SurfControl, a Web and email filtering company, has announced "Project Nomad", a pilot program that will allow SurfControl's enterprise customers to field-test the company's new 'Follow Me Filtering' technology for wireless Web access.
Project Nomad participants will have a thin client installed on their wireless devices. This thin client communicates with the Nomad server installed on an organization's own network and filters Internet access based on the organization's Acceptable Use Policy. The Nomad server references the company's filtering rules to assure that remote workers are abiding by the same policies that govern their access when logged onto the corporate Local Area Network. Participants in the pilot program are evaluating the product's security, performance, and policy administration capabilities.
Project Nomad is the next step in SurfControl's 'Follow Me Filtering' strategy to offer products that enable the extension of corporate Internet access and email policies beyond the traditional boundaries of the corporate network.