ServGate Technologies Unveils SG2000 Carrier-Class Network Security Gateway

Built on Next-Generation Network Processor Technology, World's Fastest

Firewall Meets Stringent Security Needs of Service Providers and Large

Enterprises



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from ServGate Technologies, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ServGate Technologies, Inc., a
 pioneer in next generation network processor-based security gateways, today
 unveiled a network security gateway designed to meet the rigorous demands of
 service providers and large enterprises, the ServGate SG2000. The ServGate
 SG2000 is an all-in-one security device that supports gigabit wire-speed
 stateful inspection firewall and 3DES IPSec VPN performance. Based on
 next-generation network processor technology, the SG2000 meets the rigorous
 performance, availability, and scalability demands of today's rapidly changing
 network security environment.
 
     Secure, Fast, Reliable
     Based on stateful inspection technology, the SG2000 provides complete
 firewall functions as well as extensive protection against network attacks.
 As for performance, the SG2000's FireFlex Network Processor architecture
 offers full 1 Gbps full-duplex firewall performance, processing up to
 2,960,000 packets per second, with as many as 500,000 concurrent sessions and
 20,000 IPSec VPN tunnels. And finally, redundancy has been implemented
 throughout the system, from power supplies and hot-swappable fan tray to disk
 mirroring, redundant ports and more. SG2000's High-Availability mode also
 allows it to be configured in a fully fault-tolerant configuration to protect
 against network and equipment failure.
     "ServGate is the first company to use this new network processor
 architecture," said Jeff Wilson, executive director at Infonetics Research.
 "The SG2000 offers performance exceeding hard-coded ASIC solutions, but also
 the flexibility to adapt easily to security standards, which change
 frequently."
     "With the onslaught of viruses, hacking and denial of service attacks,
 security has obviously become a top concern for service providers and
 enterprises alike," said Rick Schaffzin, president and CEO for ServGate. "Our
 architecture ensures the highest level of performance available on the market,
 and offers reliability, scalability, high availability, and manageability."
 
     Virtual Gateways
     For service providers offering managed security services, the SG2000
 provides hundreds of individual security domains, or Virtual Gateways.
 Each Virtual Gateway can be managed and policies can be set on a
 customer-by-customer basis. Facilitated through ServGate's integrated SGOS
 operating system, each Virtual Gateway can be securely managed -- either
 locally or remotely -- and monitored through ServGate's web-based management
 interface.
 
     ServGate FireFlex Network Processor Architecture -- The Brawn Behind the
      Brains
     Network Processors have gained attention throughout the computing and
 networking industry as an interesting and powerful new technology to apply to
 networking computing tasks. Before ServGate with the SG2000, no vendor had
 announced the application of the network processor to solve security issues.
 There are two Intel IXP Network Processors used in the SG2000, each of which
 contain six micro-engine processors, with each processor capable of running up
 to four processes. This massive computing power has been dedicated to several
 key security tasks, which have been handled in other products with
 general-purpose CPUs or ASIC-based devices.
     The performance numbers of the SG2000 demonstrate the superior result of
 this design approach. Another key advantage is the relative ease in
 re-programming of the design, in order to incorporate changes in security
 standards or additional functionality in the future. An additional level of
 redundancy and product reliability results from transparent failover if one of
 the network processors should fail.
 
     Feature-Rich
     The SG2000 covers all bases of network security and performance,
 including:
 
     -- Firewall -- stateful inspection monitors every incoming and outgoing
        packet. Policies can be set for an entire group, allowing efficiency
        and flexibility of network administration.
     -- Transparent Mode Firewall -- Firewall protection without having to
        remap address spaces with NAT.  Simply "drop security into the network"
        with changing addressing scheme.
     -- VPN -- establishes a virtual encrypted tunnel to safely carry data
        between the LAN and any point outside the network. Perfect for
        telecommuters, travelers and branch offices. Industry-leading
        performance is delivered via a dedicated encryption/decryption engine.
     -- Redundant port gigabit failover -- allows rapid failover in High
        Availability mode from one SG2000 to another without changing cabling.
        Redundant connections are provided for both Internal and External
        ports.
     -- Logging and reporting -- powerful collection of logging tools and
        diagnostics allows administrator to track, analyze, and proactively
        manage network security.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The ServGate SG2000 will be in beta in May and available in volume
 shipments this summer. Pricing starts at $59,995 U.S.  Please contact ServGate
 to obtain ServGate sales contact information.
     ServGate will be demonstrating the SG2000 for the first time at
 NetWorld+Interop 2001 Las Vegas, May 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center
 in booth # 7205
 
     About ServGate
     ServGate is the first company to develop a new class of products designed
 to meet the needs of Internet-generation businesses:  the Security Gateway.
 ServGate's products remove the complexity and reduce the cost of implementing
 and managing today's mandatory business services -- including encryption,
 firewall, VPN, caching, URL filtering, virus scanning and more -- by
 delivering unprecedented levels of performance, simplicity, functionality, and
 cost-efficiency in a single device. The ServGate product line serves
 businesses of all sizes, from small and remote branch offices to large
 enterprise-wide corporations and service providers. For more information, call
 408-922-0600, or visit www.servgate.com.
 
