Filanet Ushers In New Era in Network Connectivity for Small and Medium Businesses with the Introduction of the InterJak 100 Internet Service Appliance.Business/Technology Editors
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2000
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Filanet Corporation, www.filanet.com, announced today the InterJak 100 Internet service appliance enabling small and medium businesses to have the power of a big company network with one simple device. The InterJak 100 frees the small and medium businesses from the burden of installing and maintaining a complicated IT infrastructure by enabling users to easily share network services and the Internet access mode of their choice. Service providers, who are shifting toward fully managed service solutions, can now address the growing IT needs of small and medium businesses by installing the InterJak 100 at customer sites and will be able to address emerging needs with remotely enabled features.
The InterJak 100 Internet service appliance is built from the ground up to be extensible in both hardware and software utilizing a Filanet engineered ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. and embedded microLinux. The InterJak 100 will include dual USB ports that enable instant Plug and Play capabilities with printers or hard drives and USB modem A modem that plugs into the USB port of a computer. It typically refers to a V.92 analog modem, but might refer to a DSL modem. See USB, V.92 and DSL. support for V.90, ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. , or DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary Internet connections. In addition, dual 10/100 Ethernet ports can be used for internal Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. and optional WAN connectivity. Filanet developed the InterJak 100 with three core differentiators:
-- The InterJak 100 delivers a full suite of services for secure remote management, including VPN/firewall, address translation, encrypted web access, telnet, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc. , email alerts and system monitoring A System Monitor (SM) is a process within a distributed system for collecting and storing state data.
There are many issues involved with designing and implementing a system monitor. tools. End users can easily install the InterJak 100 which is then configured, maintained and updated remotely by service providers.
-- Filanet internally designed a custom ASIC A redundant reference to an ASIC chip. ASICs are already customized for a specific use. See ASIC. for the InterJak 100 that manages throughput and offloads the CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. delivering high performance and a high reliability design. With this solid state design, the InterJak is far more reliable than products that rely on internal hard drives with moving parts Moving parts are the components of a device that undergo continuous or frequent motion, most commonly rotation. "Parts" only include the mechanical components which does not include fuel, or any other gas or liquid. .
-- Since the needs of the small and medium business market continue to evolve, the InterJak 100 offers service expandability by using embedded Linux, an open source operating system with a powerful developer community. With Linux, additional service modules can be added to the InterJak based on customer needs and deployed remotely without requiring end user technical knowledge
Service providers seeking to enhance their service offerings can install the InterJak 100 at their customer's premise to securely and remotely deliver and manage value added Value Added
The enhancement a company gives its product or service before offering the product to customers.
This can either increase the products price or value. services such as IP routing or file and print serving. As the IT needs of small and medium businesses evolve, service providers can instantly "turn on" new service options with the use of software keys provided by Filanet. The InterJak 100 allows service providers to differentiate their offering by continually expanding their service portfolio and providing customers with more networking features while avoiding the costs of a customer site visit.
According to Dore Rosenblum, VP of Marketing for Filanet, "The InterJak 100 provides small and medium businesses with a tool to not only access the Internet, but also a base for additional network application support for future business needs. Having one product that combines all of these services is a vast improvement over existing solutions, which entail tying together multiple products from different vendors. Small businesses don't have the time to worry about IT management."
"Small business users are increasingly deploying networks within their work environment to provide Internet connectivity and enable multiple computer/ peripheral connectivity," says Jack Gold, Vice President, Pervasive Computing with META Group. "However, although their needs are often sophisticated, unlike their large company office brethren, they require appliance-like devices (plug in and play), as there is typically no technical resource to get complicated networks up, running and maintained. The market for such appliance-like network servers will grow dramatically over the next 2-3 years."
InterJak 100 Internet Service Appliance Features
IP Routing - Static and dynamic routing protocols for scalable Internet access
Firewall - Flexible rules-based firewall for protection from outside hackers
Address translation - Network Address Port Translation (NAPT NAPT National Association for Poetry Therapy.
n.pr See National Association of Poetry Therapy. ) and Multi-NAT for efficient shared Internet access
Address services - DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Software that automatically assigns temporary IP addresses to client stations logging into an IP network. It eliminates having to manually assign permanent "static" IP addresses. DHCP software runs in servers and routers. client and server for flexible IP address management
VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. - Standards-based IPSec DES / 3DES VPN, PPTP/MPPE server support for secure remote communication
Network attached storage and printing - Hot plugged USB hard drives and printers for simple file and print sharing
Flexible Management - Encrypted web-based management, Telnet, and SNMP support for complete remote management
Pricing and Availability
The InterJak 100 will be available to customers in December 2000 at a suggested list price of $595. Filanet is partnering with service providers to deliver the InterJak 100 to a broad range of small and medium businesses around the world. A leasing option is also available for authorized resellers beginning at $25 per month.
Founded in 1998, Filanet Corporation develops and markets Internet service appliances for small and medium business environments. Based on a custom ASIC and an enhanced version of MicroLinux, Filanet-designed high-reliability Internet Service Appliances enable the remote delivery of information technology, Internet and services to small and medium business sites. Filanet received initial funding from Weiss, Peck & Greer, now Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Stanford University and a number of private investors. In December 1999, a second round of funding was secured from both the initial investors and several new investors including Canaan Partners, Advent International and Ricoh Silicon Valley. For further information, visit Filanet's World Wide Web site at www.filanet.com.
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