Smaller scale security
To combat the alarming number of annoying and potentially disastrous security breaches to the home or small office, D-Link has introduced a desktop Internet Security Device (ISD) to provide protection for networked PCs against viruses, spam, spyware, pop-ups, hackers and other privacy invasions.
Operating under a single, integrated web-based control centre, the SecureSpot Internet Security Device performs multiple security functions so consumers need not select, buy, and integrate disparate stand-alone firewalls, pop-up blockers, reporting applications, content and spam filters and antivirus protection.
Lexmark Canada Inc.ís X8350 Office All-in-One Plus Photo, for small office/home office (SOHO) customers, combines a 2.4-inch colour LCD and photo card slots, offering full photo capabilities along with the ability to print, scan, copy and fax, and manage and share color documents and photos. Offering up to 25 black and white and 19 colour pages per minute (ppm) and an automatic document feeder (ADF) capable of handling a maximum of 50 pages, the X8350 is network capable, with optional Ethernet and wireless network adapters.
IP PBX and phones suit SMBs
A new line of SIP-based telephony products for Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs) targets large residential, SOHO and very small business customers. The line of IP communication solutions from Linksys includes an IP PBX/Key system, a wide range of IP desktop phones and an Analog Gateway for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network. Used together with an ITSP voice service, they provide a complete IP telephony system for up to 16 users. The Linksys SIP-Based IP Products include: the SPA9000Linksys IP PBX and the SPA901, SPA921, SPA922, SPA941, SPA942 IP Desktop Phones.
Remote software rethink
SonicWALL Inc. has made enhancements to its Global Management System (GMS). Updates to the management and reporting software include enhanced monitoring, forensics and management features and the addition of Unified Threat Management (UTM) signature upload capabilities. GMS version 2.9.4 incorporates threat signature upload capabilities, letting IT administrators upload SonicWALLís UTM protection — incorporating dynamically updated anti-virus, anti-spyware and intrusion prevention — to firewalls that are not connected to the Internet.
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