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St. Bernard's iPrism Web Filter Advances Enterprise-Grade, Cross Platform Support to Mid-MarketProvides Significant Price Performance and Support Across Mixed Network Environments Including Newest Windows and OS X Platforms (September 29, 2009)
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/29/09 -- St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW), a leader in Web security appliances, today announced that its iPrism Web Filter now supports all major operating systems including Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. This new functionality provides improved group-based security policies and authentication capabilities across mixed platforms, while offering customers an easier, more flexible approach to identify users and apply policy across workstations without additional software or client required.
The Internet landscape is littered with network vulnerabilities that can easily transition to corporate liabilities. Organizations are protecting themselves and their networks by implementing the highest level of security protocols to ensure that all users are positively identified before allowing access to IT resources.
iPrism ensures a consistent experience and increased security across mixed platform environments through secure authentication protocols and Auto-Login for Mac users. Auto-Login enables customers to use iPrism with Mac workstations just like they do with Windows systems, applying a ubiquitous policy across the network regardless of the platform.
iPrism also supports Active Directory 2008 authentication using NTLMv2 and Kerberos, making iPrism an even more powerful and flexible Internet filtering solution for customers. Mac clients can now take advantage of Auto-Login from OS X Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard clients. By using the Directory Utility function, users can bind the clients to the same directory service as iPrism. Those who don't bind clients to Active Directory can use a locally cached credential with a one-time prompt from iPrism. This feature is available in proxy and iPrism's exclusive transparent bridge modes and doesn't require the installation of any additional software or client.
-- Greater network security -- support for broader security capabilities helps guard against security threats, minimizes virus and hacking risks, while accelerating and improving management of users' Web and application information -- Simplified user experience -- users can seamlessly access applications which require additional authentication via Kerberos or NTLMv2 protocols. iPrism can automatically authenticate the user via Kerberos or NTLMv2 with user credentials, eliminating the need for users to enter credentials multiple times to access different applications -- Ease of IT administration -- administrators can now enable authentication and access control for applications via Auto-Login, which reduces total IT hours associated with the administration and enforcement of security policies across critical applications -- Low Total Cost of Ownership -- an industry study proves the iPrism Web Filter saves users 50% of IT hours associated with filtering tasks compared to competitive solutions. iPrism's ability to provide cross platform support and critical authentication capabilities with greater simplicity and minimal IT investment provides customers with dramatic cost savings and a clear ROI.
"Mid-market organizations rarely have just one operating system to work around," said Ron Kaplan, director of product management at St. Bernard. "Secure Web Gateway solutions, like iPrism, that support mixed platform environments are not only easier to deploy and manage, but help provide increased security throughout an organization. At St. Bernard, we believe it's our responsibility to provide our customers with a wide range of new and flexible capabilities for creating and enforcing a more effective global policy. By minimizing the complexity and cost of managing, addressing, and securing Internet access, URL filtering, access control, and other security issues, iPrism helps organizations leverage their IT investment to accelerate and secure their business applications."
About St. Bernard
St. Bernard Software develops and markets Internet security appliances and services that empower IT professionals to effectively, efficiently and intelligently manage their enterprise's Internet-based resources. Originally founded in 1995 as a market-leader in data security with its flagship product, Open File Manager(TM), the company is now recognized for delivering today's #1 Web filtering and security appliance, iPrism®. With millions of end users worldwide in more than 5,000 enterprises, educational institutions, SMB, and government agencies, St. Bernard strives to deliver simple, high performance solutions that offer excellent value to our customers.
Based in San Diego, California, St. Bernard (OTCBB: SBSW) markets its solutions through a network of value added resellers, distributors, system integrators, OEM partners and directly to end users. For more information about St. Bernard Software, visit www.stbernard.com.
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