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Connectivity briefs: eSec, Ingram, Agilent

Connectivity briefs: eSec, Ingram, Agilent

eSec guru joins SANS

Dean White, a security analyst with ASX-listed eSec, has become the second person ever from outside the US to be appointed to the prestigious System Administration, Networking and Security Institute's (SANS) GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) Advisory Board. White has been elected to vice chair of the Advisory Board where he will support and guide the direction of the SANS GIAC training program. The program also provides a formal means of testing the skills of security professionals through the use of practical assignments and examinations.

Ingram's new appointment

Ingram Micro has joined LAN Systems, Dovetail Distribution and Firewall Systems as a distributor of WatchGuard Technologies. The firewall manufacturer has ramped up its distribution in an attempt to drive additional sales through the channel. WatchGuard officials cited Ingram's focus and expertise as the reason for the distributor's appointment, as well as Ingram's newly established Enterprise Systems division, which contains dedicated WatchGuard staff. Ingram has been active in extending global distribution agreements it has with vendors in the US and Europe. The move follows the recent appointment of Ingram as a Computer Associates distributor.

Agilent's router tester

Agilent Technologies has unveiled the RouterTester 900, a unit designed to validate the performance of multi-protocol label switching implementations. The RouterTester 900 includes a four-slot chassis and modules to perform tests on ATM, packet over SONET and 10/100Mbps Ethernet networks. Agilent says that up to 1000 routing sessions and 50,000 multi-protocol label switching tunnels can be tested on each port. In addition, the company claims that more than 2000 independently controlled traffic streams can be generated and analysed by each port. One PC can control up to 60 chassis, and performance measurements, such as latency, are synchronised to 10 nanoseconds.


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