eSoft, Untangle Announce Web Security Partnership

Combined technologies combat proxy and phishing Websites that traditional URL block lists just can't handle adequately

December 10, 2008

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. and SAN MATEO, Calif." December 9th, 2008 " eSoft, Inc., a leading vendor of OEM technologies for the Internet security and content management markets, and Untangle, a pioneer in open source network gateways, announced today that Untangle has integrated eSoft's SiteFilter' technology as a new premium commercial add-on to the Untangle Gateway.

eSoft and Untangle have partnered to enable small businesses to enforce acceptable network usage polices effectively by blocking and monitoring web traffic. Not to be confused with traditional URL blacklists, eSoft's SiteFilter technology goes beyond blocking porn and gambling by dynamically classifying online threats like malware distribution, phishing and proxy sites. SiteFilter leverages eSoft's Distributed Intelligence Architecture (DIA) that inspects over 200 million daily data feeds from its network of sensors, honeypots and alliances with both fine-tuned algorithms and a team of 70 professionally trained analysts working 24x7 to deliver real-time updates and industry leading accuracy.

"Untangle is committed to making it easy for our community to adopt the best IT applications available," said Dirk Morris, CTO of Untangle. "The SiteFilter technology and database has the best coverage, highest accuracy, and best protection against rapidly evolving sites like proxies, phishing and web 2.0 where real-time updates are critical, so partnering with eSoft was a no-brainer." "We are always looking to partner with companies like Untangle that go beyond traditional web filtering to combat evolving online threats," said Patrick Walsh, Director of Product Management and Marketing. "SiteFilter blocks proxy and virus hosting websites just as effectively as it blocks gambling, pornography, and other potentially undesirable websites. As businesses become more reliant on the web for everyday tasks, eSoft's SiteFilter helps them to manage the risks, of the web while still benefiting from its use."

About eSoft, Inc. eSoft, Inc. ( is a leading provider of secure web filtering technology for firewall/UTM vendors, ISPs and MSSPs. eSoft's SiteFilter database provides over 100 million URLs in dozens of languages and over 99.9% coverage for the sites users visit. Coupled with eSoft's Distributed Intelligence Architecture (DIA), SiteFilter provides dynamic categorization for new web sites with real-time updates for blocking malicious sites as they come online. SiteFilter is available for desktop, gateway, mobile and "in-the-cloud" implementations.

eSoft Media Contact: Samantha Leggat Lighthouse PR 925-447-5300 [email protected] email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it About Untangle Untangle was founded with the vision of untangling the complexities of technology, initially targeting network security and control for small and medium size businesses. The company follows Open Source development practices to create better code and make it widely available. Untangle, the world's first commercial-grade open source solution for blocking spam, spyware, viruses, adware and unwanted content on the network, provides a free and better alternative to costly, inflexible proprietary appliances. Untangle's applications are currently being used in thousands of businesses in a variety of industries, including financial services, real estate, education, bio-science, and professional services. Untangle is located in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit or call (866) 233-2296 .

Untangle Media Contact: Andrew Fife Untangle 650-425-3327 [email protected] email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

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