What's new: the latest for the week commencing 14 November 2007

What's new: the latest for the week commencing 14 November 2007

Nortel Wireless Security Switch 2360

The Nortel WLAN Security Switch 2360 is suited to mid-size office sites or wiring closet deployments, controlling up to 12 access points either connected directly to one of the eight Ethernet ports, or indirectly through a layer 2 or 3 network. It features wireless threat protection to defend against RF attacks, and guest access provisioning provides convenient controlled wireless networking for guests. The 2360 supports WMM, SVP, 802.1p and DiffServ for voice and multimedia traffic prioritisation, and enables layer 2 and 3 roaming among all access points, and fast roaming of user authentication information and associated policies that are then shared with other 2300 series switches to minimise delay and jitter. The switch is designed to continually monitor user load and automatically redirect new users to alternative access points to deliver the best possible user performance. It also offloads back-end AAA servers by terminating and processing extensible authentication protocol (EAP) for 802.1X users including key generation and management functions.

Distributed by LAN Systems.
RRP: $6645

WatchGuard Firebox X Edge 10e

WatchGuard's new unified threat management (UTM) appliance delivers network protection for small businesses, remote offices, and telecommuters that need wireless access. Used as a standalone security appliance and VPN endpoint solution, it integrates deep application inspection for zero day protection, spyware defence, anti-spam, antivirus, intrusion prevention, and URL filtering. The appliance includes networking capabilities such as 1:1 NAT, Dynamic NAT, Port Address Translation, and multiple external IP support. The product offers traffic management and quality of service (QoS) options to maximise network configurability. A Web-based user interface provides quick device configuration. WatchGuard System Manager allows for streamlined centralised management of multi-box environments. Platforms supported include 802.11b/g wireless access point with WPA/WPA2/WEP. There are two other models in the Firebox X Edge series - the Firebox 20e and Firebox 55e.
Distributed by Firewall Systems and WhiteGold Solutions.
RRP: Firebox 10e - $809; Firebox 20e - $933; Firebox 55e - $1417

Draytek Vigor2820

The Vigor2820 is a universal router for ADSL, cable, 3G mobile and satellite (Ethernet port). It has an ADSL2/2+ WAN port and a second WAN port that can take on any broadband access, including ADSL2/2+, cable or satellite broadband. Like its Vigor2800 predecessor, a USB 2.0 port allows connection with a 3G HSDPA broadband modem. This flexible second WAN port and/or USB port allows diversification of broadband accesses, ensuring full service availability in mission critical operations. The two WANs can work in separate, load balance or failover modes. One of the four Ethernet ports is a Gigabit port allowing faster sharing of larger fi les, such as video or media documents among network users. The Vigor2820 has IGMP protocol and full multi-PVCs for IPTV applications, 32 tunnels of hardware-based VPN, and supports 2 x FXS and 1 x FXO ports for VoIP. The WLAN model, Vigor2820n, has IEEE802.11n Draft 2.0 technology, with up to 300Mbps throughput and four SSIDs (service set identifiers) for more flexible wireless grouping.
Distributed by Leader Computers and Compu Wholesale.
RRP: $419.95

Netgear XEPSB103

The XEPSB103 Powerline Network Extend Kit transforms any powerpoint outlet into a secure Ethernet network connection. It transfers data at up to 85Mbps with both auto-negotiation and auto uplink and is designed for powering a wireless router and extending an Internet connection to a set-top box, game console or computer. The space-saving 2-in-1 design reduces clutter by using one plug to supply both power and network extension. A set-up CD guides users through the simple installation process, and the kit is compatible with HomePlug 1.0 Powerline devices. The XEPSB103 has network protocol compatibility with IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T), IEEE 802.3u (100Base-Tc) and IEEE802.3x (full-duplex fl ow control). The product comes with a one-year warranty.
Distributed by BMS Technology, Synnex, J Mills Distribution, Dicker Data and Ingram Micro.
RRP: Two plugs - $219

3Com AirProtect RF Planning Tool

Invisibility and the uncertainty of RF propagation can make wireless LAN planning a complex task, especially as the size of deployments increases. 3Com's AirProtect RF Planning Tool software gives precise insight into security exposure, providing fine grain control of security coverage modelling from detection to prevention. After deployment, the RF Planning Tool continues to help network performance. It can model coverage without a physical site survey, evaluates security risk from spillage outside the building, performs security sensor density analysis assess changes with simple drag-and-drop techniques and generates equipment lists for the installation team.
Distributed by LAN Systems and Ingram Micro.
RRP: $4360

D-Link DIR615 Wireless N Router

This new router uses draft 802.11n technology with multiple external antennas to maximize the speed and range of wireless signals which, the vendor claims, significantly outperforms 802.11g MIMO devices. The device supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorised access, both from over a wireless network and the Internet. Support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 standards ensure users can make use of encryption regardless of their client devices. The Wireless N router also has dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential Internet attacks. It comes with a Quick Router Setup Wizard to get users up and running.
Distributed by BJE Enterprises, Bluechip Infotech, EDsys Computers, Ingram Micro, Lan 1, Pacifi c Datacom, Page Data Products and Synnex.
RRP: $199.95

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