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Quick Takes: AimNet announces managed VPN

This week's searchNetworking Quick Takes features networking industry-related announcements from: AimNet, Vonage, Aravox, Asta and Check Point.

AimNet Solutions announces managed VPN service

AimNet Solutions, a network professional services and managed network services company focused on the mid-market, has announced a new managed VPN service that provides clients with a high-performance, flexible connection that leverages the economies of the Internet. The AimNet Managed Virtual Private Network Service provides planning, design, implementation and management services, including VPN routers, gateways and client software - all delivered over a secure network connection using industry leading IPSec encryption technology. Clients have a number of network connection options from analog or ISDN dial to broadband cable and xDSL technologies. AimNet also has the capability of managing the service cross Internet Server Provider connections.

AimNet Solutions

Vonage to empower SIP-Based VoIP service

Vonage, an SIP-based VoIP communications company, announced that it is incorporating a network services platform from Aravox Technologies and dynamicsoft's Firewall Control Proxy to protect and enhance its unified communications service. Vonage will utilize dynamicsoft's Firewall Control Proxy that automatically administers the Aravox 3000 network services platform to achieve: access control, firewalling that will protect Vonage's VoIP infrastructure from hackers and denial of service attacks by keeping media ports closed until instructed by a SIP Proxy to open them; address control, dynamic IP address and port management to protect the identity of Vonage end-users by making private to public address translation in real time; path control, packet steering that enforces a consistent path for all media packets in order to preserve Vonage's voice quality; and usage control, bandwidth management that allocates bandwidth on a per-call basis.



Asta Networks joins Juniper IP OSS alliance

Asta Networks today announced that it has joined Juniper Networks IP Operational Support System (OSS) Alliance. Membership in this alliance ensures that Asta Networks Vantage System will interoperate with the latest equipment from Juniper Networks to help thwart Internet Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks on high-speed networks. Vantage System, which became generally available June 29th, is the first distributed product intended specifically for detection of and response to DoS attacks. Vantage System works with Juniper Networks routers to provide businesses with both a holistic view of their network activity and instant insight into details of their network traffic. By performing multi-tiered analyses on network traffic data obtained from Juniper routers, Vantage System can automatically detect, locate and help businesses counter DoS attacks before they cause costly downtime or degraded service.

Asta Networks

NetScreen and Axcelerant partner

NetScreen Technologies announced that Axcelerant, a broadband managed network provider, is using NetScreen's integrated security appliances to deploy virtual private network (VPN) services to Fortune 1000 companies. Axcelerant has also joined the new "Secured By NetScreen" program, new sales, service and support program designed to help service providers deploy network security offerings. Axcelerant deploys and manages secure broadband networks that connect telecommuters and remote-office workers to enterprises and their business partners and customers. The company's Fortune 1000 clients include, among others, Broadcom, Cadence Design Systems Inc., Oracle and Sun Microsystems.


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