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What's New: product reviews for the week commencing 3 October 2007

SurfControl MailControl

MailControl is an integrated set of on-demand email security solutions; protecting against viruses, spam and unwanted content while delivering lower cost of ownership by reducing direct and indirect productivity costs. It's an on-demand service backed by SLAs so all users get is clean email, but still retain total control as if the service was an in-house solution. Real-time online management tools make it more straightforward to define and enforce security policies. Powerful user self-service and quarantine management tools help relieve the burden on IT administrators. And on-demand statistics and message reporting keep users in control, by helping them understand what's happening on their network. As an on-demand service it also offers unlimited scalability. And with SurfControl's global delivery network of email relays, users are guaranteed an uninterrupted service with no single point of failure.
Distributed by Avnet Technology Solutions
RRP: $3.65 per user for 500 users

FortiNet FortiGate-60B

The FortiGate-60B allows managed security service providers to deliver a wide range of security services to small office locations. Designed to deliver a complete range of security services in an easy to install and maintain appliance, the Forti-Gate-60B offers real-time network protection through the integration of essential security applications and services - including firewall, antivirus, virtual private network (VPN), intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-spam, Web content filtering and traffic shaping. Managed security service providers can enable each service individually, or combine features into a low-cost unified threat management solution. All features can be enabled remotely, without the need for a site visit. The appliance features a front-accessible PC card slot that supports 3G wireless PC cards from multiple mobile carriers, ensuring flexibility for rapid deployment. The FortiGate-60B also includes dual WAN interfaces, an integrated analogue modem, six internal interfaces, and one DMZ interface. FortiGate appliances are automatically kept up to date by FortiGuard subscription services providing automatic updates to protect against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, and other threats.
Distributed by Lan 1, WhiteGold Solutions, Distribution Central
RRP: $957

Juniper Networks Netscreen Secure Access 700

The Juniper Networks Netscreen Secure Access 700 (SA 700) SSL VPN appliance provides small to medium enterprises (up to 25 simultaneous users) with a secure, cost-effective way to deploy remote access to the corporate network. The SA 700 is easy to install and eliminates the high cost of installing, configuring, and maintaining client software on every device, significantly reducing the total cost of ownership versus traditional IPSec VPN solutions. Because the SA 700 uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to provide encrypted transport, it enables instant remote access from just a Web browser. This clientless architecture SSL delivery also eliminates the Network Address Translation (NAT) and fi rewall traversal issues encountered with traditional remote access products, allowing remote users reliable and ubiquitous access from external networks such as home or hotels.
Distributed by ChannelWorx and Ingram Micro.
􀂃 RRP: $1540 for the appliance and 15 simultaneous-user license

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 combines Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention to deliver defence against malware such as viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, bots, zero-day threats and rootkits for laptops, desktops and servers. It integrates essential security technologies in a single agent and management console, increasing protection and helping lower total cost of ownership. According to Symantec, it also integrates with essential technologies such as antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall, intrusion prevention and device control, requiring only a single agent that is managed by a single management console. Endpoint Protection 11.0 also enables instant NAC upgrade without additional software deployment for each endpoint and seeks to prevent security outbreaks, thus reducing administrative overhead. Partners can also pitch the software to customers that it lowers the total cost of ownership for endpoint security.
Distributed by Express Data and Ingram Micro.
RRP: $80.63 per user

Trend Micro SecureCloud

SecureCloud is Trend Micro's complete Software-as-a-Service security platform, offering threat protection solutions for small, medium and enterprise businesses. Trend has designed SecureCloud to be fully channel enabled. SecureCloud enables partners to provide a complete range of Software-as-a-Service security applications either as point solutions or as a combination of services managed through a single Web console. The SecureCloud security platform has three dimensions that together create a complete Software-as-a-Service solution - security policy for all types of users that can be managed from a single Web console; protection against threats across email and the Web that includes Web reputation, anti-malware and comprehensive content security; and services that deliver security across all elements of the customer's infrastructure from gateway to desktop. Three distinct Security Applications are available immediately on the SecureCloud Software-as-a-Service security platform: mail Reputation Services, InterScan Messaging Hosted Security and the Botnet Identifi cation Service.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and itX
RRP: Email Reputation Services Advanced for 25 users is $12.77 per user; InterScan Hosted Messaging Security Advanced for 25 users is $47 per user.

3Com AirProtect Wireless IPS

The 3Com AirProtect Wireless IPS extends the protection offered by wired firewall and virtual private network security systems but with a focus on wireless local area networks. These are of increasing importance in a world where the number of mobile workers continues to grow and mobility is extending beyond laptops to include devices such as Wi-Fi phones and other handheld devices. The AirProtect Wireless IPS has been designed to address security threats to corporate information brought on by increasing deployment of Wi-Fi networks. It manages problems caused by deployment of unauthorised Wi-Fi access points that open networks to hackers and exposes information about business operations, customers and products. It continuously scans the airways and provides intrusion prevention against unauthorised Wi-Fi activities. By scanning 62 wireless radio channels, AirProtect Wireless IPS provides denial of service protection against wireless threats and prevents up to 20 simultaneous attacks per AirProtect sensor. The system can also disable all wireless connections, allowing enforcement of "no wireless" policies. It comprises the 3Com AirProtect Engine 6100 and 3Com AirProtect Sensor 5750. The engine itself can support 12 sensors.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and LAN Systems.
RRP: AirProtect Engine 6100 - $14,876; AirProtect Sensor 5750 - $450