Cisco ScanSafe Retain Their Number One Leadership Position Recognized by Gartner – by Netpremacy, Global Partner

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Cisco ScanSafe, the Gartner recognized leader in web security, pioneered many of the ‘firsts’ taken for granted in this ever-changing industry. This article provides an insightful glance on how the global Web security giant has achieved this on-going reputation as best in class.

ScanSafe retain leader position in Gartner Magic Quadrant

ScanSafe retain leader position in Gartner Magic Quadrant

[ScanSafe] saved my team time when it comes to malware nuisance and reduced the number of helpdesk calls, allowing them to concentrate on other developing issues - Phil Barker, American Golf.

ScanSafe, founded in 2004 was the first company in the world to offer Web Security via a SaaS model. Acquired by Cisco Systems in December 2009, ScanSafe has received numerous awards over the years, including SC Magazine’s “Best Content Security” solution for four years running. The ScanSafe solution requires less maintenance, is more cost-efficient and protects users from the more sophisticated threats via Web 2.0.

ScanSafe secures mobility. Why? ScanSafe mobility enables security policy to be enforced enterprise-wide, including remote workers. Protects resources from undesirable and malicious web content improve productivity by limiting time spent on recreational surfing. The solution also centralizes reporting for all users regardless of location.

ScanSafe is the innovation force driving the industry forward, with many ‘firsts’ that have since been imitated by other vendors.

  •     First in-the-cloud solution to scan all Web requests for malicious content – offering effective protection from zero-day threats
  •     SearchAhead was the first solution to dynamically categorize search engine results to prevent users inadvertently accessing unwanted material
  •     Anywhere+ was the first remote and roaming user solution that enabled consistent security and content policy regardless of where and how a user accessed the internet
  •     Web Intelligence Reporting was the first SaaS based reporting solution to offer complete, flexible, bi-directional visibility into what is entering and leaving the network

ScanSafe Web Security, powered by Outbreak Intelligence ™ scans over 1 billion Web requests a day, in real-time, stopping millions of malware instances and protecting thousands of the most demanding organisations around the world.

  •     ScanSafe blocks over 20% more malware than traditional security solutions
  •     ScanSafe has a track record of 100% availability
  •     2012 Gartner report names Cisco as the leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications

Netpremacy Global Services provides ScanSafe solutions to customers across the Globe. Netpremacy has an established team of CCIE certified engineers and technology experts who have worked together for over 12 years. Their ongoing investment in training, development and recruitment ensures they can offer world-class service delivery, underpinned by unparalleled expertise – essential for the scoping, design, implementation and management of the UK’s leading IP networks.

American Golf, Europe's largest golf retailer have been a customer of ScanSafe since November 2011. With over 300 employees to protect ,American Golf chose ScanSafe based on their reputation and expertise as Web Security leaders.

Phil Barker, Head of IT at American Golf comments on his objectives for the migration “Primarily we were looking to be able to secure the network whilst still giving our users the access they want on a daily basis. Our job as an IT department isn’t to stifle or restrict user activity but to encourage the use of technology to further the business, in a safe environment”. When asked whether ScanSafe had met the needs of the business Barker replied “Yes, it provides the flexibility I require at the right price and gives me the confidence and peace of mind I need to concentrate on other projects”. Not only has ScanSafe ‘done what it says on the tin’ but has also “saved my team time when it comes to malware nuisance and reduced the number of helpdesk calls, allowing them to concentrate on other developing issues” and thus allowing IT to work as the strategic asset they should be.

Netpremacy Global Services provide a full portfolio of IP services including national and cross-border MPLS networks, security services and Google Enterprise solutions to thousands of organisations in over 33 countries around the world. Their fortnightly newsletter provides insightful industry news on security, connectivity and cloud computing trends. To subscribe to their newsletter click here.

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