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Lucent Technologies Enhances VPN/Firewall Network Security Solution With Platform for Small and Medium Enterprises

Lucent Technologies Enhances VPN/Firewall Network Security Solution With Platform for Small and Medium Enterprises

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Gartner Security Summit in Washington D.C., today Lucent Technologies announced the latest member of its firewall and virtual private network (VPN) security appliances portfolio -- the VPN Firewall Brick(R) 50 IP services platform.

Designed by Lucent's R&D arm, Bell Labs, this new network security device was specifically developed for the small to medium enterprise and delivers the performance, flexibility, capabilities and price point required to protect corporate networks and ensure seamless and secure remote access by satellite offices, telecommuters and business travelers.

"This new member of Lucent's award-winning VPN Firewall portfolio gives the small to medium enterprises a carrier-grade Bell Labs-developed platform at a price point and in a configuration uniquely suited for their needs," said Carlos Solari, vice president of Bell Labs Security Research Center and the head of Lucent's corporate security strategy team. "This device is designed to provide network managers with a cost-effective solution enabled by a best- in-class security appliance that stretches an enterprise's investment dollars through both immediate cost savings and advanced features that streamline ongoing operational and management costs."

In a compact chassis, Lucent's Brick 50 delivers integrated high-speed firewall functionality, quality of service bandwidth optimization, site-to- site and remote access virtual private network services, virtual LAN (VLAN) and virtual firewall capabilities, and a powerful IPSec software client for remote users. The solution also features robust protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks through SYN flood protection, intelligent cache management, and strict TCP and IP packet validation.

The new device, as with all Lucent firewall systems, runs on a Bell Labs- developed secure operating system and can be centrally administered using the Lucent Security Management Server management tool.

The VPN Firewall Brick 50 features 195 Mbps of firewall performance, 75 Mbps of 3DES (Data Encryption Standard), VPN performance, and 60 Mbps of AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) performance due to a new hardware assisted encryption engine. The platform also features three 10/100 Ethernet ports and concurrently supports up to 1,000 simultaneous VPN tunnels, 4,094 VLANs and 50 virtual firewalls.


The VPN Firewall Brick 50 is currently available directly from Lucent or through authorized resellers and distributors for a suggested list price of $895.

Lucent VPN/Firewall Portfolio Overview

A winner of numerous industry awards, the Lucent VPN Firewall portfolio is used to secure various government, enterprise and service provider networks throughout the world. Service Providers globally utilize the advanced features and centralized management facilities as a cost effective solution to offer managed security and VPN services to their customers.

The Lucent VPN Firewall portfolio was designed from the start to be a highly secure, fully redundant and centrally managed security solution that provides customers with improved security, less operations downtime, and considerably lower operational expenses over traditional firewall solutions.

The product portfolio features include: - Full-featured bridging: enables stealthy, depth-of-defense security that conventional router-based firewalls cannot match. - Advanced security safeguards: denial-of-service attack protection; high- speed content security; premium authentication services, with low occurrences of reported advisories or vulnerabilities and no backdoors. - High-performance packet processing: supports up to 4 million simultaneous sessions, 1,000 virtual firewalls, and 7,000 VPN tunnels. - Ultra-thin, highly secure operating system: Bell Labs-developed software has proven to be virtually impenetrable to hacker attacks; frees memory for packet processing, policy management. - Plug-and-play deployment: implement secure mission-critical applications without costly, time-intensive network reconfiguration - Low ownership costs: no ongoing feature-licensing expenses; easy installation, management and upgrades save IT staff time and effort; high-performance, high-capacity features reduce the need to purchase additional equipment. - Simplified management: unique client/server design; centralized staging, real-time monitoring and no-touch management of all VPN, security and service-quality assurance capabilities via scalable, proven LSMS - Virtual firewall and VLAN support: easily assign and enforce security policies for diverse user groups. - Granular bandwidth management: maximize service quality via flexible class-based queuing (CBQ) technology, server-level and user-level limits and guarantees. - Carrier-grade reliability: native high-availability architecture with no single point of failure. About Lucent Security Solutions

As Lucent delivers on the promise of next-generation IP communications, one of its top priorities is to ensure reliability and security of the global communications networks and the people who use them. To support this goal Lucent offers a comprehensive and integrated security portfolio and architecture that integrates best in class dedicated security products, network solutions that are security-hardened, professional consulting services, managed security services - as well as promoting industry standards around network security such as the ITU X.805 and ISO/IEC 18028-2 standards. All of these solutions are tightly integrated in Lucent's offerings and are based on cutting edge security research led by Bell Labs, Lucent's award- winning R&D research institution.

About Bell Labs

Bell Labs, the R&D division of Lucent Technologies, is the leading source of new communications technologies. It has generated more than 30,000 patents since 1925 and has played a pivotal role in inventing or perfecting key communications technologies, including transistors, digital networking and signal processing, lasers and fiber-optic communications systems, communications satellites, cellular telephony, electronic switching of calls, touch-tone dialing, and modems. Bell Labs scientists have received eleven Nobel Prizes in Physics, nine U.S. National Medals of Science and eight U.S. National Medals of Technology(R). For more information about Bell Labs, visit its Web site at

About Lucent Technologies

Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent's customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit

Lucent Technologies

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