Network hardware vendor Enterasys Networks has announced its new Aurorean range. The products build on the technology of the RiverWorks Enterprise VPN from Indus River Networks, which Enterasys agreed to acquire in August last year.
According to Enterasys, the Aurorean range offers a VPN solution for mobile access, telecommuting, branch office and regional site connectivity.
The Aurorean Virtual Network product family includes the Aurorean Policy Server, which is designed for centralised management of the global virtual network. There is also a new suite of Aurorean Network Gateways - the 1000, 3000, and 7000 series - which are designed to be high-performance, cost-effective and standards-based.
Enterasys Networks: (02) 9950 5900
Intel has launched the Intel Express 8205 VPN Broadband Router. It is aimed at SOHO users with "always on" broadband Internet connections.
The Intel Express 8205 VPN Broadband Router offloads the processing required to run VPNs and firewalls on individual PCs, aggregating these functions into a dedicated device while helping maintain maximum performance of broadband connections. It is designed to support unlimited users and can establish secure VPN tunnels with 50 other sites.
The Intel Express 8205 VPN Broadband Router is designed to complement the vendor's existing line of VPN products, and is aimed at small businesses and branch sites. It is based on the IPSec standard, with the 8205 VPN Broadband Router being interoperable with the Intel NetStructure VPN Gateway Family, as well as other third-party VPN products that support the IPSec standard.
Intel Australia: 1300 363 018
Nortel Networks has launched its Contivity Extranet Switch family which includes the Contivity 100, 600, 1510, 1520, 1530, 2600 and the Contivity 4500.
Each Contivity VPN Switch is a single hardware device designed to provide routing, firewall, bandwidth management, encryption, authentication and data integrity for secure tunnelling across managed IP networks and the Internet.
The Contivity VPN Switches allow for the connection of remote users, branch offices, suppliers, and customers with, what Nortel says, is the cost and performance advantages of shared IP networks and the security and control you would expect from private networks.
Nortel Networks: (02) 8870 5000
Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies' VPN-1 family of products are designed to provide secure Internet-based connectivity to corporate networks, remote and mobile users, satellite offices and partner sites. They are based on Check Point's FireWall-1 security suite and its VPN technology.
The VPN-1 product family includes solutions that are designed to address all aspects of VPNs: software-based VPN Gateway products, plug-and-play VPN appliances, client-based VPN software, VPN acceleration cards, and turnkey PKI products.
The VPN-1 Appliance is a hardware and software solution designed to provide secure Internet access for branch office deployments. It includes integrated IP routing, complete enterprise security with FireWall-1 and Virtual Private Networking based on industry-standard protocols.
Check Point: (02) 9493 6000
3Com's SuperStack 3 Firewall is designed to protect intranets, extranets and single-site networks from the threats of the Internet. It aims to provide businesses with a complete security solution firewall, virtual private networks and optional content filtering.
Based on a high-performance 10/100Mbps Ethernet platform, the vendor says the SuperStack 3 Firewall is able to deliver firewall throughput between each of its three interfaces-LAN, WAN and DMZ (De-Militarized Zone).
According to 3Com, security functions on the SuperStack 3 Firewall include protection against all known DoS and Distributed DoS hacker attacks, secure remote management, VPN and optional Web Content Filtering.
3Com: 1800 644 606
Funk Software has released an updated version of its Steel-Belted Radius/Service Provider Edition (SBR/SPE). It is a carrier-class RADIUS solution which is designed to incorporate features required by wholesalers and service providers delivering wireless, VPN, broadband and dial-up services to their customers. Features include authenticating users requesting access to the Internet, granting each user an appropriate level of service, and tracking their usage of network resources. The SBR/SPE's reliability features include load balancing, redundancy and scalability. Funk Software products are distributed by inTechnology in Australia.inTechnology Australia: (02) 9913 4100 www.intechnology.com.au