ServGate Unveils Global Manager, an EdgeForce Integrated Management and Monitoring Console

ServGate Technologies today announced the general availability of ServGate Global Manager(tm) (SGM), a fully integrated management platform featuring robust configuration, logging and real-time monitoring functionality requisite to effectively manage large-scale EdgeForce® installations.

ServGate Global Manager eases implementation tasks, reduces costs and ensures that a common security policy is in use at each location secured by EdgeForce. Uniform security policies eliminate potential inconsistencies associated with individual security server configurations. By fully integrating device configuration and monitoring functions into a single software console, SGM obviates the need for complicated installation of additional hardware and expensive database licenses.

“With an ever widening gap between the plethora of network edges that must be secured and the resources and expertise to globally manage them, a central control and command panel such as ServGate Global Manager makes it possible for distributed enterprises and forward-looking solutions providers to gain greater adaptability from their security devices,” said David Balcar, president of Houston-based Network Design and Integration, a leading provider of security services. “ServGate Global Manager adds a new dimension to our ability to manage the full context of today’s modern threat environment by integrating a universal security management tool with a dynamic network protection platform.”

The key advantages of Global Manager, designed and developed by ServGate, allow customers to leverage the capabilities of EdgeForce platform’s unique, integrated functionality on a wider scale than ever before. They include:

— Tightened Security, Decreased Costs: Deploying SGM universal security templates across an organization eases implementation tasks, reduces costs and ensures that a common security guideline is in use at each location. Globally managing a multi-unit deployment reduces the time and resources associated with individually configuring each unit.

— Easy Site-to-site VPN: SGM simplifies the deployment of site-to-site VPNs with its custom-built VPN wizard that allows a network administrator to create a secure site-to-site VPN link with only two clicks. Further, the integrated Syslog server facilitates reporting and remote management across multiple units. Site-to-site VPN topologies dramatically reduce costs typically associated with private networks compared to the public Internet, which is much more cost beneficial than Frame Relay or dial-up.

— Managed Security Services: Value-added resellers, ISPs and consultants can utilise SGM to provide highly profitable managed security services for their clients that also enable service annuities such as on-demand security, managed firewall/VPN and security incident management. And unlike competitor management servers that require many months and six-figure budgets to deploy, solutions providers can rapidly initiate new business models by deploying SGM in less than a day running on any computer system without specialised staff.

ServGate is the developer of the world’s leading modular security system, the EdgeForce platform, offering McAfee-based spam and virus screening applications in addition to URL filtering by SurfControl, attack protection, web caching, firewall and VPN services. EdgeForce platforms also uniquely perform Full Context Inspection, which provides the deepest level of blended protection possible in a security device by analysing entire elements of network traffic, while performing content filtering services such as virus and spam screening at the application layer. The EdgeForce platform’s pioneering modular architecture enables new services modules and performance upgrades to be activated on all EdgeForce systems, enabling them to scale with the growth of the customer’s business and network needs, and adapt to the volatility of the shifting threat environment.

“ServGate is gaining significant worldwide market acceptance for its Full Context security strategy from small businesses increasingly spreading out with multiple remotes sites, and large organisations seeking greater operational efficiencies and conformity of security policies in numerous far-flung locations,” said Atchison Frazer, vice president, corporate marketing, ServGate. “Global Manager enables progressive solutions providers to deliver managed security services for these customers while providing visibility to managing and protecting the many endpoints in the modern extended enterprise.”

Pricing and Availability

ServGate Global Manager is generally available now to customers through authorised distributors and resellers worldwide; ordering information is available via, ServGate’s multi-purpose portal providing product support, license management, and marketing services to end users and solutions providers. Pricing varies depending on EdgeForce configuration and geographic region (contact an authorised ServGate reseller for details).

About ServGate

ServGate is the leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms for small and medium businesses and the distributed enterprise. EdgeForce systems consolidate in a single hardware platform multiple security services — including virus, spam and URL filtering, attack protection, web caching, firewall, VPN and more — in a modular and scalable format, reducing the cost and complexity associated with sourcing, implementing and maintaining disparate security applications from multiple vendors. ServGate’s Full Context Inspection technology provides the deepest level of blended protection possible in a security device by analysing and screening the entire components of network traffic. ServGate’s corporate headquarters are located in Milpitas, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information about ServGate, call 408-635-8400 or visit

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