Founded in 2004 and acquited by Cisco Systems in 2009, ScanSafe was the first company in the world to offer Web security via a SaaS model. Recognizing that the changing face of the Internet would require more effective Web security than existing solutions could offer, ScanSafe sought to provide customers a solution that would require less maintenance, be more cost-efficient and could protect users from the new, more sophisticated threats that Web 2.0 would bring.
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, has partnered with ScanSafe to offer three new Kaspersky Lab services: Kaspersky Hosted Security: webDefend, Kaspersky Hosted Security: webControl, and Kaspersky Hosted Security: imDefend.
As a fully managed services, the suite of hosted security services require no hardware, maintenance or upfront capital costs and deliver real-time scanning of Web and IM traffic. As a result, the services increase productivity, reduce bandwidth consumption and offer a lower total cost of ownership than hardware or software solutions. In addition, by removing the burden of maintenance, the solutions free internal IT resources, allowing them to focus on projects directly related to an organization’s core competency.
ScanSafe is now part of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Integrated technology: Kaspersky Anti-Virus SDK