UserGate Web Filter helps mitigate the risks posed by user Internet browsing by filtering dangerous content, malware, social media, and other web threats. It allows you to monitor user web browsing and optimize bandwidth usage. The product effectively enforces acceptable use policy in order to enable compliance with regulations. UserGate Web Filter provides Deep Content Inspection (DCI) supporting all major languages. In addition, it provides full inspection of HTTPS/SSL web traffic using transparent “trusted man-in-the-middle” (MitM) technology, enforces SSL usage policy, and certifies validity.
How does it work?
UserGate Web Filter combines multiple filtering methods, including high accuracy URL filtering, real-time content analysis, banner and pop-up blocking, safe search, and other methods. Web filtering is performed at the level of DNS and HTTP/HTTPS requests.
The software can function either using its own built-in full-scale proxy server or by receiving filtering requests via an ICAP protocol from any external proxy server or network hub. Solutions can also be developed on virtual machines (VMWare, Virtual Box, etc.) in the form of a virtual image or hardware/software suite.