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Magnifire Announces TrafficShield Version 2.7, With Enhanced Features For Preventing Identity Theft

Improved "Out of the Box" protection includes pre-configured attack filters and content scrubber

MagniFire Websystems, Inc., a leading provider of Web security gateways, announced the release of TrafficShield Version 2.7 today, building on the company's successful product line. Based on feedback from customers and independent industry testing, the latest version of TrafficShield incorporates many new "out-of-the-box" features that allow it to protect Web applications immediately upon installation while its automated security policy generator develops a more comprehensive security.

"Most enterprises know their Web applications are vulnerable," stated Eitan Bauch, CEO of MagniFire. "They need solid protection from known attacks today and also need the ability to develop highly secure policies that are customized to their individual applications." Bauch emphasized that this release broadens TrafficShield's plug-and-play protection capabilities and have made it even simpler to set up and manage by improving its GUI and administrative functionality."

Topping the list of the new features are pre-configured Attack Filters, which can be activated to block hacker activity within minutes of installing TrafficShield. These Attack Filters detect, alert, and block common pre-defined attacks such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting. More advanced filters can be activated based on an application-specific policy. "It's the best of positive and negative security logic," says Bauch.

Another new feature is the Content Scrubber, which allows companies to ensure that sensitive customer information is not harvested from their systems using the Web. "The Content Scrubber is an extremely powerful weapon against fraud and identity theft," noted Bauch. "For instance, it can prevent social security numbers, credit card numbers or any other pre-defined information from ever appearing on a page sent to a user." In addition to pre-defined protection configurations that blocks most commonly used sequences, TrafficShield 2.7 includes a simple GUI interface to add additional rules to filter out any term.

Finally, TrafficShield 2.7 boasts improved management features, including role-based administration. This is ideal for hosted environments and large-scale enterprise deployments, where different user groups have different roles in the security process, and different security privileges. Administrators will also appreciate the significant improvements to TrafficShield's comprehensive reports, including a top-level "Attack Summary".

TrafficShield 2.7 will begin shipping in June.

About MagniFire

MagniFire Websystems is a leading provider of comprehensive web infrastructure security solutions. Its highly scalable and flexible TrafficShield platform enables businesses to protect their most critical data, applications and customer relationships with a low total cost of ownership. Headquartered in New York with R&D facilities in Israel and sales offices in the UK, MagniFire is backed by premier venture firms including JVP, Lucent Venture Partners and other top tier private investors. For more information, please visit or call (212) 909-2772.

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