Netgear DGFV338 ProSafeThe DGFV338 ProSafe Wireless ADSL Modem and VPN Firewall Router is a six-in-one networking appliance which aims to provide business-class protection for a small office or remote users. It incorporates an SPI firewall, 802.11g wireless access point, IPSec virtual private network (VPN), NAT router, an eight port 10/100 fast Ethernet switch and built-in ADSL2+ modem support. Comprehensive controls block or filter unwanted addresses, services, protocols, and URLs, fortifying a user's network. Up to 50 simultaneous IPSec VPN connections protect links between business locations, encrypting all traffic as it traverses the Internet. The appliance also supports an Ethernet WAN port for failover or for non-ADSL connections. The modem comes with Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Enterprise which shields wireless communications with the highest available level of industry-standard encryption and authentication. The DGFV338 supports up to 253 users across a LAN or up to 20 users on WLAN.
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ProCurve Switch 8212zlThe new ProCurve Switch 8212zl is designed for enterprise customers. According to the vendor, it completes its core-to-edge network solution by unifying network technology, infrastructure, software, operation, management and support while reducing complexity and lowering costs. The switch, which is based on HP-developed ProVision ASIC technology, comes with a lifetime warranty including standard next business day advanced-replacement (availability varies by location) and phone and email support. The 8212zl is a high-performance, highly scalable, chassis core switch platform that provides Layer 2 through Layer 4 features and advanced security. It also offers high-density Gigabit and 10GbE connectivity, making it suitable for high-speed core networking applications. Features include hot-swappable, redundant management, fabric and power to ensure system continuity and enhance network productivity. The 8212zl is part of a standards-based solution including the Switch 6200yl/5400zl/3500yl Series. HP claims it delivers low cost of ownership and reduces complexity by utilizing common components.
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RRP: from $19,869
Riverbed Steelhead 6120Riverbed's newest product is designed for large-scale transfers between datacentres, while still supporting application acceleration and LAN-like performance for branch offices and mobile workers. With a raw capacity of 7TB and a data store of more than 3TB, the Steelhead 6120 is optimised for disaster recovery and suitable for large offices, corporate headquarters and datacentres. Working together with the Riverbed Optimisation System (RiOS), the Steelhead 6120 can absorb large data loads, identify the traffic type and accelerate data transfer over the WAN, avoiding bottlenecks and improving disaster recovery performance. The appliance contains RAID, triple power supplies and hot-swappable disks to ensure maximum uptime and hardware reliability. Optional multi-port Ethernet cards enable integration into multi-link or redundant WAN confi gurations, while clustering with the interceptor appliance provides additional failover or scaling in extremely large deployments, ensuring the Steelhead 6120 can scale up to meet an organisation's application acceleration needs.
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Array Networks SPXThe SPX series offers a broad range of secure access solutions from a single system including remote access, remote desktop access and site-to-site connectivity. It features network admission control (NAC) and resource access control for all users whether local or remote, fixed or wireless. It also offers multiple virtual SSL VPN communities of interest on a single system to provide employees, partners and customers a separated, fully-customised experience. According to the vendor, the series has the necessary scalability and performance to drive productivity and a premium user experience across the organisation while maintaining high quality security levels. SPX models promise access components for an overall business continuity plan, maintaining compliance and keeping critical processes up and running in the face of unanticipated events. The series offers a range of high-availability platforms which can be scaled to suit different sized organisations.
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RRP: from $8900
3Com X-FamilyThe X-Family, which comprises the X5 and X506 products, is built on network-based intrusion prevention systems and offers integrated security including VPN, firewall, Web content filtering and traffic shaping. The products are designed as a managed solution specifically for SMBs that need enterprise-class security, combined with easy installation and use. Its integrated bandwidth management capabilities prioritise voice or video traffic, while throttling back non-essential traffic, such as peer-to-peer file sharing, to maximise network resources and reclaim bandwidth. With 18Mbps throughput, the X5 is targeted at single site businesses and branch offices with up to 100 employees. The X506 delivers 50Mbps of throughput and is aimed at medium enterprises and regional branch offices with over 100 employees. The X-Family unified security platform protects against worms, viruses, trojans, denial-of-service attacks, spyware, phishing, VoIP threats and other security issues.
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RRP: X5 - from $1245; X506 - $4995
Exinda Networks x800Exinda has added three new application acceleration appliances to its x800 product family. The vendor claims these will be easier to install and improve the performance of mission critical applications on corporate networks. The second-generation 2800, 4800 and 6800 appliances aim to solve performance problems by accelerating critical applications, eliminating redundant data and prioritising network traffic traversing the wide area network. New features include: auto discovery, a new hybrid caching capability, bi-directional application acceleration at up to 155Mbps (seven times faster than its previous TCP acceleration rates), and a new acceleration module for HTTP traffic. The auto discovery feature simplifies installation by eliminating time consuming, complex configurations, the vendor said. Network managers can simply plug in the intelligent appliance and all devices in the network auto discover each other. With hybrid WAN Memory, Exinda has doubled its caching capacity to improve application performance.
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RRP: 2800 appliance - from $3000