SOURCE: Napera Networks

November 13, 2008 08:00 ET

Napera Networks Eliminates Need for Multiple Security Appliances With Integrated Firewall and VPN

New Release Extends Napera's Wired and Wireless Network Access Control to Cover Remote Users and Smaller Offices in a Single Product for Guest Access, Computer Health and Identity Enforcement

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - Napera Networks (www.napera.com) today announced it has integrated additional security functions into the Napera N24 network access control solution, removing the need to deploy multiple security appliances. The new version includes a built-in firewall, DHCP server and remote access VPN, as well as further enhancements to Napera's in the cloud management service. Customers can now use a single product to control access and enforce identity for all users, whether they are working remotely or on the local area network, across wired and wireless environments.

"We are always listening to customer needs, and we heard clearly that companies want greater integration and a common user and management experience for onsite and remote network access control," said Todd Hooper, CEO and founder, Napera Networks. "This latest release makes it easier and more affordable for SMEs to manage network access and improve their overall security, while eliminating the need for and overhead of a separate firewall, DHCP Server and VPN product."

The Napera network access control product differentiates itself in the market with its software as a service model that includes the Napera N24 appliance and MyNapera.com management service. Designed for the smaller enterprise, Napera uniquely addresses computer health for Windows and Macintosh, identity enforcement, and guest access in a single solution. Napera leverages existing infrastructure and directly uses Microsoft's Network Access Protection technology to simplify deployment and administration. The MyNapera.com service provides real-time visibility, reporting, and logging, without requiring any local servers.

The new version of the Napera N24 builds on Napera's strategy of delivering a comprehensive solution that helps small and medium sized enterprises succeed at network security, including additional capabilities for remote access, integrated security for smaller offices, and enhanced "in the cloud" management features with MyNapera.com.

--  Remote Access VPN:  Extends Napera's wired and wireless network access
    control to cover remote users with VPN tunneling and endpoint health checks
    via Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP). The first VPN protocol
    Napera is supporting is PPTP (point-to-point tunneling protocol), which is
    included by default in Microsoft Windows and also available for both Linux
    and Mac OS X. Napera will be supporting other VPN protocols in future
    releases.
--  Integrated Edge Security: Includes a built-in, stateful Internet
    firewall and DHCP server, providing essential security functions in a
    single solution managed through MyNapera.com. This removes the need for IT
    managers to deploy additional firewall appliances or servers in small and
    branch offices.
--  Enhanced "In the Cloud" Management:  Multiple Administrator Log-on
    feature allows IT teams to share management responsibility and easily track
    configuration changes.  A Configuration Snapshot capability provides
    automatic online backup and recovery of appliance configurations.
    

The Napera solution with all of the new features is available immediately through Napera's worldwide channel of distributors, value added resellers, system integrators and other partners. All current Napera customers will receive the upgrade as part of their MyNapera.com subscription. The Napera N24 appliance is available for $3,495.00, which includes the first year subscription to the MyNapera.com online service and one-year hardware and software maintenance.

About Napera Networks

Napera Networks helps small and medium-sized enterprises succeed at network security. Napera offers a line of integrated network access control products and Web services that ensure only healthy computers and authorized users access the network. With Napera, IT professionals can confidently allow worker mobility, wireless networking, and guest Internet and printer access, while keeping the network safe and secure. Napera is the only network access control solution that is purpose-built for the SME but with enterprise-class performance and security. For more information, go to www.napera.com.

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