Block Torpark with Cymphonix Network Composer

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Torpark signature and ability to block anonymous proxies give network administrators greater control over their Internet data stream.

By adding Torpark to Network Composer’s signature base, we are providing network administrators greater control over their organization’s network and the use of their resources.

Cymphonix today announced the ability to block Torpark client usage in its upcoming Network Composer Version 7. Cymphonix has developed a signature for the newly developed Torpark Web browser. Torpark and other anonymous web proxies allow users to surf the Internet anonymously. With the ability to block anonymous proxies, Cymphonix gives IT administrators greater control over their network resources and internet traffic on their network.

With Torpark, an individual can download the application onto a USB thumb drive, and by plugging it into the USB port of any computer, create an encrypted tunnel from the computer. This allows the user to surf the Internet anonymously. While Torpark is a tool for people who want to surf the Internet anonymously in public places, the application can be problematic to a business. It can bypass Internet filtering policies, slow the network, introduce viruses, and invite unwanted traffic and content into the organization’s network.

Network Composer Version 7 allows administrators to apply policy to Tropark client traffic to block it and regain control over usage. Policies can be applied to a single user, a group of users or even an entire organization and can include different usage rules based on time of day. As an individual attempts to connect using Torpark, Network Composer can block the traffic regardless of the way the client is used – running Torpark on a USB drive, CD or even installed a host machine.

“Torpark gives users the ability to access the Internet anonymously in public places, but can be detrimental in a corporate environment,” said Kevin Santiago, Cymphonix CEO. “By adding Torpark to Network Composer’s signature base, we are providing network administrators greater control over their organization’s network and the use of their resources.”

The Torpark signature will be available in Network Composer Version 7 along with the Anonymous Proxy Guard™, which prevents the use of anonymous proxy sites that allow employees to bypass filters and monitoring tools. Cymphonix Network Composer Version 7 will be available in mid October through Cymphonix channel partners. Customers with current annual software maintenance agreements will be able to download the software for no additional charge.

View the Version 7 Online Demo

About Cymphonix

Cymphonix Corporation, headquartered in Sandy, Utah, uses patent-pending Cross-Layer Intelligence™ (XLi™) technology to provide unmatched network threat protection and resource optimization. With the powerful XLi engine, Cymphonix products seamlessly integrate network protection, application performance, and traffic visibility into a single, easily managed solution. Leading the Cymphonix product line is Network Composer. Network Composer is a smart gateway appliance that helps organizations understand at a glance who is abusing network resources and with what applications. This enables problems to be corrected instantly through a clear, easy-to-manage interface. More information about Cymphonix can be found at http://www.cymphonix.com.

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