How the Inline Configuration Works

With a Inline Bridge configuration, the appliance provides all the functionality of the passive architecture with the added benefit on selective HTTPS inspection. Where competitive solutions slow network traffic, the Inline Bridge option extends control to the administrators to decrypt Google and Facebook but not financial sites where legal liability topic exist. The Inline Bridge edition supports both Fail OPEN and Fail CLOSED configurations, as well as, hot spare fail-over scenarios for redundancy.

How the Passive Configuration Works

With a Passive configuration, the appliance sits off the SPAN or Mirror port of a switch. This allows the NetSpective WebFilter appliance to monitor all requests to the internet. Since the appliance is not inline, it is not a point of failure on the network and does not introduce any added latency. The passive configuration also supports multi-appliance load balancing and hot spare fail-over scenarios for redundancy.

How the Proxy Configuration Works

In addition to web filtering, NetSpective WebFilter traffic shaping optimizes service for high priority applications while providing flexible control over non-essential, resource-intensive and undesirable traffic. Traffic shaping allows scheduling of communication streams into different classes of service with bandwidth limits and priorities. Control can be extended by group policy and Internet category allowing the flexibility to block, log, or prioritize traffic.

How the Mobile Proxy Works

As a separate appliance that scales independently, the NetSpective WebFilter Mobile Proxy is capable of filtering any device on or off the network. Devices such as iPads that suspend applications or revert their image when restarted cannot be filtered with traditional agents. The Global Proxy can direct all traffic these devices generate back onto the network to ensure that school or business owned devices are filtered at home.

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