What's new from: Netgear, FortiWiFi-60, Asus, SMC, D-Link

What's new from: Netgear, FortiWiFi-60, Asus, SMC, D-Link

Netgear FWG114P ProSafe 802.11g

Netgear’s FWG114P ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Firewall combines five products in one to give users the capability of sharing secure wired and wireless network connections. The built-in high-speed 54Mbps/802.11g wireless access point, NAT router and four-port switch let users share their broadband connection. An integrated print server enables all PCs on a network to share a USB printer. Advanced security is provided by a true firewall with Denial of Service protection as well as using stateful packet inspection intrusion detection. Other key security features include IPSec, PPTP and L2TP VPN pass-through support allowing for the use of VPN client software behind the firewall. This means that telecommuters can use the firewall at a remote location while still connecting through a VPN back to the main office. The Netgear FWG114P is distributed in Australia by BMS, Express Data, J Mills, Synnex, Tech Pacific, TecVic and Tecksel.

RRP: A$399


Fortinet has unveiled the FortiWiFi-60 wireless antivirus firewall. It combines an integrated 802.11b and 802.11g WLAN access point with a suite of antivirus, firewall, VPN, and intrusion detection and prevention services. Even with encryption technologies in place, wireless networks remain vulnerable to content-based threats, according to the company. Existing antivirus, firewall and content screening applications at the edge of the wired network overlook the fact that wireless access originates within the LAN, the company claims. Australian distributors include Lan 1 and Dovetail Distribution.

RRP: $2500

Asus WL500g

The WL500g from Asus is a wireless LAN router designed for adaptable wireless connectivity through sharing printers, PCs, notebooks, external hard drives, PDAs and, of course, the Internet and email. It incorporates the 802.11g standard enabling 54Mbps of wireless transmission. The WL500g is also backward compatible to the 802.11b standard to offer the extra flexibility for those using the 11Mbps devices. It provides all WLAN router functions including DHCP server, IP sharing, firewall, VPNs and more. Hardware specifications including a wireless Ethernet port, LAN Ethernet port, USB interface and printer port make it ideal for home, SOHO or small offices. The product is distributed by Cassa Australia and Ingram Micro.

RRP: $169

SMC 2862W-G

SMC 2862W-G combines the ease-of-use and convenience of USB-enabled PCs with the benefits of high-speed 54Mbps wireless operation in a full-featured solution for the networked environment, according to the company. It connects instantly with an existing Ethernet installation to support mobile users, temporary work sites, sharing of peripherals and wireless multimedia. The product offers wireless connectivity via high-speed USB 2.0 port and is 802.11b and 802.11g compliant. Security features include 64/128-bit WEP encryption, 802.1x authentication, and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA).

RRP: $142. The product is distributed in Australia by eSys IT Wholesale.

D-Link DSA-3100 and DSA-3100P

D-Link has rolled out the AirSpot line of public/private gateways that provide hot spot solutions for both SMB and the enterprise. The D-Link DSA-3100, for example, is an ethernet-based gateway specifically designed to provide free or fee-based broadband connection to the public or to a company’s employees while at the same time, providing a separate and secure private network that shares the same Internet connection. The company has also rolled out the D-Link DSA-3100P hot spot ticket printer that communicates with the DSA-3100 public/private gateway to generate and print log-in usernames and passwords for hot spot customers. The technology provides hot spot operators the ability to manage and control user access to their Internet. The DSA-3100P can manage up to 2,000 user accounts. The products are distributed in Australia by BBF Computers and Peripherals, LAN 1, Pacific Datacom, Page Data, Synnex Australia, Tech Pacific Australia and BJE Enterprises.

RRP: $1,480 (DSA-3100); $396 (DSA-3100P).


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