Check Point SWG-12600 Secure Web Gateway underwent rigorous hands-on evaluation at Miercom's (www.miercom.com) independent testing labs, alongside two competing products from Websense and Blue Coat(1). Check Point SWG-12600's URL Filtering Software Blade classified 91.3% of the one million most popular websites in known categories, exceeding the Websense WSG software platform by 5.6% and Blue Coat Proxy SG300-5 appliance by 13.1%. Furthermore with its Application Control Software Blade, the SWG-12600 achieved an application blocking rate of 97.1%, using a sample size of 3,000 unique protocol/application combinations, outperforming its nearest competitor (Websense) by more than 30%.
Check Point's industry-leading centralized and policy management for Web security was also highlighted as a comprehensive and intuitive interface to create policies and rules to cover nearly all Web security deployments.
"Miercom is proud to award the Check Point SWG-12600 the Performance Verified Certification," said
Additional Check Point SWG-12600 performance results include:
•URL Filtering - Adult: Detected and blocked 97.1% of known Adult URLs, outperforming other products by 15%+ •URL Filtering - Gambling: Detected and blocked 93.4% of known Gambling URLs, outperforming other products by 32%+ •URL Filtering for Hacking Tools and Phishing: Performed nearly three times better than nearest competitor in categorizing hacking tools
"The results from Miercom's Web Security Industry Assessment reinforce this commitment and serves as a testament to the first-rate strength and performance of the Check Point SWG-12600," said
The Check Point Secure Web Gateway (SWG) Appliance is an all-in-one solution that enables secure use of Web 2.0 with real time multi-layered protection against web-borne malware. The SWG appliance blocks access to malware infected websites and usage of high risk appliances. It also offers customers unmatched application coverage, advanced granular application control, and centralized intuitive management.
For the full test results, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/campaigns/secure-web-gateway/search-b.html
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Miercom features comprehensive certification and test programs including Performance Verified, Certified Secure, Certified Green as well as other validation or conformance testing services. To access the latest Miercom industry analysis please visit www.miercom.com.
(1) Websense and Blue Coat are registered Trademarks of these respective entities.
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