Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 29th October, 2008

Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 29th October, 2008

ARN reviews the latest products

Netgear SRXN3205

NetGear’s ProSafe Wireless-N VPN Firewall offers secure connection to the Internet, support for a high-speed wireless LAN and the ability for remote workers and offices to securely access the company network. The appliance combines dual-band Wireless-N connectivity with two choices of VPN access – SSL and IPsec. The SSL VPNs support industry-strength encryption algorithms and automatic cache clean-up after session termination. IPsec VPN delivers secure site-to-site tunnels connecting multiple offices together, as well as legacy, client-based remote access. The new ProSafe Wireless-N VPN Firewall also provides denial-of-service attack protection, stateful packet inspection (SPI) to curb hacker threats, URL keyword filtering, syslog support and email reporting. The SRXN3205 supports up to five SSL VPN tunnels and five IPsec VPN tunnels simultaneously. Other features include an Auto Detect function to connect to a user’s ISP, and the Web-based Pro-Safe Control Centre.

Distributed by: BMS Technology, Dicker Data, Express Online, Ingram Micro, J Mills, Networld Systems and Synnex.

RRP: $699


D-Link DIR-320 Router

This wireless G router with USB print server connects to a broadband modem to wirelessly share a high-speed Internet connection. Its Guest Zone function provides a secondary wireless service set identifier (SSID), allowing users to set-up a second public name separate from the main network domain. The D-Link Wireless G Router also includes a built-in firewall to safeguard wireless networks from attack. Additional security features, such as MAC address filtering, should prevent unauthorised network access. Parental control features block inappropriate content. The DIR-320 supports WPA and WPS encryption for wireless security. In addition to a USB port supporting shared connection to a USB printer, the D-Link Wireless G Router has four Ethernet ports. With D-Link’s Quick Router Setup Wizard and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), users can create a new wireless network in minutes. It configures ISP settings to quickly establish connectivity and add wireless devices.

Distributed by: BlueChip Infotech, Edsys Computers, Ingram Micro, Lan 1, Pacific Datacom, Page Data Products and Synnex.

RRP: $100


Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC

The ThinkPad X200 has a minimum weight of 1.59kg and is designed for environments such as healthcare, real estate, education and sales. It is Lenovo’s first widescreen tablet PC. The device provides up to 10 hours of battery life and has a low-voltage version of the small form factor Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology. Select models also offer up to 128GB solid-state drive storage, an LED backlit display, as well as mobile broadband. The tablet PC includes a full-sized keyboard to allow easier typing and computing, and a dual swivel screen to enable users to turn it in either direction to shift between notebook and tablet PC mode more naturally. The X200 also has dual-array digital microphones which, combined with noise-cancelling software, reduce ambient noise resulting in clearer voice over Internet protocol calls. A built-in camera can be used for Web conferencing. Stereo speakers help increase audio volume for hearing multimedia presentations in noisy environments.

Distributed by: Synnex, Cellnet, Ingram Micro and Dicker Data.

RRP: from $3499


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