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Nortel releases new network security product set

Nortel Networks Ltd. today released a security offering designed to ensure secure remote access to multimedia and I...


June 15, 2005  


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Nortel Networks Ltd. today released a security offering designed to ensure secure remote access to multimedia and IP telephony communication services as well as protect critical information from attack or theft.

Secure Information Access and Secure Multimedia allow enterprises to protect information and multimedia communications regardless of whether people access the network outside or inside the office.

Products include Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and IPSec Virtual Private Networking (VPN) gateways and VPN routers, switched firewall equipment, Nortel’s threat protection system, and professional services.

"Security is the overarching consideration in networking today," said John Girard, an analyst with the Gartner Group.

"Networking capabilities take a back seat to security considerations. It really doesn’t matter what efficiencies the infrastructure can provide. If the network isn’t safe, it isn’t usable. Security is critical, especially for verticals like government, financial and healthcare companies.

"Solutions must provide a means for enterprises to communicate with proven security measures that protect communications within the organization and among external stakeholders such as partners and customers."

"As remote user VPN deployments over public networks have become more widely deployed, the issue of endpoint security has moved to the forefront of our agenda," said James Mileski, director, IT with Farm Credit Financial Services, a Nortel customer.

"The dispersal of viruses, Trojan horses, worms and other security threats has increased with alarming frequency."