Dell SonicWALL Content Filtering Service (CFS) provides unequalled protection and productivity policy enforcement for businesses of all sizes. Dell SonicWALL has created a revolutionary content filtering architecture that utilizes a scalable, dynamic database to block objectionable and unproductive Web content. Businesses assume substantial risks and costs when they provide Internet access, particularly when those connections are used to access sites containing information or images that are inappropriate, illegal or dangerous. Unrestricted Web access can result in excessive non-productive Web surfing, creating tremendous losses in productivity. Dell SonicWALL Content Filtering Service provides the ideal combination of control and flexibility to ensure the highest levels of protection and productivity. Dell SonicWALL CFS prevents individual users from accessing inappropriate content while reducing organizational liability and increasing productivity.
SonicWALL CFS Premium Business Edition for Dell SonicWALL PRO 1260/2040/3060/4060 Internet security appliances provides network administrators with advanced features such as the ability to block over 50 categories of Web content and to enforce custom policies for different user groups on the network. Web pages not in the database are dynamically rated and automatically populate the database for future access. By combining a comprehensive, continuously updated database featuring millions of URLs, IP addresses and domains with a unique caching system that reduces latency to a fraction of a second, Dell SonicWALL CFS Premium Business Edition reduces costs and extends protection. With Dell SonicWALL CFS Premium Business Edition, network administrators have the flexibility to enforce custom policies for groups of users on the network.
Granular content filtering
Granular content filtering allows the administrator to block all predefined categories or any combination of categories, and to apply these policies on a granular level. User Level Authentication (ULA) and Single sign-on (SSO) can be used to enforce username and password logon. CFS can block potentially harmful content such as Java, ActiveX, and Cookies, as well as schedule filtering by time of day, such as during school or business hours. CFS also enhances performance by filtering out IM, MP3s, streaming media, freeware and other files that drain bandwidth.
Dynamically updated rating architecture
Dynamically updated rating architecture cross-references all web sites as they are requested against a highly accurate database categorizing millions of URLs, IP addresses and domains. The Dell SonicWALL appliance receives ratings in real time, and then compares that rating to the local policy setting. The appliance will then either allow or deny the request, based on the administrator's locally-configured policy.
Regulatory reporting and compliance
Regulatory reporting and compliance is supported by direct integration with Dell SonicWALL's award-winning Global Management System (GMS) and Dell SonicWALL ViewPoint reporting package. Dell SonicWALL ViewPoint reporting software along with Dell SonicWALL CFS can allow management to easily run detailed or "at-a-glance" graphical reports on real-time or historical data.
Easy-to-use web-based management
Easy-to-use Web-based management enables flexible policy configuration and complete control over Internet usage. Administrators can enforce multiple custom policies for individual users, groups or specific category types. Local URL filtering controls can allow or deny specific domains or hosts. To more effectively block objectionable material, administrators can also create or customize filtering databases.
High-performance web caching and rating
High-performance web caching and rating architecture allows administrators to easily and automatically block sites by category. URL ratings are cached locally on the Dell SonicWALL appliance, so that response time for subsequent access of frequently visited sites is only a fraction of a second.
IP-based HTTPS content filtering
IP-based HTTPS content filtering allows administrators to control user access to web sites over encrypted HTTPS. HTTPS filtering is based on the categorical rating of inappropriate web site types, such as gambling, online banking, online brokerage and trading, shopping and hacking/proxy avoidance.
Scalable, cost-effective solution
Scalable, cost-effective solution controls content filtering from the Dell SonicWALL network security appliance, eliminating the need for additional hardware or deployment expenditures from a separate dedicated filtering server.