Product news: The latest for the week commencing April 30, 2008

Product news: The latest for the week commencing April 30, 2008

ARN reviews the latest products

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 8.0

The latest version of Sophos' Endpoint Security and Control solution incorporates Network Access Control (NAC) technology. NAC enables the solution to assess managed, unmanaged and unauthorised computers to detect configuration issues, such as out-of-date antivirus protection or a disabled firewall. It can then fix those issues before allowing access to the network. Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 8.0 integrates antivirus, anti-spyware, host intrusion prevention, application control and firewall technology to block viruses and spyware. It has a centralised management console which automatically deploys and manages the assessment, control and protection of all Windows, Mac and Linux computers. In a single scan, the solution delivers cross-platform preventive security and control for desktops, laptops, file servers and mobile devices. The software solution is available as a free upgrade for current licensed Sophos Endpoint Security and Control customers and comes with 24-hour phone, email and online support from the Sophos team.

Distributed by: Sophos

RRP: $34 per user per year for a three-year license


BenQ G2110W

The G2110W is a 21.6-inch glossy bezel widescreen LCD monitor designed to provide a high quality widescreen picture for all applications. Dynamic Contrast Ratio automatically adjusts back-lighting to optimise light levels for each and every scene. The vendor claims its 2500:1 high contrast ratio will reveal the subtlest, darkest details within a picture. Its Senseye+Photo proprietary digital image enhancement engine also fine-tunes depth, clarity and boldness. The monitor has five preset modes - Standard, Dynamic, Photo, Movie and sRGB - which offer one-touch optimised set-tings. Colour fi delity is maintained across all sRGB compliant peripherals with the G Series' sRGB mode. According to BenQ, productivity is also increased via the large wide format display size. Users can view Word documents and pages side-by-side at 100 per cent, while for such applications as Excel and desktop publishing, more data and graphics can be displayed at one time. Large screen viewing also enables easier navigation through multiple open applications, multiple monitor displays and notebook attachments.

Distributed by: Synnex, Ingram Micro, Altech, Bluechip Infotech and Multimedia Technology

RRP: $549


Polycom SoundStation IP 7000

Features of Polycom's new conference phone include up to 22kHz CD-quality HD voice for lifelike clarity and intelligibility, a large, high-resolution display and processing power for IP applications. The IP 7000 includes LDAP corporate directory access, three-way visual conferencing in HD voice and an open XHTML micro-browser for third-party application development and integration. The conferencing application enables users to see the names of participants and add, delete, mute or place individual callers on hold during the call. The phone includes multi-unit connectivity with the ability to "daisy-chain" two units, offering greater microphone pickup, louder volume, and multiple call control points within one conference room. With a 6m microphone pickup range, Polycom claims the unit can pick up participants in all corners of the conference room. Users have the option of greater coverage through optional expansion microphones. The IP 7000 also offers Power over Ethernet connectivity to reduce cable clutter in conference rooms.

Distributed by: Westcon Group and Unitel

RRP: $1509


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