More than ever, organizations of every kind are connecting to the Internet to meet their business or educational goals. Providing Internet access, however, comes with a price. Businesses and schools take on substantial risks and costs associated with granting access, particularly when those connections are used to access sites containing inappropriate, illegal or dangerous content. Unrestricted Web access can also create tremendous losses in productivity resulting from excessive, non-productive Web surfing.
With SonicWALL’s next-generation Content Filtering Service (CFS), your organization can control user access to inappropriate content while reducing organizational liability and increasing productivity. SonicWALL CFS provides unequalled protection and productivity policy enforcement for businesses, schools, libraries and government agencies.
A revolutionary solution, SonicWALL CFS uses Cerberian’s comprehensive URL database to instantly sort questionable or inappropriate content into 12 categories. Policies applied to each category are used to enforce the desired level of access. Approval or denial can be made by category, individual or time of day. This flexibility allows organizations to easily maximize productivity while protecting users and the organization against objectionable content.
Administered through a single intuitive interface, SonicWALL CFS enables filtering and control to take place directly over a LAN, WLAN or VPN. The innovative rating and caching architecture and remarkable speed of CFS combined with the power and scalability of SonicWall appliances delivers an integrated, easy-to-use, manageable solution for organizations of any size.
Key Features & Benefits:•Appliance-based, Scalable Content Filtering Solution. SonicWALL CFS delivers an enterprise-class, completely scalable content filtering service that runs on all SonicWALL appliances and requires no additional server or deployment costs.
•Web Site Caching. The innovative SonicWALL CFS architecture caches URL ratings locally on the SonicWALL appliance. These Web site ratings are stored for all future users that attempt to visit the URLs, making response time to frequently visited sites virtually instantaneous.
•Comprehensive Database. SonicWALL CFS combines an unlimited database featuring millions of URLs, IP addresses and domains with a unique caching system that reduces latency to a fraction of a second.
•Category Blocking. SonicWALL CFS employs an innovative rating architecture that utilizes a dynamic database of millions of URLs, IP addresses and domains to block up to 50+ categories of objectionable and inappropriate Web content such as porn, hate, violence and others, providing network administrators with greater control to transparently enforce acceptable use policies.
•Web-based Management. SonicWALL CFS provides an easy to use Web-based management interface for simple policy configuration while also providing greater control over Internet usage.
•Dynamic Rating. SonicWALL CFS Premium Editions analyze pages not in the database and automatically populate the database for future access.