Making DSL Safe for Masses

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2000-12-18

Nortel Networks Corp., of Brampton, Ontario, is rolling out a broadband service node to make digital subscriber lines more attractive to a wider market by enabling security features, including network-based firewalls and business-class virtual private networks.

The Shasta 5000 Broadband Service Node allows access providers to offer value-added IP services and allows enterprise customers more control over their networks.

"We basically have moved security from a Fortune 500 solution to a mass-market solution," said Joe Hickey, vice president and general manager of IP services at Nortel.

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