Security software protects mobile and remote Mac, Windows users

DeepNines security agent works with the company's Secure Web Gateway to provide URL filtering and anti-malware protection to mobile workers

DeepNines Technologies Tuesday is unveiling a desktop security agent that works in tandem with its content-filtering and anti-malware gateway to protect mobile and remote workers.

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.

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"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.

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