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New Product Protects Against Vandals, Viruses

eSafe Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of eSafe Protect Gateway 2.0, the product formerly known as ViruSafe FireWall.

The solution integrates anti-vandal and anti-virus protection for firewalls with URL filtering, spam blocking, cookie blocking, and keyword-based blocking at the gateway level, the company said.

"With the proliferation of the Internet, virus infections now occur in 99.3% of organizations," said Larry Bridwell, program manager at the ICSA (International Computing Security Association) . "We are extremely pleased that eSafe Technologies is providing one of the most comprehensive Internet protection plug-ins for firewalls to combat Internet-borne threats such as viruses and malicious code."

Key features of the Gateway include improved scanning of compressed files, a built-in update feature, remote user interface with password privileges, the option to remove all macros from MS Office documents, the ability to send virus infection warnings to senders of e-mail, and the removal of scripting languages or cookies from Web pages, the firm stated.

The suggested list price ranges from $1,750 to $5,995, depending on the number of users. eSafe said the Protect Gateway 2.0 is compatible with firewalls from Check Point Software Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Ukiah Software, Milkyway, Digital Equipment Corp., Trusted Information Systems, and Secure Computing.

The Gateway is part of eSafe's Total Internet Protection suite, which is designed to provide organizations with state-of-the-art gateway-to-desktop content protection.