AppGate is revamping their product line by changing to Sun’s Sun Fire x64 servers for increased speed and flexibility

The new x64 (x86, 64-bit) systems, including the Sun Fire(TM) X4100 and Sun Fire X4200 servers focus on high throughput and flexibility and will benefit customers that are looking to deploy AppGate systems to improve on internal security or have a large number of simultaneous users.

“We are facing increasing demand for our products, especially in the internal security environment, where thousands of users reach protected applications through the Sun Fire x64 servers and have a need for more throughputs. At the same time, it takes care of the needs of our smaller installations where customers use the mobile access part for reading email and accessing the Intranet in a secure way. This new platform from Sun with the ability to run the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS) fits our needs perfectly.” says G?¶ran Marby, CEO of AppGate. “Flexibilty is important to us,” Mr. Marby continues, “We use the same solution for smaller installations as well the larger ones, the difference is only the hardware platform. The hardware platform has to have all the right components to meet our needs.

“Our new Sun Fire x64 servers powered with the AMD Opteron(TM) processor set new standards in performance, reliability and energy efficiency, and are designed to save customers millions of dollars in operational expenses,” said Graham Lovell, senior director, x64 servers, Network Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. “We are pleased that AppGate is making this available to its base of security customers.”

To reflect this change, the models in the product line will now be called Security Server Ax1, for the entry level, Security Server Ax2 for the mid-range and Ax4 for the dual CPU, high throughput model.
In addition, in order to emphasize AppGate´s strong presence in the mobility space AxM is especially designed for the mobile market and will be added to the current range.

All solutions are rack-mountable and occupy a choice of one or two rack-units (1U/2U) and the number specifies the relative performance. In environments with extreme demands, all models can also be clustered for redundancy and increased performance. More information on the Sun Fire x64 servers can be found at:

Technical Specifications

· Security Server A1 comes with two 10/100 Ethernet ports, 1 GB RAM and is powered by one 550MHz UltraSPARC IIi processor, suitable for remote access or internal protection in simple network topologies.

· Security Server A2 comes with four (optionally eight) 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, 1 GB RAM and is powered by one 1GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processor, suitable for remote access or internal protection in complex network topologies.

· Security Server A4 comes with four (optionally eight) 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports 2 GB RAM and is powered by two 1GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processors. This model can handle complex topologies with many users and high load.

All AppGate Security Servers includes AppGate award winning integrated functionality like the Rights Management Control System, Client Check, Single Sign On and much more.

About AppGate Network Security AB

In a world with fewer borders, the demand for network security changes from security at the gate, to security at the source. AppGate is the leader in this space, with a solution that protects applications, protects communication and secures end point devices.

The AppGate solution supports all types of transmission, fixed, wireless and mobile and is easily integrated into any customer environment. AppGate has customers in 19 countries, many from market segments like defence, government and Fortune 500 companies

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