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"Microsoft Reputation Services allows security administrators to block inappropriate or dangerous Web site categories without hindering employee productivity."

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Microsoft Reputation Services: safer employee Web surfing

Today's information workers use the Web every day, all day, for both business and personal needs. Unfortunately, phishing scams, malware, and malicious Web sites are on the rise and they present real threats to company productivity, legal compliance, intellectual property, and brand image.

Most companies cannot prohibit employees from using the Web, but there is a way to help employees maintain internet security. Microsoft Reputation Services (MRS) is a new approach to Internet safety for employees. MRS allows security administrators to block inappropriate or dangerous Web site categories without hindering employee productivity.

MRS is a global, cloud-based system that pulls from a variety of data sources—from both Microsoft and third parties—to determine the safety of 43 million (and increasing) Web domains and billions of Web pages in more than 80 categories such as games, criminal activity, gambling, and pornography. MRS can support up to 80,000 requests per second, or approximately 7 billion requests per day, with 95 percent coverage of the top 1 million domains and 99.5 percent accuracy.

Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 is the first Microsoft solution to take advantage of MRS. The real-time integration of TMG with MRS helps create a safer, more trusted Web surfing experience for employees which will increase productivity and increase Internet security and privacy for both businesses and their employees.


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