Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 19th November, 2008

Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 19th November, 2008

ARN reviews the latest products

Toshiba Portégé R600

Designed for business users, the Portégé R600 weighs less than 1kg and comes with 3GB of memory, an in-built Web cam, several connectivity options and up to eight hours battery life. The Portégé R600 offers users a choice of hard drives: Either a power packed 7200rpm 200GB hard disc drive (HHD) or a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) for faster start-up and read times and increased security. It features a Mobile Intel GMA X4500 graphics chip with up to 256MB of shared video memory. Connectivity options include Intel PRO/1000 – 10/100/1000 Integrated Ethernet LAN + Active Management Technology 4.0, built-in Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 (802.11a/g/n), Bluetooth version 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) and a 0.3 megapixel camera with internal microphone. The notebook also features a number of ports including RGB, microphone input port, headphone input port, three USB v 2.0 ports, 64-pin docking connector and a fingerprint reader for security.

Distributed by: Ingram Micro, Dicker Data, BMS Technology and Cellnet.

RRP: from $3300


Seagate Savvio

The Savvio 15K.2 HDD is a 15K-rpm addition to the Savvio family of 2.5-inch SAS 2.0 enterprise solutions. Seagate claims the hard disk drive adds a self-encrypting option while maintaining low power consumption. The Savvio 15K.2 HDD is offered in sizes of 73GB and 146GB with a SAS 2.0 interface running at 6Gbps speeds, making them ideal for RAID configurations. The unit is designed to provide up to 115 per cent greater system-level performance when compared to systems based on 3.5-inch server-class drives. The Savvio 15K.2 HDD also uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) government-grade encryption, enabling protection of information throughout a drive’s lifecycle and especially upon retirement when the drive leaves the datacentre. The Savvio 15K.2 drive has optional Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology and provides government-grade data security through the drive’s lifecycle. SED technology makes drive retirement and disposal easy by eliminating the need for the numerous manual processes involved, which are often incomplete, complex, expensive, or prone to error, according to the vendor.

Distributed by: Ingram Micro.

RRP: on application


Astaro Mail Gateway

This Mail Gateway acts as a high performance, low-cost solution and features email encryption, spam and virus protection and remote exchange access for SMBs. Based on recognised standards, such as S/MIME, OpenPGP and TLS, the Astaro encryption also allows users to scan encrypted emails for malware. Dual virus scanners block both known and previously unknown malware and viruses in SMTP and POP3 email traffic. According to Astaro, this reduces the system’s response time for new ‘in-the-wild’ viruses since the scanners each receive virus definition updates independently, and phishing attacks are also controlled. With the remote exchange access feature, mobile users can use a secure SSL/VPN connection to access their Microsoft Exchange inbox with an Outlook client from and to a location, without needing a webmail client such as OWA. The Mail Gateway includes a web-based user portal available in 15 languages. The portal allows users to manage individual spam quarantines and view the status of each individual email.

Distributed by: Tech Plus and Softgen.

RRP: on application


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