Internet Traffic Control Software Enhanced
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Lightspeed Systems, a company that makes security programs for the educational market, announced a new release of Total Traffic Control, which controls access to the Internet. The application's core functionality includes content filtering, spam management, bandwidth management, reporting, anti-virus, message journaling, and layered security.
Version 7.0 adds message journaling (for Exchange, GroupWise, and POP3 mail); mail server anti-virus, mobile filtering for Macs and PCs; filtering and reporting for thin client lab environments running Citrix clients, Ncomputing terminals, and similar devices; proxy blocking to prevent users from bypassing content filtering; and integration with netTrekker d.i., an educational search product.
The program rates and categorizes a billion active URLs and IP addresses, making the results available at http://www.erating.com.
It generates a "suspicious search engine queries" report to alert administrators of unauthorized or illegal Internet usage.
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