What's new from: NetScreen, Netgear, WatchGuard, Symantec, Aventail, FortiGate, Network Box

What's new from: NetScreen, Netgear, WatchGuard, Symantec, Aventail, FortiGate, Network Box

NetScreen Remote Access 500

Juniper Networks has released the NetScreen Remote Access 500, an SSL VPN solution for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market. It provides SMEs with a secure, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solution for remote employees to access corporate networks. Contrary to legacy client-based remote access technologies, the NetScreen Remote Access 500 series used SSL-based transport to provide secure remote access via any Web browser without the need for client software distribution, maintenance and support, the company said. The NetScreen Remote Access 500 series products are delivered in a purpose-built appliance and eliminate the need to harden servers or make changes to existing infrastructure, resulting in a cost-effective, secure, remote access solution that is easy for customers to deploy and simple for end-users to operate. The product is distributed in Australia by Alstom IT and Channelworx.

RRP: For Australian prices, visit

Netgear FVS328

Netgear has rolled out the FVS328 ProSafe VPN Firewall with Dial Back-up. The router's built-in serial port for dial-up access gives connection insurance so businesses can maintain operation even if their broadband Internet connection fails, according to the company. The solution lets users retain an analog or ISDN modem for emergency backup and also provides a migration path from analog and ISDN to broadband. Packed with multidimensional security features, the firewall furnishes URL keyword content filtering, logging, reporting and real-time alerts. It supports up to 50 IPSec VPN tunnels simultaneously, reducing business operating costs and improving network security. The product is distributed in Australia by BMS, Express Data, J Mills, Synnex, Tech Pacific, TecVic and Tecksel.

RRP: $429

WatchGuard Firebox X Edge

WatchGuard Technologies has extended its Firebox X line of integrated security appliances to address the needs of remote offices, telecommuters and small businesses with the launch of the Firebox X Edge line. Firebox X Edge appliances were designed to provide small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with commercial-class security at the furthest points of the network at an affordable price point, the company said. When the Firebox X Edge is used in combination with a Firebox X appliance located at a central site, customers get comprehensive central management and monitoring capabilities at no extra charge.The Firebox X Edge line offered higher throughput, more VPN tunnels and more network interfaces, the company said. It delivered firewall, VPN, wireless security, Web filtering and managed desktop AV capabilities in a single integrated solution. The line is designed to interoperate with Firebox X appliances located at a central site for network protection across a geographically-distributed organisation. Using WatchGuard System Manager (WSM) with Firebox X and Firebox X Edge appliances, network administrators can monitor and manage all traffic on the extended network (including central office, telecommuters and remote users) in real time through a common management console designed for intuitive operation. Every Firebox X appliance comes bundled with a four-device WSM license, so SMEs with multiple offices or remote users can manage security from a central location without incurring additional costs. Firebox X Edge is available in three different models, both wired and wireless, with varying levels of capacity and performance: Firebox X5 / X5w, Firebox X15 / X15w and Firebox X50 / X50w. Wired models are available through WatchGuard resellers worldwide and wireless models are expected to be available in Q4. The product is distributed in Australia by Firewall Systems.

RRP: Firebox X5, $850; Firebox X50, $1540

Symantec security solutions

Symantec has launched its latest line of consumer and home office Internet security solutions, which feature enhanced levels of protection designed to address the newest and most rampant online threats. Led by Symantec's integrated security and privacy protection suite, Norton Internet Security 2005, the new line of comprehensive solutions will also include core protection point products - Norton AntiVirus 2005, Norton Personal Firewall 2005 and Norton AntiSpam 2005. Norton AntiVirus 2005 will provide further automatic protection against blended threats such as Sasser, MyDoom and Blaster with exclusive new Internet worm protection technology. Norton Personal Firewall 2005 and Norton AntiSpam 2005 will each offer enhanced features for added defence against fraud and certain types of phishing scams, the company said. Norton Internet Security 2005 will integrate Symantec's three core protection point products, and will incorporate Parental Controls, a Web content filtering solution, along with a new Outbreak Alert feature. The products are distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific and Express Data.

RRP: Norton AntiVirus 2005 and Norton Personal Firewall 2005, $99.95; Norton AntiSpam 2005, $79.95; Norton Internet Security 2005, $149.95

Aventail EX-750

Aventail has introduced its new EX-750, the latest SSL VPN appliance tailored for small- to mid-size com­panies or departments with up to 50 concurrent users. The Aventail EX-750 is a full-featured, clientless SSL VPN appliance, providing anywhere access to a wide range of applications, while ensuring security, ease of use, and controlled costs. The EX-750 is built on Aventail's Anywhere Secure Access Policy (ASAP) Platform, which integrates application access, policy management, and End Point Control (EPC) functions. Aventail's EPC functions include advanced cache cleaning and other data protection and client integrity capabilities. The EX-750 features an intuitive Web-based user interface for administrators to define and manage policy and perform essential management tasks, making it easier to manage and requiring less support from IT staff or vendors. The solution also provides access to a broad range of applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Citrix, and others. In addition to the standard Web-based access, the EX-750 offers optional access methods via Aventail OnDemand, a small downloadable Java agent, for broad application access to client/server applications, and Aventail Connect, a Web-deployed Windows agent, for complete application access with additional network and desktop protection. The Aventail EX-750 is distributed in Australia by Kanbay.

RRP: EX-750 for 25 con­current users with clientless access to Web Applications is $16,060 (Including one-year support/maintenance); EX-750 for 25 concurrent users with all client options - Ondemand, Connect and End Point Control is $29,150 (including one-year support/maintenance).


The FortiGate range of antivirus firewalls provide real-time enterprise level network protection without compromising network performance. Aimed at SOHO, branch office and SMB, the FortiWiFi-60 combines a wireless access point with the complete suite of network security functions. The company is providing an integrated solution supporting network-based antivirus, firewall, content filtering, VPN, intrusion detection and prevention, anti-spam and traffic shaping technologies. The FortiGate-800 Antivirus firewall offers the performance, flexibility, and security necessary to protect today's most demanding large enterprise networks. The product is targeted at the service provider and enterprise environments. The FortiGate-800 can be deployed as a high performance antivirus and content filtering gateway, or as a complete network protection solution leveraging firewall, Antivirus, VPN, and IDP capabilities. The products are distributed in Australia by Lan 1.

RRP: FortiGate-800, $26,425; FortiWiFi-60, $2099

Network Box RG-400

Network Box has released the RG-400 Internet Threat Protection device. The RG-400 combines a full range of security functions, packaged into a single system, which is remotely monitored, maintained, updated and managed 24x7 by Network Box. It includes Stateful Inspection and Application Proxy Firewall, VPN, AntiVirus (unlimited Kaspersky Labs OEM) URL and content filtering (unlimited SurfControl OEM), Antispam, Zero latency IDS and IDP and anti-phishing service. The RG-400 has dual-gigabit-class throughput performance, up to 12 configurable Fast Ethernet interfaces, mirrored hot-swappable hard drives and dual redundant power supplies. It is capable of 600,000 network connections and minimum 10,000 concurrent VPN connections. Network Box handles the onsite systems integration themselves or via their partner network. The product is distributed in Australia by Firewall Systems.

RRP: $28,800 for RG-400 plus additional $28,800 per annum for full managed service provisioning and 24x7 applications updating. Also includes the security consultancy and systems installation services.

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