Monday, October 6, 2008

NETGEAR Offers Dual-Band Secure Wireless-N for SMBs

NETGEAR introduced its new ProSafe Wireless-N VPN Firewall that combines dual-band Wireless-N with SSL and IPsec VPN for small to medium sized businesses. The new ProSafe Wireless-N VPN Firewall offers two types of Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels -- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and IP Security (IPsec). It supports up to five SSL VPN tunnels and five IPsec VPN tunnels simultaneously for enhanced protection from network security threats.

NETGEAR's SRXN3205 operates in either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz radio bands. The 5 GHz radio band operating mode provides maximum wireless speeds by creating an overlay network that does not interfere with other existing 802.11g and 802.11b networks that include devices such as older laptops, print servers, hand-held inventory scanners, and IP cameras. While only Wireless-N clients can use the 5 GHz radio band, these Wireless-N clients realize benefits such as up to ten times the coverage and up to fifteen times the speed of 802.11g networks. To maintain wireless security, features such as WPA, WPA2, and 802.1x with RADIUS support are included. The device also includes four Gigabit LAN ports.

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