ProCurve Networking by HP expands security offering for the adaptive EDGE architecture

February 21, 2005

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- ProCurve Networking by HP today unveiled a secure, cost-effective branch office router and integrated mobile security solutions, extending the security framework of the ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture from edge to edge of the network. ProCurve is enhancing its portfolio of network hardware and software products by improving local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and wireless local area network (WLAN) security perimeters and providing advanced technology at affordable prices.

Security is a key component of the Adaptive EDGE Architecture, and ProCurve Networking is building on its strategy to provide a secure, mobile, multi-service network with the following products:

The ProCurve Secure Router 7000dl series connects enterprise branch offices to a headquarter site at the WAN edge and provides edge-to-edge connectivity. The versatile platform adds security to restrict unauthorized access and offers wire-speed performance at an affordable price with integrated convergence features. Additionally, with the 7000dl series, small to mid-size businesses can provide a secure and reliable connection to the Internet and remote virtual private network (VPN) access to their employees.

The Access Controller Module for the ProCurve Switch 5300xl enables a wireless network edge to provide secure, mobile and appropriate access to multiple services over a single network. This removes the need to have authentication software on a user's client, moving the functionality to the edge of the network and providing hassle-free access with a high level of security.

In related security news, ProCurve earlier this month enhanced its 5300 switches and ProCurve Manager with HP Virus Throttle technology, providing more detection, prevention and response to virus threats. The solution, based on technology developed at HP Labs, detects worm activity as traffic enters the LAN and passes through the network switch. The infection is then "throttled" back to allow the network manager to react and take action before the virus spreads.

"We continue to build breakthrough solutions with advanced features at affordable prices. With this announcement, ProCurve Networking by HP is meeting our customers' current -- and future -- security needs for the WAN, LAN and WLAN. Companies can now turn to ProCurve for a complete, end-to-end networking infrastructure that can easily grow and evolve with their business needs," said John McHugh, vice president and general manager, ProCurve Networking by HP. "ProCurve is delivering innovation to today's networks with Virus Throttle and takes a more strategic approach than other networking providers by delivering a built-in, not bolted-on, solution that provides greater security."

Hewlett-Packard Co.

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