Networking

Metavize EdgeGuard Appliance Simplifies Network Protection

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Maintaining pace with break/fix projects, Microsoft updates and other routine responsibilities doesn’t leave network administrators much time to prevent intrusions, battle spyware, fight viruses and protect against other network threats. Fortunately, organizations such as Metavize are creating hardware appliances organizations can deploy that simplify the process.

The Metavize EdgeGuard Gateway Security Platform provides a simple solution to the complex challenge of network protection. The 1U rack-mountable appliance provides a buffer between the public Internet and your organization’s systems.

Configuration is fairly straightforward. A wide range of protective modules – from antivirus to rogue protocol control – are available. The Gateway Security Platform itself retails for $1,495. The price includes the Clam AntiVirus Scanner, OpenVPN, EdgeReport, Router, Attack Shield and Firewall modules.

Additional appliances (programs) are available a la carte and can be purchased at any time. Pricing varies, from PhishNet for $25 a month to Web Content Control for $95 a month.

Here’s how it looks and works.