gateProtect Announces Powerful New UTM Solution for Corporate Networks
Includes fast encryption capabilities for Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
Hamburg, Germany. 11 February 2010 – gateProtect today announced its new Z Series of Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances. The first product in the series is the GPZ-2500, gateProtect’s first UTM solution for the high-end enterprise market. The new security appliance was designed for use in corporate networks and other demanding network environments with several thousand users. In the gateProtect product range, it sets new benchmarks for data security and performance, with the integrated crypto accelerator hardware enabling VPN data throughput of 2.5 gigabits per second. The appliance can be managed centrally via the gateProtect Command Center, which is easy to use while providing a comprehensive overview of network security. gateProtect also announced today that it has redesigned two appliance models, the GPX-800 and the GPX-1000. gateProtect will be showing all the new products on its CeBIT booth (Hall 11, Stand B37) which takes place from 2 to 6 March 2010 in Hanover, Germany.
With its latest UTM product, the GPZ-2500, gateProtect is responding to the exponential growth of both network data traffic and security requirements. The new enterprise appliance is specially designed to meet the security needs of large organisations. In these companies, many existing security architectures are beginning to reach their limits, as they were not designed to cope with extensive staff mobility and large numbers of mobile devices connected to the corporate VPN.
“Unlimited mobility is essential to our customers, ” says Dennis Monner, CEO of gateProtect. “They need to allow mobile users to access and share data via high-performance VPNs – but without compromising security. The GPZ-2500 is designed to meet this challenge and provides significantly better performance with top-flight hardware that includes cryptographic accelerator processors. As a result, companies are well protected despite the increasing number of communication channels that can pose a risk to the security of their data.”
Overview of the gateProtect GPZ-2500
The gateProtect GPZ-2500 provides companies – even very large ones – with a cost-effective and consistent level of security throughout the enterprise, without compromising on performance. The appliance has two hard disks (RAID 1) and a power supply unit with built-in redundancy, increasing its resilience while supporting up to two million simultaneous connections. As a result, the GPZ-2500 meets the performance, redundancy and scalability requirements of large company headquarters, Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and data centres with thousands of users.
The new gateProtect appliance is available in two models: the GPZ-2500 and the GPZ-2500a. Both deliver a firewall throughput of 7 gigabits per second (Gbps). The GPZ-2500 is equipped with 18 network gigabit ports and the GPZ-2500a with 14. Management is made easy and efficient with the eGUI® graphical administration interface, and can be extended by integrating the additional monitoring and analysis functions available in the gateProtect Command Center.
Price and Availability
The gateProtect GPZ-2500 and the redesigned GPX-800 and GPX-1000 appliances are available immediately. The list price of the GPZ-2500 starts at €18, 995 plus VAT. For a limited time only, gateProtect is offering an upgrade discount to customers who already use a GPX-800 or GPX-1000 appliance and wish to change to the new model. Depending on the appliance, customers can receive a discount of between 20 and 50 per cent as long as they order the UTM package – comprising antivirus, antispam and web filter protection – at the same time. The offer is available until 31 May 2010. Further information is available from gateProtect at sales@gateProtect.com or on the company’s website at www.gateProtect.com.
gateProtect AG Germany
gateProtect Germany is a leading provider of IT security solutions in the area of network protection. Its primary products are xUTM appliance, firewall and client encryption systems.
Alongside their technical highlights, gateProtect products stand out from their competitors with their unique ease of use. gateProtect is the only provider in the world with an end-to-end implementation of the ISO NORM 9241 guidelines relating to ergonomic product design. With its unique and patented eGUI® (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) technology and its Command Center, gateProtect again raises the bar for easier configuration and management of firewall systems for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). The innovative eGUI® technology enables a significant increase in enterprise security as well as higher efficiency levels for ongoing system maintenance. This delivers lower operating costs for customers.
gateProtect currently has 20, 000 installations in Europe. The company’s German customers include well-known companies and institutions such as TÜV Thüringen, E.ON Energy, Mercedes Benz, Galileo Satellite Systems, Deutsche Bahn, Kneipp, Constantin Film, the Technical University of Dresden and many more. The company’s main target markets are midsized companies across all industries. Further information is available at www.gateProtect.com.