-- Polycom will show a new home-office router that includes QoS capabilities to shape audio and video traffic to avoid congestion and improve videoconferencing quality. Video Border Proxy (VBP) 200 prioritizes video and audio packets over data packets to make the most of home broadband connections of 256Kbps to 512K bps. The device is designed to work in tandem with Polycom's V 700 video monitor/microphone/speaker unit to support business-quality videoconferencing for a street price of less than $4,000.
-- Adtran is introducing a stand-alone IP PBX with more features and IP phones at the show. NetVanta 7060 is an IP PBX that supports digital and analog trunks, a SIP-aware firewall as well as power-over-Ethernet ports to directly power IP phones. NetVanta 7060 will ship in June and cost $9,800 for a unit with 24 phones. Two new phones, IP 706 and IP 712, have six and 12 program keys and cost $249 and $299 respectively.
-- Array Networks will announce that it has expanded its SSL VPN protection from just remote access users to also include those coming in over Wi-Fi connections, and basing authentication on users' identities. WiFiProtect is new software that runs on the company's SPX Universal Access Controller hardware and incorporates three new technologies uniquely supporting Wi-Fi, the company says. Wireless users are directed to a portal where they log on, then are diverted to the appropriate VLAN.
-- E-mail and Internet content security vendor Marshal Software will debut its Marshal Security Appliance MailMarshal e10000 e-mail security product. The vendor has packaged the software as a virtual appliance that can be installed on a VMware ESX server within the corporate DMZ. Marshal Software representatives say the virtual appliance will protect against security threats, including network identification, spam, fraud, viruses, regulatory noncompliance and intellectual property theft. MailMarshal e10000 is expected to be available within 30 days, priced at around $1,000.
-- Blue Lane Technologies will showcase the latest version of its virtual appliance for securing virtual servers. VirtualShield 4.2 now includes an application-aware firewall, which enables the software to enforce application, protocol and vulnerability security policy controls. The software also can protect virtual machines against attacks such as SQL injections, cross-site scripting and HTTP smuggling. Scheduled to be available May 15, VirtualShield 4.2 costs about $500 per VMware server.
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