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StoneSoft, Zuma partner on all-in-one solution

Zuma Networks, a provider of layer 2/3/4 switch-routing/IP service delivery platforms, will integrate StoneSoft Corp.'s StoneGate firewall and VPN software into Zuma's LightReef platform. The partnership, the two companies said, creates a scalable, all-in-one security and clustering firewall/VPN platform. According to the companies, the new platform alleviates scalability issues and upgrades associated with traditional clustering technologies and security devices. StoneGate/LightReef enables configuration 100 megabits of filtered IP throughput up to multi-gigabits of performance. The platform also eliminates the need to add server nodes, configuration problems and set-up. The platform is scheduled to debut at Networld-Interop trade show in May and is scheduled to ship in Q3.

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RapidStream provides light at end of VPN tunnel

VPN and firewall solution developer RapidStream has made available VPN tunnel switching through its new RapidStream 3.0 software. Tunnel switching technology cuts down on installation time with a single VPN policy defined in a remote site. Remote locations, as a result, can have secure communications with the central site without a VPN policy being written for each remote location. Also, company intranets can be configured to reach network computers and servers. The upgrade is available throughout the RapidStream product line. Each solution has firewall throughput from 240-270 Mbps and 50 Mbps to 180 Mbps of 3DES IP Security (IPSec) VPN throughput. The firewall capability handles between 4,000 and 64,000 concurrent sessions using between 200 and 8,000 IPSec tunnels allowing enterprises to select a solution that fits their needs and budgets. Additional features include: VLAN 802.1Q tagging, Type of Service (TOS) marking, RADIUS authentication, enhanced VPN tunnel statistics, OSPF and RIP2 routing protocols, and automatic device discovery.

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Truste launches in Japan

Privacy seal provider Truste announces the launching of TrusteJapan following an agreement with the Japan Engineers Federation. The JEF will become Truste's certification agent for Japan-based Web sites. This is Truste's first international certification partnership. Part of the program includes the Watchdog Alternative Dispute Resolution tool for consumers to use to contact Truste to solve privacy-related disputes. Truste is an independent organization whose members include AmericaOnline, Intel and Microsoft, among others. The Truste seal is currently displayed on all Net portal sites and has been rated by Cheskin Research as the most trust-invoking seal online.

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Securant solution manages access across enterprise

Securant announces the release of its new ClearTrust Enterprise Transparency Architecture solution, that links security policy and user information anywhere in an enterprise. A security manager using the transparent architecture has the ability to grant or deny access to sensitive Web applications, content and transactions based on information located in any data store. ClearTrust Enterprise Transparency Architecture supports LDAP directories, databases, mainframes and other identity infrastructures. It also integrates with CRM, ERP, content management and custom applications. Future modules include mainframe Web security, protection for XML-based transactions and wireless application security.

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