Intel introduces network security solutions in Malaysia

Fifty-five percent of respondents experienced unauthorized network accessfrom intruders within the past year. The intrusions were from inside theirorganizations and most of their network security breaches occurred within LAN.

Fifty-five percent of respondents experienced unauthorized network access from intruders within the past year. The intrusions were from inside their organizations and most of their network security breaches occurred within LAN.

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Mar 2000 (Asia Pulse) - Computer security breaches can be very costly and new products are being rolled out to tackle such intrusions, an Intel Corporation official said. Intel introduced Friday a new family of Intel(R) PRO/100 S network security-enabled adapters, which help accelerate network security over the local area network (LAN).

Fred Litwin, Intel's regional marketing manager for the Asia Pacific, said these products also enabled higher performance and end-to-end security within the LAN to safeguard continuously the confidentiality and integrity of data that flow between the personal computer (PC) and network server.

Conventional firewall security systems located between the Intranet and Internet environment only protected the front door of the network from external attacks, Litwin told a press conference here held in conjunction with the Intel Developer Forum. He said according to the 1999 Computer Security Institute/Federal Bureau of Investigation Computer Crime & Security Survey, 55 percent of respondents experienced unauthorized network access from intruders within the past year. The intrusions were from inside their organizations and most of their network security breaches occurred within LAN, he said. In providing a solution, Litwin said Intel's PRO 100/S network security- enabled adapters were designed to provide a transparent layer of security to help protect companies against costly network security breaches.

The new family of Intel PRO/100 S Network Security-enabled products that help accelerate network security over the local area network (LAN) are also Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)-enabled. IPSec has been recognized as a key network security standard for e-business and was optimized for Microsoft Windows 2000. It features Intel PRO/100S Management Adapter and Intel PRO/100S Server Adapter.

The Intel PRO/100S Management Adapter is now shipped at US$112 each while the PRO/100S Server Adapter at US$139 each. Litwin said also that Windows 2000 helped eliminate the security processing burden on the PC's central processing unit by offloading network security functions to the PRO/100s adapter. He said several major original equipment manufacturers like Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM planned to support network security and would begin shipping the Intel PRO 100/S adapters this year. Intel also introduced the NetStructure family introduced today were Intel NetStructure Cache 1500, Intel NeStructure 7180 e-Commerce Director, Intel NetStructure 7110 e-Commerce Accelerator, Intel NetStructure 7140 Traffic Director, Intel NetStructure 7170 Traffic Director, Intel NetStructure 7190 Multi Site Traffic Director and Intel NetStructure 6000 Series Switch.

They are priced between US$12,995 and US$39,995. These products have e-commerce load balancing equipment designed to more evenly spread Internet traffic among available servers and improve server performance, security authentication accelerators that quicken vital online user identification checks and high speed switches for rapid transmission of data.

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