10/21/2004 - SurfControl (London:SRF), the world leader in enterprise Web and e-mail filtering, and Jungo Software Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of home/SOHO gateway software, announced an industry first as U.S. Robotics is deploying its Web filtering software on the USR8200 FW/VPN Router powered by Jungo's OpenRG home/SOHO gateway software.
The combined SurfControl/Jungo solution protects U.S. Robotics customers from offensive and inappropriate Internet content. It also helps small businesses prevent lost productivity caused by unrestricted Internet access, using SurfControl's world leading content database, which contains over 7 million websites, held in 40 categories, representing over 1.3 billion pages in 65 languages, with 35,000 new sites being added per week.
Mike Wolf, a Senior Analyst with InStat/MDR and the author of the 'Broadband CPE 2004: Gateways Giddy-Up While Modems Ride Into the Sunset', comments on the service that SurfControl and Jungo can offer SOHO users: "The need for strong content control in today's home is essential, and the logical place for that is at the gateway. Jungo and SurfControl's partnership provides CPE manufacturers with a ready solution that adds significant value to the end-user."
SurfControl's content database together with Jungo's OpenRG software, offers U.S. Robotics a highly reliable and easy-to-use Web filtering service, specifically designed for home and SOHO users.
According to Daryle Brown, product marketing manager, U.S. Robotics: "Working with Jungo to integrate SurfControl Web Filtering technology into our USR8200 Firewall/VPN/NAS appliance, allows us to provide our customers with a state-of-the-art tool for protecting themselves and their network users from abusive Internet content."
Requiring no complex software installation, the solution is easy to manage. No software is needed on PCs or other terminals on the home/SOHO network, and a user-friendly Web-based interface allows the home user or SOHO network administrator to easily define the content allowed, both throughout the network and on each individual terminal. With an extremely small footprint and very low processing requirements, the new solution is easy to integrate to existing hardware.
Yaal Eshel, Jungo's Director of Marketing said: "Jungo is committed to building the world's most comprehensive and innovative services platform that can continuously provide new revenue opportunities to our customers. By partnering with SurfControl, we were able to offer U.S. Robotics a managed service based on the most relevant, accurate and up-to-date Web content database available."
The Jungo-SurfControl solution is available immediately and can be remotely uploaded to a range of broadband access devices, which are already deployed and powered by Jungo's OpenRG software. These devices include cable and DSL modems, wireless access points, stand-alone gateways and integrated access devices.
Nick Lamidey, Director of OEM Technology Partnerships Asia, at SurfControl concluded: "There has been a tremendous growth in the Residential Gateway market and as a result there is huge potential for forward thinking companies, such as U.S. Robotics, to take the lead in developing this growth market. Jungo and SurfControl have come together to create a powerful joint solution that maximizes the benefits of the combined technologies, creating a new revenue opportunity for service providers and an enhanced services platform for the end user. We are confident that the relationship will provide a strong basis for continued development within the market."
SurfControl plc, the world leader in enterprise Web and e-mail filtering, delivers on its promise to help companies 'Stop Unwanted Content' in the workplace by continuous innovation, invention and expansion of its filtering products to address new content risks as they emerge.
SurfControl is the industry's only complete solution to managing Internet risk. SurfControl technology protects all points of entry, and every way employees use the Internet for business -- Instant Messaging, Web, e-mail and peer-to-peer. It also works on every platform they work on - Blue Coat, Cisco, Check Point, Microsoft Exchange and ISA 2004, and many more.
The company's products and technology are used by more than 20,000 customers worldwide, including many of the world's largest corporations. SurfControl employs more than 500 people in offices across the United States, Europe and Asia/Pacific.
For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit http://www.surfcontrol.com/
About Jungo Software Technologies
Jungo Software Technologies is a leading supplier of residential gateway software solutions, driver development tools and hardware access applications. Jungo offers integrated reference designs with several of the most influential global silicon vendors, enabling its customers to simplify device development cycles, improve performance and accelerate time to market. Jungo is a privately held company with corporate offices in San Jose, California, sales and support offices in Taiwan and an R&D center in Israel. Founded in 1998, Jungo's investors include TeleSoft Partners, Conexant, Infineon Ventures and Intel Communications Fund. Find out more at www.jungo.com.
About U.S. ROBOTICS
For three decades, U.S. Robotics® has been the world's leader in Internet access, delivering the highest quality and most innovative modems available. U.S. Robotics also provides a selection of wireless and wired networking products and security devices for homes and small offices. The company is partnering with key industry players and new technology providers to bring consumers connectivity solutions through its extensive worldwide distribution channel. U.S. Robotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area. For further information regarding the company and its products, please visit the Web site at www.usr.com.
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