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Net Optics 10/100/GigaBit SX Span Port SpyderSwitch

Net Optics is aiming its improved SpyderSwitch at networks moving from 10/100 Ethernet to Gigabit Ethernet. The 10/100/GigaBit SX SpyderSwitch supports both a 10/100 analyzer and a fiber analyzer across any network span port connected to the matrix switch, providing support and security for multitopology networks. Access and administration are via Net Optics' PortRover software, which is Microsoft Windows-compatible. Installation is easy through front-mounted network connectors. LED indicators simplify monitoring tasks. The switch also comes in LX fiber models. Pricing varies with density; contact vendor for details.

Net Optics, (408) 737-7777.

Symantec Web Security 3.0

Version 3.0 of Symantec Corp.'s Web Security gateway provides virus protection and Web filtering capabilities for HTTP and FTP traffic, and offers centralized policy management of multiple Web servers. Policies and filtering requirements can be administered not only per Symantec server, but also per user or group as defined in the management interface. Web Security 3.0 uses a proprietary scan-engine technology, Navex, for cross-platform monitoring for malicious code, and includes list-based URL filtering as well as a multilingual, context-sensitive, content-analysis tool in its Dynamic Document Review. Additionally, Symantec's Digital Immune System technology automatically delivers remedies to threatened machines. $14 per node.

Symantec Corp., (800) 441-7234, (541) 335-7000.

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