Content Security Gateway 1500 with Web Security Suite

The combination of CP Secure's 2U gateway appliance and WebSense's Web Security Suite derailed 69 of the 70 test malware instances. The device introduced a latency of 15 msec for Web traffic with nonexecutable files, and its inspection of executable files was remarkably quick, ranging from 45 msec to 80 msec. The CSG 1500 looked for spyware-definition updates hourly, and this can be increased to every 15 minutes or slowed down to once a day or once a week.

The Content Security Gateway (CSG) device integrates with WebSense Web Security Suite software, which you install on a server that you supply. While the Web Security Suite can use MySQL or the limited but free Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine as a repository for the malware-related events that it stores, CP Secure recommends that companies with large networks license and use Microsoft SQL Server.

Content Security Gateway 1500

The Web Security Suite server helps the CSG 1500 appliance by supplying it with WebSense's malware signature, URL and IP address identities. The CSG device incorporates two malware-detection engines, Kaspersky's engine and CP Secure's own engine.

The CSG 1500 and Web Security Suite also thwarted the IM-borne malware in our tests. CP Secure says it will add SNMP support to the CSG 1500 later this year.

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