Enhanced support for authenticated content allows customers to provide secure browser-based access to encrypted and unencrypted data without the need for dedicated virtual private network (VPN) hardware and software. User authentication allows administrators to define access policies for distributed content as well as single-sign-on capabilities in Microsoft environments.
The company has also introduced active content controls which can be used to prevent specified executables, such as Visual Basic applets, from being downloaded to client systems, thereby reducing the risk of viral attacks. Identity masking has been introduced to hide internal e-mail addresses from hackers.
Existing services have also been enhanced. Denial of service protection now gives improved recognition of normal traffic and malicious attacks. Secure Sockets Layer acceleration has been extended to support a wider range of standards, and content filtering, secure device management and audit trail logging have been improved.
Existing users can upgrade for free with a download from www.cacheflow.com