Websense is readying its first hardware appliance, which will run the vendor's Secure Web Gateway Software, including anti-malware filtering, SSL traffic inspection, application controls, and threat protections for web surfing.
The V10000 Web Gateway Appliance "is the first appliance we've ever done", says Dave Meizlik, director of product marketing. A hardware-based platform can provide the opportunity to consolidate servers, since the Secure Web Gateway Software typically runs on more than one server, depending on components installed.
The V10000 will include a web-based management platform. Because the appliance uses the Xen virtualisation platform, it will be possible to add new functional security components in the future, according to Websense.