New CyberGuard SG580 Provides Unified Threat Management Functionality
Bracknell, UK, June 21, 2005 – CyberGuard Corporation (Nasdaq: CGFW), a global provider of security solutions that protect the critical assets of the largest and most complex information networks for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced a new all-in-one, centrally managed desktop security appliance to protect small and mid-sized enterprises against external and internal threats to their network.
A robust network security solution that unifies layers of defense and response mechanisms, the CyberGuard SG580 provides Unified Threat Management (UTM) functionality, including a powerful stateful-inspection firewall, service-based intrusion detection blocking, Anti-Virus (A/V) protection, and threat containment through Security Policy Enforcement (SPE).
Analyst firm IDC has identified UTM as a new category of security appliances that blend multiple security features in a single platform. As external and internal threats grow more complex and malicious, the significant improvements in performance, value and simplicity UTM appliances offer small and medium-sized enterprises provides the necessary protection to thwart today’s blended threats.
“The SG580 is a feature-rich, compact network security appliance consolidating firewall, sophisticated intrusion-prevention, secure VPN access, A/V and web content filtering on a single device,” said Pat Clawson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CyberGuard Corporation. “Central offices of small to medium-sized enterprises, as well as branch offices of large enterprises, can now conduct business in a secure environment safe from internal and external threats to their network.”
CyberGuard’s SG580 can be effectively deployed in a myriad of environments because it provides connectivity and security features traditionally only found in larger and more expensive enterprise-class solutions. The appliance is ideally suited for protecting small to mid-sized enterprises and large branch offices, acting as a VPN hub for small multi-state networks, and securing networks with mobile and remote workers.
The SG580 provides enterprises:
* Five separate Fast Ethernet security zones
* High Firewall and VPN throughput
* Full routing support through BGP, RIP, OSPF
* Dual WAN, fail-over, load balancing and web proxy cache
* High availability – appliance pairing
* All UTM features at no extra cost (Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Security Policy Enforcement, Anti-Virus, etc.)
* Unlimited users and VPN tunnels
* Lower total cost of ownership
Pricing and Availability
CyberGuard’s SG580 appliance will begin shipping in June and is priced at £410 MSRP. Anti-Virus protection will be available in the Autumn. For more information or to contact a distributor in your area, please visit www.cyberguard.com.
About CyberGuard Corporation
CyberGuard Corporation (Nasdaq:CGFW) is a global provider of security solutions that protect business-critical information assets at Global 2,000 organizations and government entities. The company's firewall/VPN, TSP™, Global Command Center™ and Webwasher® product suites comprise a comprehensive, integrated security system, which offers highly adaptive, scalable solutions that intelligently guard against network intrusion and content-based vulnerabilities, detecting and eliminating security threats in real-time for performance optimization. CyberGuard has deployed more than 250,000 products in organizations around the world to maintain the health and integrity of their enterprises. Headquartered near Boca Raton, Florida, the company has branch offices and training centers around the globe and can be located on the World Wide Web at www.CyberGuard.com.
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