Cyberguard has placed itself firmly in the mid-market space with the release of its SG710 firewall/VPN appliance. The product targets SMEs and branch-offices with multi-megabit throughput, four Ethernet ports and optional two gigabit ports. It also provides session load balancing capabilities and has the capacity to connect hundreds of mobile and PC users. The SG710's Snort-based intrusion detection system adds an extra security layer by detecting and alerting administrators to any attacks. It is available from Techplus Distribution.