Windows Firewall Squeezes into USB Key
Yoggie Security Systems has squeezed a complete hardware firewall for Windows systems into a USB key sized form-factor.Yoggie Security Systems has squeezed a complete hardware firewall for Windows systems into a USB key sized form-factor. The "Yoggie Pico" runs Linux 2.6 along with 13 security applications on a 520MHz PXA270, a powerful Intel processor popular in smartphones and other high-end consumer devices. The Yoggie Pico is a spectacularly miniaturized version of the companys original Yoggie Gatekeeper product (pictured at left), which shipped nine months ago and is also based on the Intel PXA270 processor. Both products aim to offload firewall functions to a separate device, in order to increase security and performance of the host PC, and save users from confusing security-related pop-up messages. CEO Schlomo Touboul explains, "Internet security software running on Windows takes a lot of time to boot, and uses a lot of CPU to scan. It gets fatter and fatter with every update, and as a result, the Windows machine gets slower and slower. The idea of Yoggie is, Lets have a second computer, and screen traffic before it reaches the PC."
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