Gauntlet 6.0 Firewall Supports 64-Bit Solaris 8 Operating Environment to Meet Today’s Mission-Critical High Performance Network Security Demands
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ — PGP Security, a division of Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA), today announced that it has expanded Gauntlet Firewall 6.0 and virtual private networking (VPN) software support to include the 64-bit Solaris(TM) 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) from Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW). This makes PGP Security, with its Gauntlet 6.0 product, one of the first major firewall application providers to fully support the Solaris OE on all of Sun’s hardware platforms, including the recently introduced Netra(TM) T1 and X1 thin servers and the UltraSPARC(TM) III based servers.
Shipping June 15, 2001, 64-bit Gauntlet 6.0 product is a comprehensive integrated firewall and ICSA, IPsec certified VPN software solution that is compatible with existing infrastructures. This highly scalable package delivers a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy, and simple-to-manage offering that can reside at single or multiple locations, making it ideal for small, medium and large networks.
“The Gauntlet 6.0 software’s support of Sun Microsystems 64-bit Solaris Operating Environment is particularly significant to Global Networking and Computing Inc. (GNAC), based in Redwood City, Calif., as it enables us to leverage the latest Netra T1 and X1 thin servers from Sun while deploying Gauntlet Firewall to protect our customer’s network infrastructures,” said Carson Gaspar, security architect at GNAC. “Gauntlet Firewall’s flexible performance and rich functionality has been an excellent solution for us.” The Netra T1 and X1 thin servers, combined with the Solaris 8 OE, deliver reliable capabilities in a compact (1RU), rack-optimized package making it ideal for environments where space is at a premium. These servers are designed to support a range of front-end applications such as caching, web hosting, mail messaging, firewall and authentication.
“Sun(TM) servers have been a key platform for firewalls because of their low total cost of ownership, manageability and ability to scale within one common platform, simplifying service development and reducing time to market,” said Souheil Saliba, director of marketing, Computer Systems, Sun Microsystems, Inc. “The availability of Gauntlet Firewall on the new Netra servers will be a great benefit to our customers by providing them a robust and a more cost-effective security solution to protect their electronic assets.”
“Delivering interoperable solutions to meet real-world customer data protection and privacy needs is our driving focus at PGP Security,” noted Jeff Jones, vice-president of Marketing at PGP Security. “As the number one UNIX(R) operating system (DH Brown Associates, March 2001), the Solaris Operating Environment is a highly secure and scalable platform for e-business application environments. It is strategic to Gauntlet Firewall 6.0 to ensure high-speed, reliable and secure protection of our customer’s invaluable network data. We are confident that Gauntlet Firewall’s support for the Solaris OE exhibits our ongoing commitment to provide customers with a trusted, flexible, and scalable solution to meet the evolving business needs of the Internet economy.”
Pricing and Availability
Introduced in September 2000, PGP Gauntlet Firewall and VPN 6.0 is available with pricing beginning at $3,900.00 (U.S.). PGP Security, a division of Network Associates, is a worldwide leader in products and services focusing on solving privacy and data confidentiality issues, and has a strong history of setting security industry standards. PGP Security’s breadth of security products, including firewall, encryption, intrusion detection, risk assessment and VPN technologies, address the full range of security and privacy issues, anywhere information is transmitted or stored. PGP Security’s products secure over seven million users and include several of the industry’s well-known security brands, including Gauntlet Firewall/VPN, PGP Corporate Desktop Privacy Products, the E-Business Server family of products, CyberCop Scanner, and PGP e-ppliances/VPN. PGP Security’s COVERT research team identifies and works to resolve serious vulnerabilities before attackers are able to exploit them. The findings are incorporated into the product offerings, ensuring protection from the latest vulnerabilities. For more information and software evaluations, visit http://www.pgp.com .
About Network Associates
With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-businesses. Network Associates is comprised of four business units: McAfee, delivering world class anti-virus products; PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion detection, and encryption products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network and application management; and Magic Solutions, providing web-based service desk solutions. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at http://www.nai.com .
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