Symantec unveils new Gateway Security series

Symantec has rolled out a new security platform built to provide medium enterprises with scalable throughput, built-in hardware redundancy and integrated, optional high availability and load balancing.

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By  Caroline Denslow Published  September 4, 2005

Symantec has rolled out a new security platform built to provide medium enterprises with scalable throughput, built-in hardware redundancy and integrated, optional high availability and load balancing. The Gateway Security 5600 Series, a set of third-generation multi-gigabit integrated security appliances, provides seven security functions, such as anti-spam, antivirus, full-inspection firewall, intrusion prevention and intrusion detection. “As internet threats continue to exploit multiple attack vectors, Symantec is positioned to help customers solve their security problems by offering proactive integrated solutions based on layered security technologies, providing the protection needed today,” said Greg Gotta, vice president, product delivery, Symantec. “Symantec Gateway Security 5600 Series helps ensure a continuously available network infrastructure for mission-critical business communication.” The new security platform provides clientless virtual private network (VPN) connections based on secure socket layer (SSL) communications. By eliminating the need to install client software on mobile machines, the cost to implement and maintain remote secured connectivity is reduced, the company claimed. It also extends its support for URL-based list filters with Symantec’s patented Dynamic Document Review (DDR) technology. DDR prevents employees from accessing objectionable content by allowing administrators to define context sensitive word relationships. Symantec Gateway Security 5600 Series offers client compliance functionality that allows customers to enforce policies over systems connecting remotely via IPSec or Clientless SSL VPN. Prior to allowing access to a trusted network, remote users’ systems are scanned to determine if the appropriate Symantec antivirus software is in place and virus definitions are up-to-date.

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