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Infrastructure briefs

Nov 04, 20022 mins
Data CenterNetwork SecurityVPN

News briefs from Dell, EMC and Fortinet

  • Dell and storage vendor EMC will celebrate the one-year anniversary of their alliance with the launch of a low-end storage system. The companies last week unveiled the Clariion CX 200, a new entry-level storage product that they developed together. The CX 200 is the third in a line of Clariion CX Fibre Channel arrays for midsize companies and branch offices. EMC earlier this month introduced the Clariion CX 400, following the August launch of the CX 600. The CX 200 will be available worldwide in December. Pricing information and technical details were not immediately available.
  • A new gateway product from Fortinet will contain a firewall with 3G bit/sec throughput in addition to content-filtering, VPN, intrusion-detection and traffic-shaping features. The product, the FortiGate 3000 Network Protection Gateway, is available now and sells for about $20,000, competing with hardware-based security products from NetScreen Technologies, SonicWall and Symantec. The FortiGate 3000 adds another high-end product to Fortinet’s line of all-in-one security appliances, which include the FortiGate 2000 NPG, a 2G bit/sec security gateway. Like Fortinet’s other products, the FortiGate 3000 NPG is a firmware-based appliance that contains the company’s proprietary FortiASIC chip. That specialized chip lets the new product perform virus scanning, intrusion detection, and data encryption and decryption at high speeds. The FortiGate 3000 NPG is capable of 300M bit/sec of VPN throughput, Fortinet says.