The iTrust Agent is lightweight code for either Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh computers that works by directing all a user's browsing activities through a DeepNines Secure Web Gateway, according to Shawn Eldridge, vice president of products and marketing at Dallas company.
"It works like a secure tunnel, though it’s not a VPN," says Eldridge, noting the iTrust Agent lets remote end users gain the benefits of the Secure Web Gateway, including URL filtering and anti-malware protections, even when they are not in an office environment behind the gateway. The agent forces users to go through the gateway in order to adhere to acceptable-use policies. It also prevents unauthorized applications such as chat or peer-to-peer, and can report on end-user activity.
The iTrust Agent is priced between $1 to $3 per user, with the Secure Web Gateway costing about $4,000.
This story, "Security software protects mobile and remote Mac, Windows users" was originally published by Network World.