"Tempest Software, a provider of technology and products that
facilitate secure, standards-based information exchange over the
Internet, today announced it is shipping Version 2 of SiteShield,
the new 'plug and play' software solution to secure websites."
"SiteShield protects all applications, data and information
assets on a web server by keeping it securely behind a firewall
closed to all incoming traffic. SiteShield addresses the need for
e-business openness while protecting companies against potentially
embarrassing and destructive hacking and security lapses."
"By establishing a persistent encrypted outbound connection
through the firewall, SiteShield allows companies to place their
web server safely behind the firewall that they then configure to
deny all inbound connections. This enables them to authorize
partners, suppliers, customers and employees controlled access to
data and information, without the firewall holes normally required
for such web-based communication. SiteShield functions much like a
proxy server, distributing incoming traffic across multiple web
servers which can run on different machines as needed to provide
fail-over support and maximum scalability. Engineered for optimal
performance, easy integration with firewalls, web and proxy
servers, SiteShield is easy to install and implement, and works
with all third party web servers. The product requires no change
whatever to application code."