Networks Announces New Version of Award-Winning High Availability
Firewall and VPN
28th November 2002
OmniRange Plus version 2.0 first in market
to support static IP multicast routing.
GAITHERSBURG, MD. — 28 November 2002
— Asce Networks,Inc, a leading provider of mission-critical e-Business
infrastructures, today announced release 2 software of its flagship
product, the OmniRange Plus High Availability Firewall and VPN appliance.
OmniRange Plus software version 2.0 is the first commercial firewall
and VPN solution on the market with support for static IP multicast
routing. In addition, OmniRange Plus 2.0 improves Asce Networks’
award-winning security application with additional features and
IP multicasting, used by video conferencing applications,
and real-time data streams, has also long posed a problem for businesses
desiring the benefits of the tools while maintaining their security.
With OmniRange Plus 2.0, Asce Networks enables static routing of
IP multicast traffic through the revolutionary switched firewall,
without requiring tunneling protocols.
Additionally, OmniRange Plus 2.0 supports VLAN (virtual
local area network) tagging, allowing customers who use this IEEE
802.1q standard in their switches and network infrastructure to
also use it with the firewall. VLAN tagging support also benefits
from the appliance approach—several hundred VLANs can be configured
in one location for an entire cluster, rather than configuring the
network infrastructure in multiple locations for each firewall node.
"With the entrance of OmniRange Plus, the concept
of security and high availability was taken to the next level,"
noted Bob Collins, CEO of Asce Networks ,Inc. "With 2.0, Asce
Networks demonstrates its continued commitment to listening to our
customers, and offering solid, purpose-built solutions."
Other features of OmniRange Plus 2.0, which will be
available at the end of November, include H.323 support, VPN star/hub
topology support, and robust auditing functions. The addition of
H.323 for multimedia applications adds support for video conferencing,
such as Microsoft® NetMeeting®. With the protocol agent design of
OmniRange Plus’ multi-layer inspection switched firewallTM technology,
such complex audio/video applications can be supported in the revolutionary
switched firewall better than traditional approaches.
The new release, which is also under evaluation for
Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 certification, will also include
the OmniRange Plus VPN Client 2.0. The new VPN client adds basic
packet filtering and stateful inspection to network traffic for
the remote user. For end users, the location-aware client can enforce
basic security to protect the mobile device in addition to encrypting
data for the VPN, making it an ideal solution for corporations supporting
telecommuters, DSL or cable modems for work-at-home users, or corporate
travelers. In addition to this added security, the VPN Client supports
2.5 G networks by allowing VPN connections over GPRS mobile networks.
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 and OmniRange Plus are the property of Asce Networks,
Inc. All other company and product names are the property of their
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relating to probable financial performance of Asce Networks, Inc.
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to management, and they necessarily involve risk because actual
results could differ materially from current expectations. Among
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those set forth in the Company's forward-looking statements are
changes in general economic conditions, actions taken by customers
or competitors, and the receipt of more or fewer orders than expected.
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