Secure Computing Selects Solid EmbeddedEngine for SmartReporter

6/23/2004 - Solid Information Technology Corp., the first to provide an Autonomic Data Management Platform, announced that Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR), the experts in securing connections between people, applications, and networksTM, has selected Solid EmbeddedEngineTM as the data management platform in its SmartReporterTM, a robust reporting solution offering real-time feedback on an organization’s Web usage. SmartReporter is used in conjunction with SmartFilter® v4.0 Web filtering applications.

Companies worldwide face the challenge of enabling their employees to productively utilize Web resources while preventing time-wasting, illegal or unacceptable web usage. The solution is Web filtering that enforces corporate Web access policy, allowing transparent access to authorized resources but blocking access to unsuitable sites. Enter Secure Computing and its industry-leading Web filtering product, SmartFilter. SmartFilter is installed on leading proxy servers or caching appliances and firewalls. All Web page requests pass through SmartFilter and are instantly evaluated against the organization's Web policy using the SmartFilter Control List. Requests are then allowed, denied, delayed, or coached, according to the policy.

SmartFilter maintains a dynamically changing list of millions of blockable URLs that are built by Secure Computing’s team of multi-lingual Web Analysts who look at thousands of Websites everyday to ensure accurate categorization and comprehensive global coverage. SmartReporter is a powerful new reporting solution for SmartFilter that allows organizations to understand their Web usage and take effective steps to enforce acceptable use policies. The new SmartReporter offers unparalleled precision reporting capabilities through a browser-based desktop tool that allows managers to immediately create detailed reports on the Web use of individuals, groups, and departments. Secure Computing turned to Solid for its SmartReporter data management needs. The lightweight but robust Solid EmbeddedEngine provides a scalable, relational data manager for customer Web use log files, while requiring effectively no database administration. Integral to the Solid Autonomic Data Management Platform, Solid EmbeddedEngine ensures that SmartFilter’s SmartReporter data takes care of itself.

“We needed a scalable data management platform that provided a stable environment on which to develop new features, but we had to avoid incurring large administrative overhead,” said Mike Gallagher, Secure Computing’s senior VP of product development. “SmartFilter is installed in devices that run unattended, so a standard enterprise DBMS was clearly unsuitable. Solid gave us the feature set we needed in a compact, self-managing, cost effective, package that has been proven in similar environments.”

“Developers of software appliances are increasingly realizing that it makes good business sense to embed Solid in their applications,” said Jussi Harvela, president and chief executive officer of Solid Information Technology. “Solid provides all the benefits of an enterprise DBMS with none of the design management headaches. So they get their product to market faster, while lowering their total cost of ownership.”

About Solid
Solid Information Technology Corp. delivers the first next-generation Autonomic Data Management Platform. Built on a sophisticated architectural foundation, Solid’s solutions power unattended applications in the network infrastructure, telematics, digital content delivery and retail applications. Small and large visionary companies including Alcatel, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Nortel, and Sonim Technologies use Solid technology in their solutions to build high-performance, fault-tolerant, and scalable smart applications. Solid is a privately held company with worldwide headquarters in Mountain View, California. The company also has regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. For more information, visit the Solid web site at

About Secure Computing
Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR) has been securing the connections between people and information for over 20 years. Specializing in delivering solutions that secure these connections, Secure Computing is uniquely qualified to be the global security solutions provider to organizations of all sizes. Our more than 11,000 global customers, supported by a worldwide network of partners, include the majority of the Dow Jones Global 50 Titans and the most prominent organizations in banking, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, public utilities, and federal and local governments. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has sales offices worldwide. For more information, see

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