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Cloud Security

Web Filtering

As the methods adopted by cyber-attackers become increasingly challenging, a comprehensive solution for web security and management is quickly becoming critical for today’s businesses.

With Blue Chip’s selection of Web Filtering and Security solutions from industry-leading providers Fortinet, Barracuda and Symantec, you can be assured that your data is in safe hands. Aligned with our three tier approach to services – Bronze, Silver and Gold – each service provides the flexibility around functionality and cost you deserve, coupled with the protection you need.

Bronze: FortiGate Web Filter

Blue Chip’s Bronze web filtering service is provided by FortiGuard datacentres around the world, responding to browser-based URL requests from customer FortiGate units and covering billions of URLs, across in excess of 100 million websites. With FortiGate Web Filter, user requests are authenticated, processed and either blocked, permitted, or flagged for monitoring in real-time. Entry level reporting is integrated into the firewall console, with default reports available that can be extended and customized as required.

Silver: Barracuda Web Filter

The Barracuda Web Filter from Blue Chip allows organisations to benefit from online applications and tools without exposure to web-borne malware and viruses. Our Silver web filtering service unites award-winning spyware, malware and virus protection with a sophisticated and powerful policy and reporting engine.

Available on-premise or hosted on Blue Chip’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform, an all-inclusive pricing structure and no per-user/per-feature fees makes this an affordable solution whatever the size of your business.

Gold: Symantec Web

Symantec Web from Blue Chip delivers always-on protection and enforcement of acceptable use policies relating to internet access, irrespective of location. Our Gold Web Security service utilises multiple analysis engines and proprietary scanning of web content, providing guaranteed protection against virus and malware-based threats.

A unified, web-based management console is provided as standard, simplifying administration and providing increased visibility into user activity. This Cloud-based solution is billed on a "per user, per month" basis, available through an on-premise infrastructure or virtual services such as Desktop as a Service (DaaS).

The following table provides a brief overview of the key differences between each service:





Service Support


Pricing Model

Integrated into Firewall

Monthly Appliance

Per User, per Month

Delivery Method

Virtual Appliance

Virtual Appliance

Cloud Service

HTTP / HTTPS / FTP Support

URL Blacklist / URL Whitelist

URL Category Filtering

Dynamic Updates

Citrix / RDS Support

Integrated User Authentication

Manual User Authentication

Anti-malware / Antivirus Scanning

Reporting Capability




Real Time Analytics




Report Scheduling


Web 2.0 Support


Antivirus SLA




Service Uptime SLA




For more advanced reporting requirements, particularly where regulatory compliance is a concern, we recommend the deployment of our Silver Web Filtering or Gold Web Filtering products.


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