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Quick Takes: VPN for existing firewalls

NLynx Technologies releases a new VPN product for companies that already have routers and firewalls but lack a VPN.

VPN for existing firewalls

NLynx Technologies, an Austin, Texas-based supplier of IBM peripherals released a new virtual private network (VPN) product. The VPNLynx Concentrator and the VPNLynx Client are designed for companies that already have routers and firewalls but lack a VPN. The client is designed for mobile users.

Nlynx Technologies

Dual band wireless card released

Netgear Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based networking products company announced the release of a dual band wireless networking PC card. The card is designed to work with both the 802.11b wireless standard and the faster 802.11a standard. It is also compatible with future standards that are planned for the 2.4 GHz band.

Netgear

Location-based wireless security

Rappore Technologies Inc., an Orem, Utah-based wireless security provider, released its Rappore Shield v1.1 security product for wireless LANs. It is able to identify when a user is using a wireless connection outside of the office like those now available at wireless hot spots in coffee shops and airports. Based on the user's location, it implements the appropriate level of security.

Rappore Technologies

Making Microsoft's IM safe for businesses

Two instant messaging security companies, Boston, Mass-based IMLogic Inc. and San Diego-based Akonix Systems Inc. both announced security applications tailored to Microsoft's MNS Messenger, making it safer for businesses to use this consumer-oriented system. IMLogic has announced a partnership with Microsoft. Akonix will demonstrate its solution at the Microsoft Exchange Conference in Anaheim, Calif., next week.

IMLogic

Akonix Systems

Cisco's new wireless access point

Cisco Systems Inc. of San Jose, Calif., announced its new wireless local area network (WLAN) access point, the Aironet 1100. The access point is based on Cisco's IOS Software, a leading software for wired infrastructure. Cisco said that by using a common software, networks can now extend virtual local area networks, quality of service and proxy mobile IP to the wireless network.

Cisco Systems

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