Blue Coat adds real-time anti-phishing technology

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Blue Coat adds real-time anti-phishing technology

Blue Coat Systems has added real-time anti-phishing protection to its web filtering product.

WebFilter for Blue Coat ProxySG appliances will now include anti-phishing technology, which blocks company employees visiting malicious websites and warns users with automatic on-screen alerts whenever they attempt to open a potential phishing web page, the company said.

The system claims to assess the safety of a website by examining it based on proprietary algorithms and can be used on sites using SSL-encryption.

Phishing has become a lucrative vocation for criminals, and to date there has been very little standing in its way to thwart its success," said Bethany Mayer, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, Blue Coat Systems.

"Since the Web is constantly changing, it is important not to rely simply on protection from a static URL database. With new sites constantly popping up, the best protection for Web users comes from the ability to conduct real-time assessment and categorisation, such as from Blue Coat Real-Time Anti-Phishing protection technology," said Mayer.

Details on pricing and availability were unavailable at the time of going to press.
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