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ScanSafe Unveils SearchAhead

LONDON -- ScanSafe, the leading global provider of Web Security-as-a-Service, today launched the industry’s first safe search tool that allows companies to alert employees before they visit unsafe search results. SearchAhead scans results from popular search engines Google, Yahoo! and MSN, providing advance warning of any malware and guidance on acceptable or unacceptable websites, based on the customer’s Web filtering policies.

“Over 90 percent of new sites visited are found through Internet searches,” said Dan Nadir, vice president, product strategy, ScanSafe. “Search engines are an essential tool in the workplace, yet they can also be an Achilles’ heel in corporate Web filtering policies. SearchAhead provides immediate feedback to end users on the safety of unknown, new websites returned in their search. Users are given advance guidance of security risks rather than blocking them when they stray on to a dangerous new website.”