NetMotion has always provided unrivaled traffic control at the mobile edge, but now with the new NetMotion platform, that functionality only gets better with more granular control and better visibility than ever before. Not only can you visualize and control the various web domains being accessed, but websites can be categorized and filtered by site type. Pairing this categorization functionality with the NetMotion policy engine means that comprehensive traffic control has never been simpler.
Web categorization puts an end to the manual process of having to list the websites you want to allow or block. It does all the heavy lifting by deciding what is considered high-risk traffic. Even vendors providing streaming media services can be categorized and filtered based on a single configuration option. This saves the administrator a lengthy upfront configuration process, as well as the hassle of ongoing maintenance. Webroot even catches new websites as they are hosted. This enables your workforce to stay safe and laser focused on their jobs, and administrators to sleep soundly.
If you are not sure that you agree with all of the default decisions Webroot makes, NetMotion allows you to override those decisions, leaving you with a highly customized experience. Better still, NetMotion allows you to personalize these actions down to the individual user or machine. With the click of a button, your mobile workforce can be safe and secure, no matter where they find their data connection. While this type of configuration does yield fast results, it should also yield beneficial results. The idea of managing web access can be daunting given the scale of sites available. However, Webroot makes it easy to set a baseline of ‘no high-risk traffic allowed’, thereby managing the source of the issue, at the source of the issue.
Intelligence built in
This highlights a significant advantage of the NetMotion platform: intelligence that enables this type of decision-making lives and dies on the end device.Even if the server becomes unavailable, these configurations remain with the client. This means that traffic that was previously filtered in the data center, can now be handled at the mobile edge, providing instant bandwidth savings. NetMotion provides a unique avenue toward centralized administration, with distributed control. Better yet, all this control is available in real time. There is no faster way to respond to a zero-day threat than a NetMotion policy. Period.
Central administration and visualization are what really brings this all together. A pool of client-facing servers can be managed from a single web-based location. This means that within a matter of minutes, you can alter the data flow of every device in your enterprise. This means zero-day threats can be mitigated mere minutes after they are discovered.
It is NetMotion’s Mobile IQ that provides the evidence you need to drive the productivity-enhancing features that enable any workforce. Data anomalies and outliers can easily be spotted in various NetMotion dashboards, and can be used to create a new rule in Mobility, and then finally deployed enterprise-wide. Never has speed been associated with web filtering in quite the same way.
If you have any questions about how NetMotion can give you more granular control and better visibility of web domains being accessed in your organization, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
To learn more about web reputation policies and how to create them, check out this quick tutorial.