CUPERTINO, Calif. – Oct. 26, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced the Symantec Gateway Security Appliance 400 Series. This comprehensive solution provides firewall, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection, antivirus policy enforcement, content filtering, virtual private networking (VPN) and gateway networking functionality in a single, easy-to-use appliance designed for remote and branch office sites. In addition, the Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series can function as a standards-based, secure wireless LAN (WLAN) access point. Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series appliances are a key component in achieving information integrity by helping organizations better secure their networks at remote and branch office sites.
With the Symantec Security Management System and the Symantec Event Manager and Advanced Manager for Security Gateways plug-in, Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series appliances offer the appropriate tools to allow enterprise customers to centrally manage hundreds or thousands of appliances via policy-based management. The Symantec Event Manager enables centralized logging, alerting and reporting. In addition, the Symantec Advanced Manager allows IT administrators to define rule sets and manage security policies for hundreds or even thousands of sites through a centralized console. A security manager at a central management console can define multiple groups of 400 Series appliances and, for each group, set a different security policy and configuration that can be automatically applied to all the members of the group.
"Medium and large enterprises typically have many remote or branch offices that must attach to the enterprise network infrastructure to have real-time connectivity to business applications and data," said Greg Gotta, vice president, gateway and network security, Symantec Corp. "With its all-in-one functionality, Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series allows customers to save significant costs by using the Internet to transport traffic from the remote and branch office sites to regional facilities that serve as hubs for the enterprise private network."
Also available for all models is a wireless LAN access point add-on that allows the Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series to function as a standards-based wireless LAN access point. Customers are able to establish highly secure IPsec VPN tunnels from the wireless clients to the gateway. With one of the biggest barriers to the adoption of WLAN technology being security, Symantec now provides customers an effective solution for deploying WLAN technology. Since any device within range can access clients on a WLAN, it is important to allow traffic only from authorized users. The WLAN option on the Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series can be used with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b wireless clients.
Key Product Features
Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series is a security solution that provides comprehensive protection by combining essential security and networking functions:
The Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series consists of multi-function firewall appliances that provide manageable security for remote and branch offices of medium to large enterprises. Designed for ease-of-use, these appliances require little technical expertise to install and operate, but offer advanced security capabilities to handle remote and branch office needs. Customers can also gain cost savings by utilizing the included VPN feature to create secure connections, rather than using expensive leased lines.
Licensing and Availability
In order to accommodate varying performance needs and port configurations, the Symantec Gateway Security Appliance 400 Series will be offered in four different models (420, 440, 460 and 460R). Customers will receive 90-days of telephone support, one year of hardware warranty and firmware updates via LiveUpdate.
In an effort to reduce deployment overhead and allow scalable, centralized management out of the box, the base price of each Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series appliance includes an incremental one system license that allows management by the Symantec Event Manager and Advanced Manager for Security Gateways.
Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series is available through Symantec's worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. The Symantec Event Manager and Advanced Manager for Security Gateways media kit is also now available. Organizations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Symantec at https://partnernet.symantec.com/internet/locator/Locator01.asp.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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