ScanSafe’s Hosted Content Filtering Service for Web–Interesting

We recently came across ScanSafe (https://www.scansafe.net/scansafe/index.html). This is a hosted service that scans web traffic for malware. The main services are:

  • Virus control
  • Content filtering. Eg, allows administrators to limit access to gambling and porno websites
  • Spyware detection and control

It's the first such hosted service we've come across. Hosted email malware services (eg, MessageLabs, Postini, Frontbridge, MXLogic) have become popular, and are growing quickly. By the same logic, you'd expect hosted web scanning services like ScanSafe to do well. Expect to see more such offerings.

... David Ferris

1 Comment

  1. Ed Cawthorne
    Posted August 24, 2005 at 5:19 AM | Permalink

    What is even more interesting is that Messagelabs now have a strategic partnership with these guys.

    https://www.messagelabs.com/publishedcontent/publish/about_us_dotcom_en/news___events/press_releases/DA_119293.html

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