Posted by: Bcournoyer
Network and application security, Networking technology, Servers and desktop hardware
Most efforts to improve endpoint security focus on corporate policy enforcement, intrusion prevention systems and network access control software. But now one vendor is taking a different approach.
ConSentry Networks of Milpitas, Calif. wants to address the problem through network switching. The company calls its new technology “secure switching” and says its 24-port gigabit Ethernet platform can provide endpoint security as well as application-level, user-based controls.
ConSentry is taking the switching approach because most LANs are have no built-in control, said Michelle McLean, the vendor’s marketing director. The rationale is that any security technology will not be as effective as it could be if its network infrastructure has no built-in security component.
The switching platform, demonstrated at last month’s Interop conference in
Las Vegas, is called LANSheild CS-4024. It will be available in late summer with a $5,995 price tag.