According to Derek Morwood, sales manager for APAC and Japan at Secure Computing, the SnapGear appliance was entirely engineered at Secure Computing’s Brisbane-based development centre and will be used world-wide.
Additionally, the Brisbane research and development centre acts as a support centre for Secure Computing in the region and is set to double its team from four consultants to eight. According to Morwood, the R&D team is also looking to expand.
The applicance is the result of Secure Computing’s 2006 acquisition of Cyberguard, previous owners of SnapGear, and also a former network security start-up from Brisbane.
It features enhanced VoIP capabilities, VPN offloading, connection tracking snapshots, and the ability to deliver customised local-language versions, claimed the vendor.
SnapGear also incorporates global intelligence from TrustedSource, a behaviour-based reputation scoring system for IPs, domains, URLs and email messages.
“We’ve been in the SMB space for a while but not directly, so the acquisition positioned and gave us five years of established channel marketing,” said Eric Krieger, country manager A/NZ for Secure Computing.
“Typically, these businesses [SMBs] are not in a position to employ enterprise-level solutions due to cost and complexity,” he added. “Existing resellers and silver partners now can offer the same levels of security as the bank down the road.”
Secure Computing snaps into gear
By Negar Salek on Oct 3, 2007 3:21PM