February 25, 2004 - 12:00
GFI DownloadSecurity to support Microsoft ISA Server 2004
GFI announced that it will release an update to GFI DownloadSecurity for ISA Server 6 to support the Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004. GFI DownloadSecurity for ISA Server 2004 is a content security product that handles the security risk of file downloads without resorting to blocking them all at firewall level. GFI DownloadSecurity content checks downloaded files for malicious content and viruses, and enables administrators to assert control over what files users download from HTTP and FTP sites.
GFI DownloadSecurity includes multiple antivirus engines, to guarantee higher detection rate and faster response to new viruses; the ability to quarantine downloads based on file type and user; a Trojan & Executable Scanner, to detect malicious executables; network-wide blocking of Java applets and ActiveX controls; seamless integration with Microsoft ISA Server 2004; and more. GFI DownloadSecurity 6 will bring this functionality to ISA Server 2004. It will be available in beta early next month and it will be launched when the new ISA Server 2004 is released.
ISA Server 2004, currently available for public beta at http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/beta, is an advanced application layer firewall, VPN and Web cache solution that enables customers to easily maximize existing IT investments by improving network security and performance.
"GFI DownloadSecurity for ISA Server 2004 is a user-friendly program that controls the types of files that can be downloaded from the Web onto the server, as well as scanning them for viruses. It is a great tool because users in the network are still able to surf the Web, but with limitations on what types of files can be downloaded – and probably auto-installed! - on their PC," says one GFI DownloadSecurity user, Jorge Crastz, IT Director at Baby Lulu, Inc.
"We are pleased that GFI will continue to make its security expertise available for customers using ISA Server 2004," said David Gardner, Business Development Manager in the Security Business and Technology Unit at Microsoft Corp. “In today's environment of increasingly sophisticated attacks, our mutual customers rely on proactive solutions such as GFI DownloadSecurity to help protect their systems."
How GFI DownloadSecurity for ISA Server 2004 works
Users do not notice GFI DownloadSecurity until they download a file: Then GFI DownloadSecurity displays a download progress dialog box and the download proceeds. Once the download is complete, GFI DownloadSecurity scans the file for viruses. If the file has no viruses and does not trigger a rule set by the security administrator, the user receives it immediately. If the file triggers a rule, it is put into quarantine for administrator approval. Once approved, the file is sent to the user as an email attachment or link. If the file is rejected, the user is notified. More product information and the freeware version can be found at http://www.gfi.com/dsec/.
Pricing and specifications
GFI DownloadSecurity pricing starts at US$315 for 25 users; pricing includes a year of free antivirus engine updates. GFI DownloadSecurity was built from the ground up to work with ISA Server 2004. It links in as an ISAPI extension and can leverage features such as alerts, reporting and more that are already found in ISA Server. No changes to the network configuration are required. More product information and a trial version can be found at http://www.gfi.com/dsec/.
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. GFI has offices in the US, Malta, UK, Hong Kong and Australia which support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners worldwide. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at http://www.gfi.com.