In small-office broadband hardware news, Netgear has announced its cable/DSL security router. The RO318 includes eight 10/100 Ethernet ports and a cable/DSL port. More secure than plain vanilla network address translation (NAT) routers, the RO318 includes a Stateful Packet Inspection firewall, VPN pass-through, Web content filtering, and management features.
Filanet has announced Version 1.5 of its InterJak 200 Internet service appliance. It now includes a built-in DSL or ISDN modem, and content filtering, network monitoring, traffic shaping and network printing. The cost is US$645.
For home offices, Asante Technologies has announced a NAT router with a built-in wireless LAN interface. The FriendlyNET FR3002AL-1PC includes a two-port Fast Ethernet switch that lets two computers share a broadband connection via wired 10/100 Ethernet and one AeroLAN Wireless Module for connecting multiple systems via 802.11b. Asant's product is priced at $350.