SafeSquid SWG

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An HTTP(S) Proxy server is the core component of most perimeter web security solutions. While larger networks employ dedicated proxy server solutions, most of the small business and enterprise networks depend on proxy services offered by traditional UTM / NGFW solutions. Most of these solutions are based on near-identical adaption of legacy open-source HTTP Proxy server technologies that were originally designed for purposes other than security. Technical limitation in options and capabilities offered by typical perimeter security solutions, thus is also quite similar.

Secure operating practices defined as GRC policies for web security are key to pro-active defence against evolving threats like Ransomware, loss of confidential information, and targeted behavior altering attacks on enterprises. Legacy proxy server solutions require security measures to be defined around their limited capabilities and features. HTTP proxy servers specifically designed for web security have extensively configurable options that enable precise translation of GRC policies defined in vendor-agnostic terminology.

Brief Introduction

SafeSquid is an HTTP(S) Proxy Server specially designed for Deep Content Inspection and Security.

The tight integration of SafeSquid’s protocol and payload security, with the user and client application identification features, makes it an ideal Application Layer Firewall.

SafeSquid’s intuitive user interface offers extreme flexibility in configuration options to ensure accurate implementation of web security GRC policies.
Under the hood, is a state-of-the-art mosaic of neural networks, for Real-Time Deep Traffic Analysis, and feeds off a cloud based intelligence service.
SafeSquid’s open-architecture enables easy integration with a variety of third-party security technologies.

SafeSquid complements your existing network security infrastructure to fortify your perimeter defence. Securely distribute internet access with SafeSquid based secure web gateways to your networked users.

Key Benefits

  • Gateway-Level Malware Defence
  • Protects users from phishing attacks
  • Shields enterprise-wide user privacy
  • Restricts upload and download of pornographic content
  • Regulates all uploads to protect against loss of confidential data
  • Regulates web-site login to curb cyber-slacking
  • Regulates use of Internet Applications
  • Ensures high-precision role-based web access
  • Prevents bandwidth saturation due to unwanted uploads and downloads
  • Improves users’ web-experience


  • 100% software based solution distributed as a software appliance
  • High performance proxy server - handles thousands of concurrent connections
  • Intelligent connection management for optimized resource utilization
  • Automatic SSL session caching and management, ensures seamless HTTPS Inspection
  • Supports all proxy-aware Internet clients like Browsers, and other utilities
  • Supports transparent proxying of HTTP(S) clients
  • Real-time content analysis ensures reliable protection against malware, loss of confidential data, and pornography.
  • Robust multi-threaded SMP-aware neural-network architecture, ensures near-zero latency web-experience
  • Smart detection of actual uploaded content
  • Signatures for hundreds of web applications
  • Categorized database of over 20 Million web-sites
  • Fully user re-programmable Web 2.0 controls
  • Easy Integration with OpenLDAP / Microsoft® Directory Services
  • Real-time multi-cast as SIEM / Threat-Intelligence Feeds
  • Intrinsic WebUI for policy management and traffic analytics
  • Cloud-based node management system for enterprise-wide policy requirements and disaster recovery


  • Improves users’ security awareness levels and facilitates their contribution
  • Facilitates secure adoption of innovative web technologies
  • Polymorphic security sieve enables multi-dimension security validation
  • Precise conversion of your web security GRC requirements into enforced policies
  • XML based policy storage for easy security audit
  • Cloud-backed Hybrid Management of cluster nodes
  • Automatic policy replication across cluster nodes
  • Built-in disaster recovery and policy restore
  • Highly scalable architecture
  • Comprehensive documentation and user guides
  • Dedicated Technical Support

How it Works

  • Registration on the SafeSquid Self-Service Portal is free, and instantly gives you a unique Product Activation Key.
  • Use the SafeSquid Self-Service cloud portal to implement your Enterprise CA SSL certificates, and manage your enterprise-specific web-categorization requirements.
  • Download the SAB (SafeSquid Appliance Builder) ISO.
  • Setup your secure web gateway on any virtualization infrastructure like VMware® or Microsoft® Hyper-V OR transform standard Intel® server hardware into secure web gateway appliance.
  • Use the intrinsic WebUI to integrate your SWG to your Directory Services, and policy requirements.
  • Configure proxy-aware applications to use SafeSquid Proxy Service, and transparently redirect traffic from other applications to the Proxy Service.
  • Accord “Bypass” privileges to senior management to enable them in contributing to building up of the policy requirements.
  • While your Network Layer Firewalls like UTM / NGFW isolate your enterprise network from the Internet, SafeSquid Proxy Service provides the Secure Web Gateway to the underlying web applications
  • Add any number of gateway nodes to meet your topological and load requirements.

Solution Highlights

  • User consented web access
  • Total defence against security breaches launched via third-party web-site components
  • Cloud-Backed Zero-Day Threat Intelligence And URL Classification
  • Real-Time Pornographic Content Detection
  • Real-Time Malware Defence
  • Custom web-categorization for operational needs
  • Compliance of policies for cyber-slacking prevention
  • Compliance of web-site login governance policies
  • Compliance of SSO regulations for web applications
  • Compliance of data upload risk-mitigation policies
  • Compliance of client application risk-mitigation policies
  • Real-time view of traffic
  • Automatic Policy Replication across all nodes
  • Use SafeSquid to distribute web access across large enterprise networks, securely.