Singapore, 12 April 2000 -- Startup company NetScreen Technologies has announced what it claims to be the first gigabit security system for Internet Data Centers. Built around custom-designed ASICs and system code, the NetScreen 1000 can provide security for up to 100 virtual systems per solution.
A Virtual System architecture allows service providers to create and separately secure up to 100 VPN customers or security domains with a single system. "This multitenant feature significantly reduces network complexity without compromising data security," says David Flynn, NetScreen's vice president of marketing. NetScreen 1000 is expected to support more than 30 times the connections of software-based solutions running on Unix. In terms of cost, a base configuration costs S$123,350 while a full configuration is a mere $217,350.
Systems and services provider InfoNet, a subsidiary of GES International, has been appointed to distribute NetScreen solutions for the region.
NetScreen backgrounder: The company develops ASIC-based Internet security appliances and systems for firewall, VPN and traffic shaping functionality to e-business sites, broadband service providers and ASPs. A privately-held company with financial backing from Technology Associates Management Co., Ltd, Sequoia Capital, Sumitomo Corporation and Hitachi Seibu Software, NetScreen is in the process of a $905 million acquisition deal with Eficient Networks announced on 28 March 2000.