Secure ICAP Gateway

Clearswift’s Secure ICAP Gateway (ICAP) is a fully automated solution that augments the security of critical information flowing through an organization’s existing web proxy infrastructure or managed file transfers (MFT).

With the movement of data both internally and externally via the web or MFT solutions comes risks of accidental exposure of critical information or receiving hidden threats within documents or images. The added security features of ICAP enable organizations to inspect content for sensitive information, malware, or even high-risk executables that pose a threat to your data.

Going beyond traditional stop and block technology, ICAP applies the appropriate measures to questionable content based on your organization’s policies. This allows safe content to flow through and reduce business disruptions.

Clearswift’s award-winning Data Loss Prevention and advanced threat protection solutions strengthen your data security, mitigate risk and underpin compliance requirements.


Key Benefits of Secure ICAP Gateway

Adaptive Security

Automatically apply the optimal security treatment of your data based on content, context and required regulation policy. Ensure the acceptable level of information is shared and received and that critical information remains safe at all times.

Secure ICAP Gateway Datasheet


See how to improve on your existing web security infrastructure with a simple integration that provides powerful data loss prevention and advanced threat protection with minimal disruption.

Clearswift ICAP is the only fully automated critical information protection solution that enables you to take full control of information flowing through your users’ browsing traffic.

Through implementing the ICAP, organizations are able to apply deep content inspection, adaptive redaction and data loss prevention technologies to existing web security architectures, with no disruption to the current infrastructure, thereby having the ability to align the flow of information to the organization’s information governance policies, mitigating risk and underpinning compliance requirements.

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Why choose Clearswift Secure ICAP Gateway?


ICAP Gateway Plus MFT Solutions


File transfers can be taken to the next level of threat protection and data loss prevention when combined with ICAP. Fortra's MFT software solutions, including GoAnywhere and Globalscape EFT, not only securely transfer inbound and outbound files better, but when seamlessly integrated with ICAP, they can deliver superior management control and security. See how this fortified combination can work for your organization by scheduling a demo!

Key Benefits of Secure ICAP Gateway & MFT Solutions

Staying Ahead of the Curve

These unified, web-based solutions offer you great technology continually refining.


Organizations have diverse environments and need a solution that deploys everywhere.


We meet you where you are now, and in the future, with flexible pricing and configuration as your needs change and develop. 

Ease of Use

Easy to deploy, maintain, update, and manage as organization needs change or develop.

One Reliable Vendor

Fortra is a single vendor offering stability and help solving real, ongoing challenges by integrating your data loss prevention and managed file transfer.

The Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP) is a lightweight HTTP-like protocol specified in RFC 3507 designated to extend transparent HTTP proxy servers, while freeing up resources and standardizing how new features are implemented. It automatically identifies and removes sensitive data, without the need for human intervention, along with virus scanning, standard content filtering, and Data Loss Prevention features.

Managed File Transfer (MFT) allows you to move or transfer inbound and outbound files automatically and securely between partners, internally across servers, and over the cloud within an on-premises, pure, or hybrid environment. MFT improves data security, reduces the risk of human error, simplifies ad-hoc and server-to-server file transfers by centralizing them, and makes collaboration simple.

Vital Government Services Keep Moving with MFT and ICAP

A government agency needed to give citizens a secure way to issue building permits, report crimes, pay parking fees, and process property tax payments remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They added the combined features of MFT — secure forms capabilities and file transfers — with ICAP adding data loss prevention and threat protection. In doing so, the data citizens upload is safe and free from malware, viruses, or hidden metadata.

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