BEC Technologies Billion BiGuard S6000

Powered by SC Magazine
 

The BiGuard S6000 extends the network to the remote user with features such as Network Extender, Transport Extender, My Network Places and Application Proxy.

The BiGuard S6000 extends the network to the remote user with features such as Network Extender, Transport Extender, My Network Places and Application Proxy.

Network Extender allows for remote users to connect to network resources, such as databases, while Transport Extender seamlessly brings email directly to the user portal.

My Network Places allows users to access network file shares, and the application proxy feature allows users to access remote desktops or remote control protocols, such as Telnet and Secure Shell (SSH).

We found this product to be quite easy to use from setup through management and configuration. The initial setup took just a few minutes and the product was up and running in the environment.

We then configured the appliance via the intuitive web-based GUI and quickly had the portal up and configured in just a few minutes as well.

This appliance is all about plugging into the existing environment quickly and easily. The BiGuard can interface with an already existing Active Directory structure for authentication, so login is seamless and easy for users.

This product also can function as a full gateway device with built-in firewall, router and intrusion detection.

Documentation provided with this product includes two user manuals. One is the administrator's guide. This manual contains in-depth setup and configuration information, as well as feature descriptions. The second guide is the Remote Portal Guide.

This short manual goes into specifics on how to use and navigate portal features. Both manuals are well organized and contain many screen shots and examples.

Support offered includes both phone and email support. Customers can also access a support site designed specifically for BiGuard. This site includes access to technical docs, FAQs, and firmware and product update downloads.
We find this product to be a good value for the money.

Even with a price just under $8,000, this product does give quite a bang for the buck. By combining firewall, routing and an SSL VPN, which can plug right into the network with little trouble, this appliance is a solid investment.

See original article on SC Magazine US

Copyright © SC Magazine, US edition


BEC Technologies Billion BiGuard S6000
 
Features:
Ease of use:
Performance:
Documentation:
Support:
Value for money:
Overall Rating
Verdict:
For: Easy to use and manage multifunction SSL VPN. Against: Can be pricey for just a VPN. Verdict: A solid product, but lacking some of the features emerging into this market space.
Product Info
Supplier:
 
Price when reviewed:
USD$7999
 
 
 
Top Stories
Hockey flags billion-dollar Centrelink mainframe replacement
Claims 30 year-old tech is holding Govt back.
 
Ombudsman wants to monitor warrantless metadata access
Requests ability to report publicly.
 
Frugality as a service: the Amazon story
Behind the scenes, Amazon Web Services is one lean machine.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...

Latest VideosSee all videos »

The great data centre opportunity on Australia's doorstep
The great data centre opportunity on Australia's doorstep
Scott Noteboom, CEO of LitBit speaking at The Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit 2014 in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. http://bit.ly/1qpxVfV Scott Noteboom is a data centre engineer who led builds for Apple and Yahoo in the earliest days of the cloud, and who now eyes Asia as the next big opportunity. Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/372482,how-do-we-serve-three-billion-new-internet-users.aspx#ixzz2yNLmMG5C
Interview: Karl Maftoum, CIO, ACMA
Interview: Karl Maftoum, CIO, ACMA
To COTS or not to COTS? iTnews asks Karl Maftoum, CIO of the ACMA, at the CIO Strategy Summit.
Susan Sly: What is the Role of the CIO?
Susan Sly: What is the Role of the CIO?
AEMO chief information officer Susan Sly calls for more collaboration among Australia's technology leaders at the CIO Strategy Summit.
Meet the 2014 Finance CIO of the Year
Meet the 2014 Finance CIO of the Year
Credit Union Australia's David Gee awarded Finance CIO of the Year at the iTnews Benchmark Awards.
Meet the 2014 Retail CIO of the Year
Meet the 2014 Retail CIO of the Year
Damon Rees named Retail CIO of the Year at the iTnews Benchmark Awards for his work at Woolworths.
Robyn Elliott named the 2014 Utilities CIO of the Year
Robyn Elliott named the 2014 Utilities CIO of the Year
Acting Foxtel CIO David Marks accepts an iTnews Benchmark Award on behalf of Robyn Elliott.
Meet the 2014 Industrial CIO of the Year
Meet the 2014 Industrial CIO of the Year
Sanjay Mehta named Industrial CIO of the Year at the iTnews Benchmark Awards for his work at ConocoPhillips.
Meet the 2014 Healthcare CIO of the Year
Meet the 2014 Healthcare CIO of the Year
Greg Wells named Healthcare CIO of the Year at the iTnews Benchmark Awards for his work at NSW Health.
Meet the 2014 Education CIO of the Year
Meet the 2014 Education CIO of the Year
William Confalonieri named Healthcare CIO of the Year at the iTnews Benchmark Awards for his work at Deakin University.
Meet the 2014 Government CIO of the Year
Meet the 2014 Government CIO of the Year
David Johnson named Government CIO of the Year at the iTnews Benchmark Awards for his work at the Queensland Police Service.
Q and A: Coalition Broadband Policy
Q and A: Coalition Broadband Policy
Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott discuss the Coalition's broadband policy with the press.
AFP scalps hacker 'leader' inside Australia's IT ranks.
AFP scalps hacker 'leader' inside Australia's IT ranks.
The Australian Federal Police have arrested a Sydney-based IT security professional for hacking a government website.
NBN Petition Delivered To Turnbull's Office
NBN Petition Delivered To Turnbull's Office
UTS CIO: IT teams of the future
UTS CIO: IT teams of the future
UTS CIO Chrissy Burns talks data.
New UTS Building: the IT within
New UTS Building: the IT within
The IT behind tomorrow's universities.
iTnews' NBN Panel
iTnews' NBN Panel
Is your enterprise NBN-ready?
Introducing iTnews Labs
Introducing iTnews Labs
See a timelapse of the iTnews labs being unboxed, set up and switched on! iTnews will produce independent testing of the latest enterprise software to hit the market after installing a purpose-built test lab in Sydney. Watch the installation of two DL380p servers, two HP StoreVirtual 4330 storage arrays and two HP ProCurve 2920 switches.
The True Cost of BYOD
The True Cost of BYOD
iTnews' Brett Winterford gives attendees of the first 'Touch Tomorrow' event in Brisbane a brief look at his research into enterprise mobility. What are the use cases and how can they be quantified? What price should you expect to pay for securing mobile access to corporate applications? What's coming around the corner?
Ghost clouds
Ghost clouds
ACMA chair Chris Chapman says there is uncertainty over whether certain classes of cloud service providers are caught by regulations.
Was the Snowden leak inevitable?
Was the Snowden leak inevitable?
Privacy experts David Vaile (UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre) and Craig Scroggie (CEO, NextDC) claim they were not surprised by the Snowden leaks about the NSA's PRISM program.
Latest Comments
Polls
Which bank is most likely to suffer an RBS-style meltdown?





   |   View results
ANZ
  20%
 
Bankwest
  9%
 
CommBank
  12%
 
National Australia Bank
  17%
 
Suncorp
  23%
 
Westpac
  19%
TOTAL VOTES: 1511

Vote