Symantec Announces New Version of Award-Winning Firewall/VPN Appliance
VelociRaptor Provides Customers with Cost-Effective Security Options to Meet Various Capacity Needs
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 13, 2001-Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced a new version of its VelociRaptor firewall and virtual private network (VPN) appliance. Designed for customers who value ease-of-use and security at a reasonable price, VelociRaptor provides an integrated hardware and software firewall/VPN appliance. Symantec's new version of VelociRaptor offers restructured licensing and three capacity models to provide users with a complete firewall and VPN solution suitable for their specific business needs.
The appliance is now available in three models to provide cost-effective options for customers: model 500, model 700 and model 1000. Symantec VelociRaptor model 500 is suitable for protecting networks of up to fifty nodes. VelociRaptor model 700 comes with an unlimited node license and is designed for protecting networks of up to T3 speed. VelociRaptor model 1000 also ships with an unlimited node license and is intended for securing networks of up to fast Ethernet speed.
"Small and medium businesses, ISPs and branch offices of large corporations often don't have the dedicated security resources of larger businesses, although they still require a high level of network security," said Barry Cioe, director of product management at Symantec. "Symantec VelociRaptor's small footprint, remote management and plug-and-protect functionality, make it ideal for customers who require industrial strength protection, but want the ease-of-use of an appliance."
Symantec VelociRaptor, a key part of Symantec Enterprise Security, delivers an unparalleled combination of security and performance with enterprise-class data inspection capabilities. Named as Network Magazine's Product of the Year in the firewall category earlier this year, the appliance enables customers to control information entering and leaving the network in an easy-to-use plug-and-protect unit. VelociRaptor incorporates full data inspection technology that filters traffic and integrates application level proxies, network circuit analysis and packet filtering into the gateway security architecture.
Symantec Enterprise Security
Symantec Enterprise Security provides any size organization with the technology, global response and services necessary to manage its information security. Symantec's comprehensive solution offers best-of-breed products to protect gateways, servers, and clients with virus protection, firewall security, virtual private networks, intrusion detection and vulnerability management. Customers benefit from Symantec's global network of researchers that provide customers with around-the-clock, immediate response to any new security-related attacks. Symantec Enterprise Security customers are also supported by one of the largest professional security organizations in the world, offering security consulting, security education and managed security services. For more information, please visit Symantec's enterprise Web site at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/.
Pricing and Availability
Symantec's latest offering is priced to fit the security needs of businesses of all sizes. VelociRaptor model 500 is available at a suggested retail price of $3,955 for a block of fifty protected nodes. For larger businesses or branch offices with communication lines up to T3, VelociRaptor model 700 is available at a suggested retail price of $9,955. Finally, VelociRaptor model 1000 is available at a suggested retail price of $14,955. VelociRaptor includes Symantec's Enterprise VPN, which provides site-to-site VPN support. An optional upgrade to full VPN support includes free RaptorMobile clients, which incorporates a personal firewall, extending protection to remote and mobile workers. Symantec VelociRaptor is available through Symantec's worldwide network of distributors and resellers. For additional product information call (800) 745-6054 or visit www.symantec.com.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 37 countries. For more information, please visit
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