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FortiController-5208 switch, and 5005 security blades

Features: Fortinet has announced a load-balancing switch and security blades for its FortiGate-5000 Series. The FortiController-5208 switch and FortiGate-5005 security blades work in tandem to boost security and scalability in 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks providing multi-threat protection.

A FortiController-5208 blade provides switch-based interconnection to distribute traffic to other FortiGate blades and load-balances between them for increased performance and scalability. FortiGate-5000 supports ATCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture), an industry standard for the next generation of carrier grade communications equipment.

Contact: Fortinet
Tel: 80 25325800
Price: Rs 20 to 35 lakh


BestNet Fibre Optic Patch Cords

Features: These fibre-optic patch cords support both single mode and multimode transmission applications. These products are OM3 compliant and come in a 3 mm jacket cable with ceramic ferules and support network transmission speeds of 10 Gbps. They are also backward compatible with existing multimode LAN technology

Contact: Eurotech
Tel: 80 22207966
Price: Rs 1,000 to Rs 15,000.


InterScan Gateway Security Appliance

Features: This gateway security solution from Trend Micro consists of anti-spyware, anti-spam, content-filtering and URL-filtering features for mid-sized organisations. The appliance also sports an anti-bot functionality. InterScan Gateway Security Appliance sits behind a customer’s existing firewall/VPN solution providing an additional layer to its Internet gateway security. It also has heuristic detection technology and automated, remote clean up capabilities.

Contact: Trend Micro
Tel: 11 42699000
Price: Starts at Rs 290,000 plus taxes

Storage Networking

Brocade’s SilkWorm 4900

Features: This fibre channel switch supports 1, 2 and 4 Gbps providing up to 64 ports in a single domain. It utilises ports on demand capabilities to scale from 32 to 64 ports in 16 port increments. It supports full 4 Gbps operations at distances up to 100 km. The switch is interoperable with the SilkWorm 2000, 3000, 200E and 4000 series switches and the SilkWorm 24000 and 48000 directors and SilkWorm multi-protocol layer. It supports Class 2/3/F (inter-switch frames) classes of service as well as unicasting and broadcasting.

Contact: Brocade
Tel: 22 6699 2708
Price: Rs 26 lakh per switch

Application development

Sybase Unwired Accelerator 8.0

It enables access to enterprise applications, data and business processes from mobile devices and allows to build customised mobile solutions that extend existing enterprise information sources, including SAP ERP, BMC Remedy Service Desk, Business Objects and Crystal Reports XI, Lotus Notes, JDBC databases, and Web Services or Web applications, directly to handheld devices. It offers server push and differential synchronisation support for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Java Platform, and Micro Edition (Java ME) devices. It provides an eclipse-based mobile tooling in addition to Web-based tooling for the development of both connected and disconnected mobile applications.

Contact: Sybase
Tel: 22 306 11 555

Price: Per CPU Licence: Rs 1,753,300
(Basic Support: Rs 269,700)
Development and Testing Licence: Rs 526,000
(Basic Support: Rs. 80,900) (Taxes extra)



Ivy01 is a managed Fast Ethernet CPE that’s targeted at service providers and large enterprise campuses. It offers last mile management by means of Office of Acquisition Management (OAM). The device comes with a redundant internal auto-ranging AC or DC power supply. Power Outages in the last mile can be detected using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

Contact: MRO-TEK
Tel: 80 23332951
Price: Rs 3,000 + taxes (single port)


Novell Access Manager

This access management and federated identity solution controls access to both Web and enterprise applications and services and helps organisations comply with regulations by generating reports that detail access events across a network, such as who authenticated to a particular resource and when the resource was last accessed.

Industry standards such as Security Assertion Markup Language and Liberty Alliance protocols are incorporated in the product, to share identity information across security boundaries. It enables applications without requiring any additional software to be installed on a company’s Web server. Access Gateway instance includes an SSL VPN licence while Java agents are free of charge and available for download.

Contact: Novell
Tel: 22 2834 2244


Per User Licence: Rs 530 per user
Per Instance: Rs 26,50,000 per instance


ProCurve fanless switch 2510-24

ProCurve offers a managed, Layer 2, 24-port 10/100 switch with two dual-personality Gigabit ports providing 10/100/1000-T or mini-GBIC connectivity. The 2510-24 is a fanless switch, it runs quietly. It includes access security and basic traffic prioritisation along with a Web interface which allows configuration of the switch from any Web browser on the network.

Security features include IEEE 802.1X and RADIUS network login which helps control port-based access for authentication and accountability and secure management access through command line (CLI) and GUI. Communication over the interface is encrypted using SSHv2, SSL, and SNMPv3. It also claims to support IP multicast snooping and IGMPv3 that automatically prevents flooding of IP multicast traffic.

Contact: ProCurve
Tel: 80 2504 1424
Price: Rs 23,638

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