Asce Networks Announces
Omnirange Plus High Availability Firewall and VPN Solution for Large-Scale
Enterprises, ISPs and Carriers
19th Mar. 2001
GAITHERSBURG, MD-March 19, 2001-Asce
Networks, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-level security
and high availability solutions, today announced Omnirange Plus?,
its fully scalable Firewall and VPN solution for large-scale enterprises,
service providers and carriers. The Omnirange Plus Firewall and
VPN provides maximum network and VPN security as it includes all
the latest secure firewall features and adds Asce Networks' proven
high availability, high throughput and advanced, enterprise-wide
management. Omnirange Plus, with its revolutionary Multi-Path technology,
is the industry's first firewall to enable end-to-end high availability
and security from the corporate intranet out to multiple ISP connections.
Unlike any other firewall on the market,
Omnirange Plus has been specifically designed to meet the network
requirements of large enterprises, ISPs, MSPs and ASPs by tightly
integrating the operating system and the firewall to enable centralized
management and maximum security in addition to providing Asce Networks'
leading high availability and load balancing technology. Specifically,
the Omnirange Plus Firewall and VPN security solution contains breakthrough
security technologies such as: Asce Networks' unique Multi-Path
technology to allow secure connections and load balancing between
multiple ISPs; Multi-layer Inspection technology to enable maximum
security; and the highest performance of any existing firewall with
the ability to handle over 300,000 concurrent connections at wire-speed
"We have successfully leveraged
our long history of providing the leading high availability and
load balancing technology to third party firewalls and network servers
and today, with the introduction of the Omnirange Plus Firewall
and VPN solution, we extend our core technology to the high-end
of the market," said Bob Collins, CEO, Asce Networks, Inc.
Omnirange Plus Firewall and VPN Features
Omnirange Plus contains many breakthrough
technologies never before seen in a firewall including:
- Multi-Path Technology-Omnirange Plus is the
only complete, end-to-end security solution, to provide complete
security and high availability from the corporate network out
to the ISP(s).
- Multi-Layer Inspection Technology-Omnirange Plus
enables maximum security and throughput as it is an embedded firewall
operating system and provides the leading stateful inspection
and application-level proxy technologies.
- Built-in High Availability and Load Balancing-Omnirange
Plus incorporates Asce Networks proven clustering technology to
enable firewall and server load balancing.
- Unmatched Performance-Omnirange Plus enables well
over 300,000 concurrent connections at wire-speed throughput,
unlike other firewalls, security is not sacrificed for performance.
- Advanced Management-Omnirange Plus is managed from
the OS through an easy-to-use GUI and provides superior, flexible
management tools to enable easy management of multiple firewalls
in multiple locations across the enterprise to significantly minimize
- Intelligent Rule Base Technology-Omnirange Plus
enables unified, easy-to-use security policy definition, templates,
sub-rule bases and inherited rules.
About Omnirange Plus Multi-Path Technology
Asce Networks has long provided high
availability and load balancing software for network servers. High
availability eliminates the single points of failure within the
network and load balancing ensures maximum throughput. The next
single point of failure is the ISP itself.Now, larger organizations
can use multiple ISPs to eliminate single points of failure. Omnirange
Plus is the first firewall and VPN to provide secure connections
and load balancing between multiple ISP connections through its
use of Asce Networks' unique Multi-Path technology. Load balancing
the actual ISP connection is a cost-effective solution as administrators
can choose the least expensive connection, whether it be an ISP
connection or a leased line.
Omnirange Plus's Multi-Path technology
enables Asce Networks to provide the first complete, end-to-end
high availability and security solution to provide load balancing
and high availability from the corporate Intranet out to the Internet
connections. Omnirange Plus's Multi-Path functionality actually
load balances the Internet connections and is the first firewall
to ensure load balancing for both inbound and outbound traffic.
Asce Networks' Multi-Path technology is designed to enable optimized
network performance by always choosing the fastest path for traffic.
Unlike any firewall available today, Omnirange Plus has the capability
to handle well over 300,000 concurrent connections at wire-speed
and can be used for both VPNs and Internet access.
"There is a growing need in high-end
ISP, MSP and telecommunications markets for an advanced firewall
and VPN solution," said Chris Christiansen, Vice President,
Internet Security Software, IDC. "Asce Networks' Omnirange
Plus with its Multi-Path functionality is very well positioned to
meet those types of demanding network requirements."
Asce Networks has forged several key
strategic partnerships and global industry alliances with leading
security software developers, MSPs, hardware manufacturers and premier
Asce Networks' Omnirange Plus High
Availability Firewall and VPN will be available worldwide in April,
2001 through Asce Networks' worldwide distribution channel, and
through Asce Networks VARs.
About Asce Networks, Inc.
Asce Networks, Inc. is a worldwide leader in providing mission-critical
e-Business infrastructures with international headquarters in GAITHERSBURG,
MD. Asce Networks delivers the next generation hardware and software
to scale the performance and availability of mission-critical e-Business
infrastructures. For more information about Asce Networks and its
products and services, please visit http://www.ascenetworks.com/.
Asce Networks, Inc.