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Zorp ensures reliable and controlled connectivity of network infrastructures with improved performance, security and stability
BalaBit IT Security, one of the global leaders in developing privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies announced the general availability of Zorp 3.4, the feature release of its enterprise proxy firewall. As external and internal threats, such as viruses, spams, hacking attacks and data leakage by employees mean the biggest security challenges for companies, firewall solutions still play the most important role in defending the corporate assets. The increasing complexity of network traffic, more and more sophisticated web-based attacks and the pressure of reducing the response time require continuously improved and proactive defense solutions. Due to its innovative proxy-based technology, BalaBit focuses on to satisfy today’s and tomorrow’s market needs with improved performance, security and stability, as well as to ensure reliable and controlled connectivity of network infrastructures with Zorp.
“Although most companies already have implemented their basic IT Security infrastructure, IT security vendors see that almost three-quarters of the IT Security budgets are still spent on secure content and threat management solutions to strengthen the first line defense,” – said Zoltán Györkő, Business Development Director of BalaBit IT Security. “The new feature release of Zorp Gateway satisfies even the highest security needs against the emerging external and internal threats with its application-level perimeter defense technology. Zorp helps our customers to implement security policies without constraints, to achieve Single Sign On – user-based access control while ensuring inspected encrypted traffic.”
Key features of Zorp 3.4.
In the latest Zorp release a number of new and updated proxies can be applied to help customers protecting their existing IT environments. Several new proxies were also added, bringing the number of protocols directly supported by application level gateways to 25, the largest number in proxy based security gateway products.
- Security features: a newly added Xmlsec proxy helps to validate the XML objects and fully supports SOAP. All proxies became SSL-capable by default by integrated SSL support into the proxy core.
- Performance improvements: the new Zorp kernel offers improved packet processing speed and better scalability to multiple CPUs. Built on a fully 64-bit operating system, it allows fully exploit the features in current server-grade Intel and AMD CPUs.
- Hardware support: operating system update provides support for a large number of new devices, making it much easier to deploy Zorp on customers’ existing server hardware.
- Other capabilities: new options to extend VPN functionality and the user interface became more flexible.
About BalaBit Zorp Gateway
Zorp is a perimeter defense tool, developed for companies with extensive networks and high security requirements. Zorp inspects and analyzes the content of the network traffic to verify that it conforms to the standards of the network protocol in use (for example, HTTP, IMAP, and so on). Zorp provides central content filtering including virus and spam filtering at the network perimeter, and is capable of inspecting a wide range of encrypted and embedded protocols, for example, HTTPS and POP3S used for secure web browsing and mailing. Advanced authentication methods like Single Sign On and out-of-band authentication are supported as well. Zorp offers a central management interface for handling multiple firewalls, and an extremely flexible, scriptable configuration to suit divergent requirements. The typical users of Zorp are governmental, financial and telecommunication and industrial companies.
BalaBit IT Security is an innovative information security company, one of the global leaders in developing privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies to help customers be protected against insider and outsider threats and meet security and compliance regulations. As an active member of the open source community, we provide solutions to a uniquely wide range of both open source and proprietary platforms, even for the most complex and heterogeneous IT systems across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
BalaBit is also known as “the syslog-ng company”, based on the company’s flagship product, the open source log server application, which is used by more than 650.000 customers worldwide and became the globally acknowledged de-facto industry standard.
BalaBit, the second fastest-growing IT Security company in the Central European region concerning Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, has local offices in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and in the USA, and cooperates with partners worldwide. Our R&D and global support centers are located in Hungary, Europe.
For more information visit www.balabit.com.