Sunday, March 4, 2007

Nevis Networks Enhances its Persistent LAN Security, Per-User Costs at $15

Nevis Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, has enhanced its persistent LAN security solution with new operating software that extends the capabilities of existing NAC solutions.

The upgrade simplifies the deployment of Nevis' LANenforcer appliances by providing resilient, single sign on security posture checks for end users. The new OS also provides an extended range of pre-defined policies and "white lists" to protect network-attached devices that enable security administrators to easily and quickly create new access control policies. For example, pre-defined policies for VoIP devices can be applied to all phones on the network, allowing only valid SIP protocol traffic from the endpoint and preventing an attacker from masquerading as the phone.

Key highlights of LANsecure OS 3.0 include:

  • Accelerated endpoint posture checks coupled with identity-based access control without any disruption to network performance or end users, regardless of where or how they log in.

  • A three-fold increase in user capacity on Nevis LANenforcer appliances. This increase in scalability slashes per user LAN security costs significantly, and establishes Nevis as the most cost-effective LAN security solution provider.

  • Integration with existing identity management systems to enforce pre-defined, user-based application access policies to dramatically simplify administration.

Nevis' LANenforcers can be positioned anywhere in the network and will provide scalability options to support up to 3,000 concurrent users accessing an organization's LAN, representing a 3X improvement over the previous maximum.

The company said this level of density enables is platform to cut per-user LAN security costs below current industry benchmarks and protect users and assets for less than $15 per user.