Progressive Systems Launches New Firewall Appliance for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Progressive Systems, Inc., a leading provider of network security solutions, has implemented its Phoenix Adaptive Firewall ™ onto Cobalt Network's RaQ3i platform. The new firewall appliance is designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that are implementing full-time Internet access but have growing security concerns. It provides increased processor power, making it better suited for implementing Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). The unit comes standard with a DMZ port for a secured public subnet and features greater expandability than is normally found in the firewall appliance market. The fully featured product will sell for $4495 for unlimited users and will be on display at booth during Comdex Spring in Chicago, April 17 - 20, 2000.

It will be available shortly after the show directly from Progressive Systems or from any of its distribution and reseller partners. With Progressive Systems' adaptive state analysis firewall engine and built-in, anti-attack features, the Phoenix appliances provide an extremely stable, secure firewall and VPN solution. Since the software payload of the Phoenix is fully integrated within the appliance hardware, it is one of the easiest and fastest security solutions to install into virtually any network environment, even for someone with little or no previous firewall experience. The Phoenix offers businesses of all sizes a cost-effective security solution - from the headquarters, branch offices and intranets/subnets of large corporations to the networks and web servers of small and medium-sized companies.