Bloxx VMware Virtual Appliance Web Filter and Secure Web Gateway Now Available in North America

Boston, Mass., (January 9, 2013) – Bloxx, a leader in Web content filtering and email security, today announced the availability of virtual appliance versions of its Bloxx Web Filter and Bloxx Secure Web Gateway for the North American market. The virtual appliances mirror the protection and functionality of Bloxx’s current hardware appliances, making them ideal for organizations moving their security infrastructure to a virtual environment.

“These new virtualized products, built on Bloxx’s appliance-based Web filtering and security foundation, deliver all the ease-of-deployment and upgrade benefits offered by virtualization,” said Eamonn Doyle, President of Bloxx Inc. “We now offer our next-generation Web content filtering, with real-time content analysis and a categorization engine via our Tru-View Technology, either as a hardware appliance or a virtual appliance.”

The new Bloxx virtual appliances offer:

• Real-time content filtering and classification of Web pages using a next-generation dynamic filter, analyzing Web content in real time rather than relying on out-of-date lists of known URLs.

• Gateway level security, including enterprise-grade Sophos anti-malware protection in the Bloxx Secure Web Gateway, which keeps networks and users secure.

• SSL filtering that mitigates the growing risks of HTTPs traffic.

Availability: The Bloxx Web Filter and Bloxx Secure Web Gateway virtual appliances for VMware vSphere™ are now available worldwide in a range of configurations which can support networks of around 100 up to 10,000 connected devices. For larger deployments, multiple Bloxx virtual appliances can be clustered and load-balanced.

For more information on the Bloxx Virtual Secure Web Gateway and Bloxx Virtual Appliance Web Filter, visit

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About Bloxx
Headquartered in Boston, Bloxx Inc. offers Web and email filtering and security for medium and large organizations in both the business and public sectors. Bloxx has achieved unrivalled sales growth year-on-year to become a leading Web filtering provider with an estimated 5 million+ users worldwide. To find out more about Bloxx Web filtering, call 617-924-1500, email or visit to book an online demonstration.

Editorial contacts

In the U.K. Carolyn Bowick, Bloxx +44 (0) 1506 42976

In the U.S. Roger Bridgeman, Bridgeman Communications 617-742-7270

Kim Novino, Bridgeman Communications 617-742-7270