Maximum Protection against Dangers of the Web
Application Control (Layer-7 Filtering)
Stateful packet inspection can determine what type of protocol is being sent over each port, but application-level filters look at what a protocol is being used for. For example, an application-level filter might be able to tell the difference between HTTP traffic used to access a Web page and HTTP traffic used for file sharing, whereas a firewall that is only performing packet filtering would treat all HTTP traffic equally.
Application Control analyzes and filters data packets, controls the access to certain applications on a flexible basis and thus guarantees the maximum of IT security without any adverse effects on the network performance.
Maximum Protection Combined with Top Performance
Further advantage: There are more capacities available for those applications that are really important for your business since the network is not unnecessarily exploited by chats, videos or social media activities.
With WebRoam Application Control you are perfectly prepared for upcoming challenges in IT security and data protection: The times when it was sufficient to filter data simply on the basis of ports and protocols and to block individual sites are over for good.
Only the combination of URL and content filter as well as Application Control will allow you to effectively manage all relevant security risks in IT networks and guarantee comprehensive.
WebRoam UTM use application-layer detection of protocols, regardless of the port being used. This means that it is possible to both detect known protocols on non-standard ports (e.g. detect http non ports other than 80), and also the opposite (e.g. detect Skype traffic on port 80). This is because nowadays the concept of port=application no longer holds.