To address the challenges of security, performance, and management within data centers, Nortel Networks has developed a next-generation security architecture called the Nortel Open Security Architecture (OSA). OSA is a new paradigm for ultra-high-throughput security with unmatched scalability and flexibility. It combines the performance of wire-speed switching with the sophistication found in best-of-class security software solutions.
The first product released using this new architecture is the Nortel Networks Alteon Switched Firewall. The Alteon Switched Firewall, integrating Check Point FireWall-1 Next Generation, is specifically designed to provide a total solution that allows you to ensure high levels of security without giving up the data center performance that is truly critical to business success. The Alteon Switched Firewall optimizes capital investment by providing what we call “high-performance security” at a significantly lower cost than traditional solutions that require multiple firewalls. All this comes in a highly flexible solution that is easy to integrate into existing data centers.
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