Guardian Web Filter prevents conscious misuse of your network by your employees, but now we can also protect against the misuse that they won't know about. Guardian Web Security was devised to protect you from malware attacks that can leave your systems compromised, and potentially in the hands of criminal organisations.
Much malware today is focused around the creation of 'Botnets' - powerful clusters of infected 'zombie' computers,which can be rented out for any number of dubious purposes. These include: credit card data theft, spam, illegal denial-of-service attacks on web servers, encryption cracking, and more. Most victims will never even know that they've become part of a Botnet, and organisations could be unaware of their exposure to data theft.
Use of content filtering to prevent access to more nefarious websites is a good way to avoid malware infection, but recent attacks launched through ads on reputable websites - such as Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft Bing - have shown that anyone is within reach.
In the same way that harmful web content moves too quickly for a simple blocklist, malware is often left to infect thousands daily before being identified. Our anti-malware engine will analyse any unrecognised code that attempts to run, within a virtual machine, and categorise the code based on the effects seen. This is legitimate zero-day protection.
Whether in enterprise, education, or anywhere in between, full web security is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.