Symantec Announces New Web-Based Secure Remote Access Solution; Symantec Offers Customers Increased Cost Savings and Ease-of-Use with New Clientless VPN Appliance Line.
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CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2004
Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC SYMC Symantec Corporation (stock symbol) ), the world leader in Internet security ''This article or section is being rewritten at
Internet security is the process of protecting data and privacy of devices connected to internet from information robbery, hacking, malware infection and unwanted software. , today announced the Symantec Clientless 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. Gateway 4400 Series. The new appliance line provides customers easy-to-manage, secure remote access to corporate networks. Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway reduces the cost of providing remote access by eliminating the need for IT administrators to install and manage VPN client software deployments. The Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway 4400 Series is scheduled to be available in mid-February.
Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway appliances offer flexible configuration and powerful management options for seamless integration An addition of a new application, routine or device that works smoothly with the existing system. It implies that the new feature or program can be installed and used without problems. Contrast with "transparent," which implies that there is no discernible change after installation. into existing network infrastructures. IT administrators can easily assign access to applications according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. user need or requirements. This allows enterprises to easily roll out secure remote access to meet business objectives and increase efficiency.
"Symantec is providing its customers with a more efficient solution to securely connect employees, customers and business partners without the hassles of managing or deploying VPN client software," said Greg Gotta, vice president, gateway and network security, Symantec Corp. "Unlike other vendors that only offer SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) The leading security protocol on the Internet. Developed by Netscape, SSL is widely used to do two things: to validate the identity of a Web site and to create an encrypted connection for sending credit card and other personal data. VPN and optional capabilities, Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway provides all the features and flexibility of traditional VPN technology without the need to plan and budget for add-on features."
Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway includes a base license that allows remote users to securely access both web-enabled and non-web-enabled applications from virtually anywhere. Reading email, accessing applications, downloading files or using Web applications is as simple and familiar as surfing the Web or as using the target applications when in the office.
All network communications are protected with strong banking-grade encryption. The Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway appliance is an application-level reverse proxy See reverse proxy cache. that is built using Symantec's field-tested security technology. This technology helps customers eliminate the most common network and operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. security vulnerabilities such as worms, viruses and Trojan horses It may never be fully completed or, depending on its its nature, it may be that it can never be completed. However, new and revised entries in the list are always welcome.
Licensing and Availability
In order to accommodate varying business needs, the Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway 4400 Series will be offered in two different models (4420 and 4460), starting at an estimated retail price of $9495. The two models enable customers to purchase appliances that offer a maximum number of concurrent sessions that best meets their corporate needs. The base price includes one year of telephone support, advanced replacement and upgrade insurance.
Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway offers comprehensive features needed to provide secure remote access at an affordable price. The base model of the appliance includes features such as native application support, granular administration and access controls, and mobile device access capability.
Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway 4400 Series is scheduled to be available in mid-February through Symantec's worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organizations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Symantec at https://partnernet.symantec.com/internet/locator/Locator01.asp.
Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company is a leading provider of client, gateway and server security solutions for virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection See IDS and IPS. , Internet content and e-mail filtering Email filtering is the processing of e-mail to organize it according to specified criteria. Most often this refers to the automatic processing of incoming messages, but the term also applies to the intervention of human intelligence in addition to artificial intelligence, and to , remote management technologies and security services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the to enterprises and service providers around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 38 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.
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