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Intel release virtual private networking products

The boom in ASPs, ISPs and other service providers has created a demand for secure, cost effective networking - Intel thinks it has the answer with Netstructure VPN equipment.

Intel has released a new range of intelligent virtual private networking (VPN) products which can provide secure, and cheaper, remote connections for business users.

The VPN products are part of Intel’s Netstructure range, which is designed for use by corporations, web hosting companies and other service providers that offer managed Internet services.

The Netstructure range is aimed to provide scalable networking equipment that allows companies to set up VPNs. The worldwide market for VPN equipment is set to boom from $1.2 billion this year to $3.7 billion by 2004, according to Infonetics Research, due to the increased demand for secure connections at a cheaper cost than through a leased line. VPNs provide secure connections through encrypted tunnels that carry data over the public internet.

“To succeed in today’s highly competitive e-business marketplace, service providers are demanding unparalleled cost savings, integrity and performance, whereas corporations want ubiquitous and secure access for their employees, customers and partners,” said John Miner, vice president for Intel communications product group. “Intel’s Netstructure VPN products deliver the high performance, density and security and affordability that service providers need to offer their corporate clients.”

The range includes ICSA firewall, unlimited remote clients, BlackICE Defender personal firewall, all fully compliant with the IPSec 1.1 standard. The VPN gateways can deliver up to 95Mbps of throughput over 10,000 simultaneous tunnels. Delivery and management of services is handled with the VPN management suite, which includes security reporting functions, and centralised client deployment tools.

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