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By Dennis Fisher  |  Posted 2003-04-14 Print this article Print

The main difference in the B series boxes, aside from the jump to 2000 Mbps, is the inclusion of denial-of-service protection and inline network protection. The C series boxes are the ones that ISS officials believe will change the way that enterprises buy security software and hardware. All of the C series appliances will include a stateful packet filter firewall, a VPN gateway, spam and content filters, gateway anti-virus protection and a DHCP server.
Over time, ISS hopes customers will stop buying separate AV software, firewalls and IDS and begin installing its all-in-one boxes. This is not a new idea by any means. Numerous companies, including Symantec Corp. and Crossbeam, are pursuing similar strategies, albeit with somewhat different appliances.
However, ISS executives say theyre relying on the companys technology and intelligence from its X-Force research team to win customers over. "The market has shown its not really interested in putting a bunch of disparate technologies into an appliance and calling it unified security," an ISS spokesman said. The A201 and A604 are both available now, starting at $9,995. The B series will hit the market in the third quarter and the C series will appear in the fourth quarter. Latest Security News:


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