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Cymphonix Upgrades Network Composer

Cymphonix has announced the release of the next version of its Cymphonix Network Composer device, a secure Web gateway appliance that sits between an organization's firewall and network switches to protect users from the growing myriad of threats posed by viruses, worms, and other insidious Web content that often "sneaks in" to networks with inadequate Internet security.

The latest version introduces enhanced reporting capabilities for increased visibility and control when users on a large network, such as a corporation or school district, are logged on to the Internet. Threats to a network often come via seemingly innocuous Internet activities, such as reading e-mail attachments or visiting Web sites that have been infected with spyware or other malware that even a site's operators cannot detect.

Additional new features include:

  • Scalable reporting engine for increased visibility in large network environments;
  • Enhanced database architecture to support specific reporting needs;
  • Support for industry standard tools, such as Crystal Reports, Excel, Access, and PERL programs;
  • Expanded content identification system with larger URL database, more than 90 content categories and support for 21 languages;
  • Expanded spyware/malware recognition through participation in an international code-sharing anti-malware consortium.

The new version, available in a variety of configurations for up to 50,000 Internet users on a single network, is available now. Free upgrades are available to existing users with annual maintenance contract. More information can be found here.

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