The Express Way to Device Management
Configuring security devices is one of the most basic and time-consuming aspects of setting up a protection perimeter around IT assets.Configuring security devices is one of the most basic and time-consuming aspects of setting up a protection perimeter around IT assets. Organizations that rely on NetScreen Technologies Inc.s hardware, including firewalls and IDSes, should check out versions 3.0 of Global Pro Express and Global Pro. In eWeek Labs tests, Global Pro Express reduced the time needed to configure our NetScreen devices from hours to minutes, while virtually wiping out the chance that configuration errors would leave a security exposure. Version 3.0 also includes enhancements for the real-time monitor component that allowed us to view performance statistics for groups of NetScreen devices and VPNs (virtual private networks).
The biggest drawbacks of Global Pro Express and Global Pro (Global Pro Express Internet service provider-oriented sibling based on the same code) are their high prices and NetScreen-only focus. Global Pro Express starts at $5,995 for 25 devices and ranges to $14,995 for 100. Global Pro, which includes reporting features, starts at $19,995 for 100 devices and up to $49,995 for 1,000. Both products are expected to ship this week.