TFM Launch Cloud Filtering

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TFM Networks has announced the release of Cloud Filtering, a new product designed to help businesses protect themselves from threats triggered by their own network users.

The new network security tool, based on an OpenDNS Umbrella platform, uses big data analytics and machine learning to intelligently predict and protect against both known and unknown threats, blocking them before they can strike the network. According to a recent Ponemon Institute study, approximately 15% per cent of attacks that penetrate corporate networks or enterprise systems damage or destroy physical equipment such as servers, storage devices, routers and other IT devices.

Using Cloud Filtering, businesses can apply up to 60 category filters to customisable blacklists or whitelists, enabling them to manage which users can access specific pages on the business network, helping prevent phishing, botnet and malware attacks from malicious websites.

The visitor’s IP or Username is matched against this list and the appropriate filtering policy is applied before the internet traffic is passed through to the network. This significantly reduces the network overhead and latency involved in the filtering, giving customers a faster browsing experience.

Alison Irvine, Group Sales and Marketing Director at TFM explains: “Network security and efficiency is business critical, but achieving it does not have to be costly or time-consuming. Cloud Filtering prevents attacks from getting into the network, providing protection against liability for illegal downloads, preserving bandwidth for business use and requiring no additional infrastructure or overheads. This means companies can focus on their core business knowing that their network is working harder to keep them safe and secure.”

Cloud Filtering is hosted and maintained in the cloud with a 100% uptime guarantee, requiring no hardware installation for the customer. Available in two versions for Internet and MPLS networks, the technology also offers real-time, exportable reporting and is transparent for end-users to promote compliance with corporate network policies.