Product News: The latest products for the week beginning 4th June, 2008

Product News: The latest products for the week beginning 4th June, 2008

ARN reviews the latest products

SonicWall NSA 2400

The Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2400 has been designed to suit small and mid-sized organisations with less than 100 employees as well as branch offices. SonicWall claims it offers a new generation of unified threat management by taking advantage of the vendor's recently announced Reassembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) 8 engine. This engine uses multi-core design to inspect both inbound and outbound network traffic and gives organisations control and visibility over the security of their network. The NSA 2400 offers the same layered security approach found across SonicWall's entire NSA series including intrusion prevention, file and content antivirus/antispyware inspection to protect against viruses, spyware, worms, trojans and phishing attacks. It also has an integrated application firewall which provides application visibility and data leakage prevention capabilities. This feature set delivers configurable tools while providing granular application control that can be set per user, per email user, per schedule and per IP subnet levels.

Distributed by: Ingram Micro and Lan 1

RRP: from $2994


Lexar Gaming Edition Memory Stick PRO Duo

This memory stick now includes downloadable Xploder Lite software designed to enhance the gaming experience for users of Sony PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii entertainment systems. Xploder Lite software offers four versions of cheat and media tools specific to the user's preferred gaming system. Gamers can take advantage of 10 free Cheat Saves (giving users the ability to skip levels, access secret characters, stock up on ammo and more) when used with Sony PS3 and PSP and Nintendo Wii systems. The software also gives users the power to manage and display photos, import and play music within games such as Xbox 360, and store and watch video content on many of today's most popular gaming consoles. For added convenience and utility, the Xploder Lite software may be downloaded for use in multiple gaming systems. The memory stick is available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacity.

Distributed by: WestGroup and Ingram Micro

RRP: 1GB - $37.55; 2GB - $47.95; 4GB - $86.95; 8GB - $119.95


Extreme BlackDiamond 8800 "c" Series

Extreme Networks has enhanced its BlackDiamond 8800 modular switch family with a new "c" series interface and management blades. These blades, which are backwards compatible with earlier versions of the BlackDiamond 8800 family, deliver scalability and density for gigabit and 10-gigabit ports and field-upgradable power over Ethernet support without compromising the product family's low power consumption, the vendor claims. For flexible integrated security capability, the BlackDiamond 8800 family supports Clear-Flow rules engine, previously available only on Extreme Networks' high-end core products. With Clear-Flow and the predefined security rules now available to users, the 8800 series combines ready-to-use, integrated intrusion detection with a modifiable rules-based security capability that can be upgraded to meet future demands. These enhancements extend the service life of the switch by delivering new features and high level performance.

Distributed by: Avaya

RRP: $6254


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