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Blue Coat WebFilter, a powerful "on-proxy" web filtering solution, helps enterprises and service providers protect their users and networks from Internet threats and abuse, including spyware, phishing attacks, P2P traffic, IM and streaming traffic, adult content, and many others.
To safely realize the benefits the Internet offers, more and more organizations are choosing Blue Coat WebFilter to enforce their Internet access policies.
Comprised of the most frequently accessed sites on the Web, Blue Coat WebFilter runs natively on Blue Coat appliances. The WebFilter solution includes over fifteen million website ratings, representing billions of Web pages, organized into the most relevant and useful categories. To ensure accuracy, each site in the WebFilter database is classified into multiple categories, as appropriate. This allows WebFilter customers to define a virtually unlimited number of "cross-categories" to fit their specific filtering requirements (e.g., Motor Sports, Sports Betting, etc.). This allows for greater customization of an organization's Internet filtering policy.
With the exception of malware sites, which Blue Coat Labs actively deploys technologies to pursue, the WebFilter database is driven only by the actual web usage patterns of customers. This drives the relevance and accuracy of its contents. As a result, WebFilter has an average 94% coverage rate of requested sites in enterprise deployments, coupled with an extremely low rate of false-positives.
To address the small percentage of sites not already classified in the on-proxy WebFilter database, each Blue Coat WebFilter license also includes Dynamic Real-Time Rating (DRTR), a unique, patented technology that can actually categorize web sites "on the fly" as a user attempts to access them.