Blue Coat Systems has added real-time anti-phishing protection to its web filtering product.

WebFilter for Blue Coat ProxySG appliances will now include anti-phishing technology, which blocks company employees visiting malicious websites and warns users with automatic on-screen alerts whenever they attempt to open a potential phishing web page, the company said.

The system claims to assess the safety of a website by examining it based on proprietary algorithms and can be used on sites using SSL-encryption.

Details on pricing and availability were unavailable at the time of going to press.