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Bloxx Web Filter and Secure Web Gateway Now Available as Virtual Appliances

Bloxx, a provider of Web content filtering and email security, has made its Bloxx Web Filter and Bloxx Secure Web Gateway products available as virtual appliances for VMware vSphere.

According to Bloxx, these virtual appliances are suitable for organizations that are migrating their security infrastructure to a virtual environment because they offer the same functionality as Bloxx's current hardware appliances.

The Bloxx Web Filter and Secure Web Gateway analyze Web content at the point of request and block pages that include inappropriate content or malware. The products can support between 100 and 10,000 connected devices and can be clustered and load-balanced to support even larger deployments.

Key features of the Bloxx virtual appliances include:

  • Real-time content filtering and classification of Web pages using next-generation dynamic filtering;
  • Gateway-level security, including enterprise-grade Sophos anti-malware protection in the Bloxx Secure Web Gateway; and
  • SSL filtering for HTTPs traffic.

"These new virtualized products, built on Bloxx's appliance-based Web filtering and security foundation, deliver all the ease-of-deployment and upgrade benefits offered by virtualization," said Eamonn Doyle, president of Bloxx, in a prepared statement. "We now offer our next-generation Web content filtering, with real-time content analysis and a categorization engine via our Tru-View Technology, either as a hardware appliance or a virtual appliance."

The Bloxx Web Filter and Bloxx Secure Web Gateway virtual appliances for VMware vSphere are available now, worldwide.

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