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PRODUCTS ROUND-UP: The latest from SonicWall, WD, Netgear and Transcend

PRODUCTS ROUND-UP: The latest from SonicWall, WD, Netgear and Transcend

Memory cards, Push2TV adapter, hard drive, firmware

SonicWall releases SSL VPN 5.5 firmware

Network security and data protection solution provider, SonicWall, has released a new product for its Secure Remote Access (SRA) series – the SSL VPN 5.5 firmware.

The SSL VPN 5.5 firmware includes spike licensing, allowing network administrators to increase access capacity in emergencies, while offering secure and protected remote use.

It scans web traffic for credit card and social security number information, while monitoring normal and irregular use to prevent security breaches. It also operates on two-factor authentication, including one-time-passwords (OTP).

Sonic Wall country manager A/NZ, Sandeep Joshi, said, “As workforces become increasingly mobile, employees expect the same network functionality and network access in the office and on the road.”

The release offers features which continue to transform Web Application Firewall (WAF) technology, particularly assisting SMBs in meeting PCI compliance requirements and deploying outbound Data Loss Prevention (DLP).

The SonicWall Aventail Spike License Pack is an add-on license that increases remote user capacity within corporate networks, allowing temporary access in disaster or high-demand situations. The 10-day license includes cookie tampering protection, PCI compliance report generation, and application profiling.

The SonicWall SRA series is compatible with numerous fixed and mobile operating systems. These include Windows, MacOS, Linux, Windows Mobile, Apple iOS, and Google Android.

The SSL VPN 5.5 firmware is now available for the SonicWall SRA 1200, SRA 4200 and SRA Virtual Appliance SSL VPNs.

WD 1TB HDD hard drive designed for mainstream notebooks

Western Digital has increased portable computing capacity with the release of their 1TB Scorpio Blue 9.5mm, 2.5-inch mobile hard drive for mainstream notebook computers.

The hard drive utilises 500GB-per-platter areal density in the industry-standard two-platter form factor.

Western Digital client storage vice-president, Matt Rutledge, said, “Mobile users no longer need to choose maximum capacity over thin and light.”

The hard drive is rugged, using WD’s ShockGuard technology to protect it. It offers low power consumption, with power management features that optimise the way the drive seeks data. It aims to provide silent performance, and is compatible with a multitude of platforms.

The WD Scorpio Blue 1TB hard drive is available for $149 ($NZ206) and includes a three-year limited warranty.

Netgear launches second generation Push2TV adapter

Netgear is enhancing home entertainment with its Push2TV HD TV Adapter, which enables simple content streaming from computers and laptops to TV.

With the growing popularity of file and content sharing, consumers are looking for easier ways to view content at home. Netgear’s second generation adapter allows users to stream movies, photos, and music from compatible laptops to 1080p HD televisions.

The solution uses dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity technology to reproduce 30 frames-per-second wirelessly, ensuring clear picture quality by minimising interference.

The adapter also contains an ‘extend mode’ enabling users to use their laptops, while simultaneously streaming other content on the TV.

The Netgear Push2TV Adapter (PTV2000) is available for $149.

Transcend add JetFlash 700 to 3.0 portfolio

Transcend Information has expanded its USB 3.0 portfolio with the JetFlash 700, a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drive.

Designed for durability and speed, the JetFlash 700 contains ultrasonic welding technology, serving as an entry-level product which offers easy access and transfer of digital content.

The backwards compatible device includes the functional Transcend Elite data management software for easy data backup, recovery and synchronisation.

The JetFlash 700 can also be used as a password storage system, acting as a key to automatically log into email and website accounts.

It is available in Australia in 8GB for $44.95, 16GB for $69.95, and 32GB for $129.95.

The company is also is speeding up data transfer with the introduction of its RDF8.

The multi-card reader utilises SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0, enabling rapid data transfer between devices and making it suitable for photography and film producers.

The backwards compatible reader supports ultra high speed card formats – including SDHC UHS-1, SDXC UHS-1, UDMA6/UDMA7 CF and MSXC. When paired with these, it is capable of transferring 1GB in less than 12 seconds as a result of USB 3.0’s increased bandwidth.

To prevent data loss, the RDF8 comes with a complimentary download of Transcend RecoveRx software. The program is able to restore any lost or damaged digital files from various Transcend memory cards.

With an aim of exploiting the full potential of next-generation memory cards, the RDF8 comprises of CompactFlash (CF), SDHX/SDXC, M2/microSD, and MS PRO/MSXC/MS DUO card slots.

The Transcend RDF8 is now available for $44.95 and includes a two-year limited warranty.


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