The web today has become an indispensable tool for running a business, and is as such a
favorite attack vector for hackers. Injecting malicious code into a compromised website,
redirecting users to bogus and potentially infected websites or tricking users into downloading malware are just a few examples of the threats your organization faces if you do
not have a defense system that is able to monitor users’ web browsing and inspect the
contents thereof. Furthermore, any inappropriate use of the internet in your organization
may end up being your liability.
Stormshield Network
Extended Web Control
Monitor how your users surf the internet on your corporate network and optimize your bandwidth consumption by deploying an efficient and best-of-breed URL filtering solution.
Stormshield Network Security proposes a cloud-based solution for the advanced monitoring
of web browsing, allowing you to stay ahead of threats and protect your infrastructure. Setting up a solution to monitor web browsing will allow you to meet the following needs:
Watching video content or visiting websites that are not work-related can up the amount of
bandwidth that your internet access consumes. Monitoring your corporate users’ web browsing and controlling which websites to authorize ensure the optimal use of your bandwidth.
More than 65 categories provide a rich URL filter feature. You can therefore configure your
security policy as finely as possible according to the departments in your company. For
example, the marketing department may access social networks whereas other services
will not be allowed to do so, thereby ensuring
better productivity. Furthermore, the use of time
slots allows creating flexibility in the URL filter poBenefits:
licy at certain times of the day, making it possible
• Prevention of all web-based
for you to meet employees’ requirements.
• Employee productivity
• High granularity of URL categories
• Advanced features available on
the whole Stormshield Network
Security range
• Protection of the corporate image
There is no longer a need to prove how widespread
the use of the internet has become. The number
of websites online has increased by 5000% in
12 years and 60% of these sites are less than 2
years old. Incidentally, they are the resources
that cybercriminals prefer for launching attacks. Even though 87% of attacks originate from
malicious URLs, they can also affect reputed websites. The right security solution therefore
needs in-depth and continuous knowledge about the web traffic in order to guarantee that
your company’s users surf safely.
In some countries, CEOs may be held criminally liable for users on their networks visiting
illicit websites. A granular URL policy makes it possible to prevent visiting such sites. Stormshield Network Security Extended Web Control enables organizations to block specific websites, without interfering with employee access to appropriate sites and their day-to-day
Every Stormshield Network Security appliance includes an integrated URL filter which identifies and classifies millions of websites. A range of data sources are regularly scanned in
order to update the URL database using a processing algorithm.
Web browsers have become complex applications that are able to interpret JavaScript code
in cloud-hosted applications. This complexity comes at a price. Every year, the major browsers on the market fall prey to security flaws that can allow the execution of malicious code
on targeted workstations.
Thanks to its expertise in application recognition technology, Stormshield’s Next-Generation
firewalls do not only allow or block applications. Stormshield Network Security’s technology
also protects you from attacks encapsulated in these complex application traffic packets.
For example, JavaScript code in web-based applications is inspected in real time by the application intrusion prevention engine. Many attack and escape techniques are recognized
and the detection of attacks is not restricted to known attacks. Abnormal application behavior is isolated and malicious code is deleted without disrupting legitimate browsing. And
thanks to SSL traffic inspection, no code injection or malicious program can be hidden within
encrypted protocols and your network perimeter will be fully protected.
Antispyware & Antiphishing
The internet brings with it new security risks such as spyware and phishing, which enable
criminal attacks on company networks and private individuals. Bodies such as the AntiPhishing Working Group which monitor such illegal activity believe that the incidence of
attacks will only grow and become increasingly sophisticated.
Malicious software is often installed via freely distributed applications, videos or animations
which are willingly downloaded. They remain undetected by the user and are extremely persistent. Information gathered in this way may be used for advertising targeted specifically
at the user. The consequences of stolen credit card details are obvious and can be much
more dangerous.
Spyware programs collect personal information, and can take control of the user’s computer. They do this by installing software onto the user’s computer without their knowledge,
redirecting web browser activity.
Phishing is criminally fraudulent activity. Sensitive information including usernames,
passwords and credit card details are obtained by impersonating a known and trustworthy
organization, such as a bank, and using standard emails to request personal data. Phishing
is now developing further to take advantage of SMS and VoIP communications.
The development of the intrusion prevention engine is based on more than 10 years of
research from 2 companies that specialize in security (Arkoon and Netasq). The engine
incorporates the latest technologies and uses a number of different analyses to deliver enhanced levels of security. It also includes a choice of embedded antivirus solutions; a choice
of either ClamAV® or Stormshield’s custom-designed Kaspersky® solution.
Stormshield Network Security provides multi-level protection against spyware and other
malware applications for your users through a combination of antispam, contextual signatures and web filtering. When delinquent applications are detected, an alarm alerts the administrator who can then clean the infected machine. The most stringent levels of security
are guaranteed by automatically updating spyware and malware lists in addition to antivirus databases.
Antispam analysis determines the deceptive techniques used by offenders and identifies
Arkoon and Netasq, fully owned subsidiaries of Airbus Defence and
Space CyberSecurity, run the Stormshield brand and offer innovative
end-to-end security solutions both in France and worldwide to protect
networks (Stormshield Network Security), workstations (Stormshield
Endpoint Security) and data (Stormshield Data Security).
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