Cyberguard has recently released a new line of security appliance firewalls suitable for the small or branch office. The Cyberguard LX series carries high levels of independent security certifications such as the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4), ITSEC E3 and Firewall Checkmark. Cyberguard's integrated virtual private network is also a standard in the LX appliance. Cyberguard LX5 retails for $12,276 (including GST) and is available from Blue Sky Industries (02) 9906 5033.www.bluesky.com.au.
Kensington Slim MicroSaver
The theft of notebooks has often led to leaks of sensitive information. Kensington's Slim MicroSaver is a cable lock designed to deter the theft of thin laptop computers, and prevent thieves from being able to use a stolen machine. It is based on the original MicroSaver cable lock product developed by the Kensington Technology Group, with a slimmer design and a smaller locking barrel, giving thieves a hard time trying to pick the lock. The slim design also allows the notebook computer to lay flat without blocking any ports or buttons on the computer. The Slim MicroSaver retails for $99.95 and is available from Ingram Micro 1300 653 333.www.kensington.com.
SonicWALL has released a new set of Internet security appliances it claims to be of the highest-performance throughput yet. The appliances feature an ICSA-certified packet-inspection firewall, measures for the prevention of denial-of-service attacks and Internet content filtering. Enhancements to the line of SonicWALL appliances are focused on more memory, the capacity for more concurrent connections and high availability. The products support a range of add-ons such as virtual private networks, network antivirus products, enhanced Web content filtering, and authentication for the use of digital certificates. The SOHO3 product is specifically targeted at small businesses and branch offices. The SonicWALLrom range retails from $2300 for a 10-user licence and is available from Tecksel (02) 9648 5711 and Lan 1 (02) 9319 6411.www.sonicwall.com.
The Netscreen 200 series family of products are Internet appliances aimed at meeting the security needs of medium-to-large sites and service providers. The new series is focused on higher port density and higher performance, with a new operating system that supports network segmentation. The Netscreen 204 (pictured) has four 10/100 Ethernet ports and delivers 400Mbps (firewall) and 200Mbps (VPN) performance. The product is claimed to have the capacity of handling 128,000 concurrent sessions and over 10,000 new sessions per second as protection against the strongest of denial-of-service attacks. The Netscreen 200 series retails from $25,000 (excluding GST) and is available from Channelworx (03) 9865 9022 and Digital Networks Australia (02) 9437 5177.www.netscreen.com