Enterasys Extends Security Router Line
New models aimed at large branch offices and regional offices for larger enterprises.Enterasys Networks Inc. next week will extend its unique line of integrated router/network security devices with several new models aimed at large branch offices and regional offices for larger enterprises. The four new models Enterasys is adding to its XSR Security Router line extend the integrated IP routing with firewall and Virtual Private Network devices beyond the small branch office that existing XSR Security Routers target. The Andover, Mass., company believes that by integrating IP routing with policy-controlled firewall technology and VPN hardware acceleration integrated in application specific integrated circuit chips on the router motherboard, it can provide higher performance at a lower cost with simplified administration for remote site networking.
"Any vulnerability of a remote network node threatens resources at that location and makes the entire enterprise vulnerable. When companies have to deploy standalone firewalls and VPN tunnel servers at remote locations, they are left with multiple devices each with its own management interface. How to control those from a corporate data center becomes an issue," described Ben McLeod, director of product marketing at Enterasys in Andover, Mass.