Taipei, August 1, 2007 - Addressing growing concerns from small and medium-sized businesses over network security, hacker attacks, virus threats, and increasing privacy issues, today D-Link announced a brand new series of security appliances, which includes two D-Link NetDefend UTM Firewalls DFL-260 and DFL-860. These devices allow businesses to securely control traffic and content entering and exiting their networks and provide them with the highest level of network performance and availability for the SOHO and small to medium-sized business (SMB).
The DFL-260 and DFL-860 firewalls not only inherit innovative technologies found in the recently ICSA-certified NetDefend OS, such as Server Load Balancing, Traffic Shaping and ZoneDefense, but also add new proactive security mechanisms, such as Intrusion Prevention System, Anti-Virus and Web Content Filtering using a built-in Layer 7 packet inspection accelerator engine.
Built-in Hardware Accelerator
With this built-in hardware accelerator, the new D-Link firewalls can carry out IPS, Anti-Virus scanning functions simultaneously without degrading firewall and VPN performance. Capable of maintaining a stable and high performance when operating these proactive security functions, these D-Link UTM firewalls outperform most other firewalls in the same category in the market today.
Unique IPS technology - Component-based
The new D-Link firewalls adopt a unique technology called Component-based signatures, which effectively recognizes most known and varied attacks. To cover a wide range of signatures, their built-in database includes data from a global attack sensor-grid and exploits collected from public sites such as the National Vulnerability Database and Bugtraq.
Stream-Based Virus Scanning
The new D-Link firewalls can directly scan files of any sizes, using an innovative stream-based virus scanning technology. This method of scanning incoming files is in contrast with the traditional one, which requires scanned data to be reassembled and packed in the hardware memory. D-Link!|s scanning method not only increases inspection performance but also eliminates network bottlenecks, while imposing no limit on incoming file size.
Well-Known Anti-Virus Database by Kaspersky
In order to provide users with the most reliable, accurate and constantly updated antivirus signatures, the new D-Link firewalls use virus signatures from a well-known, well-respected antivirus company named Kaspersky Labs. Viruses and malware consequently can be effectively blocked before they reach the network's desktops or mobile devices. This allows a second layer of Anti-Virus security to be built in front of the desktop-level AV, and reduces the chance of virus infection due to inadequate personal AV protection or out-of-date signatures.
Web Content Filtering
To prevent employees!| unrestricted web access that can lower businesses!| productivity, create bandwidth congestion and cause hacker intrusion, the new D-Link firewalls provide Web Content Filtering (WCF) services to manage employees!| web surfing and protect company information. This WCF service is a self learning system which not only contains comprehensive URL database, but also updates and refines the company!|s database on a 24 hour basis. The D-Link WCF categorizes millions of URLs into more than 30 categories, and features a simplified method of specifying URLs, which allows IT personnel to select categories, such as sports, finance, adult and politics, instead of requiring them to manually type in individual URLs.
About D-Link!|s NetDefend UTM Firewalls
D-Link's NetDefend UTM Firewalls offer unparalleled price/performance in an easy-to-deploy security solution, allowing employee workstations and critical servers to provide regular services in a secure and reliable environment.
The NetDefend Firewall series consists of:
DFL-260 for SOHO: Suitable for small office or corporate branch office environments with up to 50 employees, the DFL-260 offers firewall/VPN performance of 80Mbps/25Mbps, 100 VPN tunnels, and dual line failover. It is equipped with one WAN, one DMZ and four LAN interfaces.
DFL-860 for SMB: Suitable for small-scale companies with up to 150 employees, the DFL-800 offers firewall/VPN performance of 150Mbps/60Mbps, 300 VPN tunnels, and multiple WAN link failover. It is equipped with two WAN, one DMZ, and seven LAN interfaces.
D-Link is a global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB) and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market.