Product News: The latest networking products from Juniper, Polycom, Western Digital, Lenovo and QNAP

Product News: The latest networking products from Juniper, Polycom, Western Digital, Lenovo and QNAP

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Juniper SRX3400

One of the SRX3000 line of extensible networking and security products that run on Junos Software, the SRX3400 is a single-source network operating system that integrates routing, switching and security services. It is aimed at datacentre, enterprise, public sector and service provider environments. In addition to delivering fi rewall services, the SRX3400 line natively integrates multiple services such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Distributed Denial of Service (DDos/DoS) protection, Network Address Translation (NAT), policy and control, identity management, and Quality of Service (QoS). The ability of the SRX3400 to support and optimise multiple services, coupled with the fl exibility to scale cost-effectively, enables the product to provide performance and security to applications and key services running on the network, thus delivering a strong user experience and improved productivity. Juniper claims the system can signifi cantly reduce network complexity and lower TCO by up to 65 per cent. At the same time, the appliance can reduce power consumption and rack space by up to 80 per cent versus existing security solutions.

Distributed by Westcon Group, Avnet and Ingram Micro.

RRP From $77,137


Polycom VVX 1500 Business Media Phone

This business media phone combines a personal video conferencing system with a fully featured voice over IP (VoIP) telephone with Polycom HD Voice technology. It has an open application programming interface (API) and microbrowser for real-time delivery of personalised Web content, and integrates with key business applications. All these features are seamlessly integrated with a colour touchscreen interface to enhance personal productivity, simplify multimedia communications, improve team collaboration and reduce travel costs. The open API and microbrowser enable third-party application developers to integrate VVX 1500 with business applications such as unifi ed communications, CRM platforms and appointment management systems. The always-on user interface of the VVX 1500 includes a menu screen where developers can place icons for users to start applications. The VVX 1500 comes bundled with several applications including the Polycom Productivity Suite, which enables users to initiate and control audio conference calls right from the device’s screen.

Distributed by Westcon Group and Transition Systems.

RRP $1675


Western Digital My Book World Edition

Designed for consumers who have multiple computers on a home network, this new drive is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, and is compatible with PC and Mac machines. My Book World Edition’s massive capacities are available from any computer in the home to allow users to build a shared digital media library. Music, photos and videos can be streamed directly from the My Book World Edition drive to any PC, Mac or connected DLNA media player (such as Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles, wireless digital pictures frames or TVs) using the integrated Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) media server and iTunes Music server software. Families can also securely access and share their centralised fi les remotely if they have access to the Internet, using the My Book World Edition drive’s Web proprietary access service, MioNet. The unit has gigabit Ethernet and USB ports, and supports NFS, SMB and AFP network protocols. It also offers email warning notifi cations.

Distributed by Synnex and Simms International.

RRP 1TB - $399; 2TB - $699


Lenovo ThinkCentre A58

The ThinkCentre A58 aims to bring SMBs reliable, secure and affordable desktop technology, the vendor claims. The machine comes with ThinkVantage tools for business and backup functionality. Users can combine Lenovo’s Rescue and Recovery tool to help recover and restore lost fi les, along with Lenovo’s Online Data Backup service to keep data backed-up at a secure, offsite location. Security features include a fi ngerprint reader, I/O port disablement to help protect against external threats, and a chassis intrusion switch to help detect tampering in the PC. The desktop is Greenguard certifi ed, meaning that it has been tested for up to 2000 different chemical emissions, and comes with Lenovo Care tools. According to Lenovo, these tools help companies avoid IT costs and lost productivity associated with individual PC usage in SMB environments, such as data recovery, as well as issues IT managers in large corporations face such as IT help desk calls, password resets and asset management.

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

RRP From $779


QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS

The TS-809 Pro is powered by Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU and 2GB DDR2 memory, supports eight SATA drive bays that accommodate up to 12TB storage capacity (16TB possible when 2TB hard drives are available), and offers advanced RAID features such as RAID 0/1/5/6/5+spare, Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration. Other business features include AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, automatic policy-based IP blocking, instant SMS and email alerts. The vendor claims that the read/write performance of the TS-809 Pro reaches more than 126MBps and 111MBps respectively. The TS-809 Pro can also be used as a mass data storage centre, especially for SOHO and home users, to store and share millions of multimedia fi les. iSCSI with thin provisioning allows up to eight iSCSI devices to be created for storage expansion or backup destination of the existing application servers on the network. The NAS comes with a Surveillance Station feature, which supports real-time monitoring and video playback from up to four IPbased cameras. Versatile server functions are provided including a fi le server, FTP server, DDNS support, Web server with built-in phpMyAdmin, Joomla, MySQL, SQLite, editable php.ini, MySQL server and printer server (maximum of three sets). The TS-809 Pro supports all-in-one XDove mail server by QPKG software expansion.

Distributed by Bluechip Infotech and Achieva.

RRP $2699


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