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has brought their entire line of network security products, including the Gateway Guardian and FireCard lines, to Mac OS X.
“It’s our mission to provide security solutions that are effective, simple to use and universal to all systems, so enhancing the Inferno Global Management System to work with the Mac OS X operating system was a major priority for Merilus,” Merilus CEO Dana Epp said in a statement. “This new upgrade will provide Mac users with a network security and management solution that will protect their networks from outside intrusion as well [as] greatly improve network performance.”
The Merilus Gateway Guardian is a security and connectivity software package that turns a computer system into an Internet gateway and firewall appliance for a computer network. The Gateway Guardian family is available in three versions: Professional, VPN and Enterprise. It’s designed for connecting single, central and branch offices, as well as providing secure firewalling and network management.
The Merilus FireCard is a complete independent computer on a PCI card with firewall, VPN and network management functionality embedded directly onto the card. It’s designed as a solution for companies that require a secure, high speed connection to the Internet, an intranet or an extranet. The FireCard is available in two versions: FireCard and FireCard Plus.
“Creative Computing and Education are major markets for Merilus products,” said Steve Hemenway, Merilus VP of sales and marketing. “It is common practice in both these industries to run either pure Mac environments or hybrid networks consisting of Macs and PC’s. This new upgrade gives System Administrators the freedom to take advantage of the wide array of security and network enhancement features offered in both the Merilus FireCard and Gateway Guardian product lines. Using Merilus products, Mac users running the new Mac OS X can now easily set up firewalls, manage bandwidth, create VPN tunnels and more.”
This update will be made available at no extra charge to all existing Merilus customers and will be incorporated into all new products.