MessageLabs adds Web filtering services

Company expands outside of e-mail security to become what it claims is the first service provider to offer security services for both email and Web traffic.

Joris Evers
Joris Evers Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Joris Evers covers security.

MessageLabs as expected on Monday expanded outside of e-mail security and introduced new Web filtering services. The new services can scan Web traffic for viruses, spyware and adware. Additionally, MessageLabs can filter based on Web addresses, allowing a customer to block access to specific Web sites. To use the services, a customer would route Web traffic through a MessageLabs data center.

MessageLabs has partnered with ScanSafe to offer the new services. MessageLabs holds a minority interest in the London-based company, which also sells the Web filtering services on its own. Pricing for the MessageLabs offering was not detailed.