 

SOURCE ServGate Technologies, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ServGate Technologies, Inc., a
 pioneer in next generation network processor-based security gateways, today
 unveiled a network security gateway designed to meet the rigorous demands of
 service providers and large enterprises, the ServGate SG2000. The ServGate
 SG2000 is an all-in-one security device that supports gigabit wire-speed
 stateful inspection firewall and 3DES IPSec VPN performance. Based on
 next-generation network processor technology, the SG2000 meets the rigorous
 performance, availability, and scalability demands of today's rapidly changing
 network security environment.
 
     Secure, Fast, Reliable
     Based on stateful inspection technology, the SG2000 provides complete
 firewall functions as well as extensive protection against network attacks.
 As for performance, the SG2000's FireFlex Network Processor architecture
 offers full 1 Gbps full-duplex firewall performance, processing up to
 2,960,000 packets per second, with as many as 500,000 concurrent sessions and
 20,000 IPSec VPN tunnels. And finally, redundancy has been implemented
 throughout the system, from power supplies and hot-swappable fan tray to disk
 mirroring, redundant ports and more. SG2000's High-Availability mode also
 allows it to be configured in a fully fault-tolerant configuration to protect
 against network and equipment failure.
     "ServGate is the first company to use this new network processor
 architecture," said Jeff Wilson, executive director at Infonetics Research.
 "The SG2000 offers performance exceeding hard-coded ASIC solutions, but also
 the flexibility to adapt easily to security standards, which change
 frequently."
     "With the onslaught of viruses, hacking and denial of service attacks,
 security has obviously become a top concern for service providers and
 enterprises alike," said Rick Schaffzin, president and CEO for ServGate. "Our
 architecture ensures the highest level of performance available on the market,
 and offers reliability, scalability, high availability, and manageability."
 
     Virtual Gateways
     For service providers offering managed security services, the SG2000
 provides hundreds of individual security domains, or Virtual Gateways.
 Each Virtual Gateway can be managed and policies can be set on a
 customer-by-customer basis. Facilitated through ServGate's integrated SGOS
 operating system, each Virtual Gateway can be securely managed -- either
 locally or remotely -- and monitored through ServGate's web-based management
 interface.
 
     ServGate FireFlex Network Processor Architecture -- The Brawn Behind the
      Brains
     Network Processors have gained attention throughout the computing and
 networking industry as an interesting and powerful new technology to apply to
 networking computing tasks. Before ServGate with the SG2000, no vendor had
 announced the application of the network processor to solve security issues.
 There are two Intel IXP Network Processors used in the SG2000, each of which
 contain six micro-engine processors, with each processor capable of running up
 to four processes. This massive computing power has been dedicated to several
 key security tasks, which have been handled in other products with
 general-purpose CPUs or ASIC-based devices.
     The performance numbers of the SG2000 demonstrate the superior result of
 this design approach. Another key advantage is the relative ease in
 re-programming of the design, in order to incorporate changes in security
 standards or additional functionality in the future. An additional level of
 redundancy and product reliability results from transparent failover if one of
 the network processors should fail.
 
     Feature-Rich
     The SG2000 covers all bases of network security and performance,
 including:
 
     -- Firewall -- stateful inspection monitors every incoming and outgoing
        packet. Policies can be set for an entire group, allowing efficiency
        and flexibility of network administration.
     -- Transparent Mode Firewall -- Firewall protection without having to
        remap address spaces with NAT.  Simply "drop security into the network"
        with changing addressing scheme.
     -- VPN -- establishes a virtual encrypted tunnel to safely carry data
        between the LAN and any point outside the network. Perfect for
        telecommuters, travelers and branch offices. Industry-leading
        performance is delivered via a dedicated encryption/decryption engine.
     -- Redundant port gigabit failover -- allows rapid failover in High
        Availability mode from one SG2000 to another without changing cabling.
        Redundant connections are provided for both Internal and External
        ports.
     -- Logging and reporting -- powerful collection of logging tools and
        diagnostics allows administrator to track, analyze, and proactively
        manage network security.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The ServGate SG2000 will be in beta in May and available in volume
 shipments this summer. Pricing starts at $59,995 U.S.  Please contact ServGate
 to obtain ServGate sales contact information.
     ServGate will be demonstrating the SG2000 for the first time at
 NetWorld+Interop 2001 Las Vegas, May 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center
 in booth # 7205
 
     About ServGate
     ServGate is the first company to develop a new class of products designed
 to meet the needs of Internet-generation businesses:  the Security Gateway.
 ServGate's products remove the complexity and reduce the cost of implementing
 and managing today's mandatory business services -- including encryption,
 firewall, VPN, caching, URL filtering, virus scanning and more -- by
 delivering unprecedented levels of performance, simplicity, functionality, and
 cost-efficiency in a single device. The ServGate product line serves
 businesses of all sizes, from small and remote branch offices to large
 enterprise-wide corporations and service providers. For more information, call
 408-922-0600, or visit www.servgate.com.
 
 SOURCE  ServGate Technologies, Inc.