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.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:
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.