers the peace of mind that only Internet Web sites approved by the company are being accessed. 

Firegate uses an on-board in-line filtering system and is located as described in the ANA white paper as being placed between your organization's network and the Internet. No user in the company knows it’s there. Because the system sees every packet, it can examine each one to decide if it needs filtering. Filtering can be done through various types of options. Firegate offers blocklist by URL, blocklist by key word, acceptlist by URL, and a changeable security scale. In-line filters handle 100% of the network traffic because every packet goes through the filtering system. In addition, each packet, no matter to what port it is directed, can be examined for HTTP, IM, and P2P packets. Because Firegate requires no reconfiguration of any user system and no network configuration, all that's required is for the administrator to configure it for use. 

The Firegate process is fast and provides a total solution.  The Firegate uses "zero latency" filtering. When a request for a new Web site comes in, it is passed through and sent to the Firegate, which then makes the "block-no block" decision, while the Firegate is processing the request. If the decision is made to block, the system redirects the user to a screen explaining the situation. If the decision is made to not block, the system will let traffic from the Web server reach the user.