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October 25, 2007

BILLION expands its range of BiGuard IPSec VPN Security Appliances
High-grade 802.11g Dual-WAN Security Gateway for SMBs - BiGuard 50G

Billion Electric Co., Ltd. (Taiex: #3027) a major international network equipment and solution provider, announces its new security gateway, BiGuard 50G, to cater to Small to Medium Business (SMB) demand for Internet security. The BiGuard 50G boasts a dual-WAN gateway function that also delivers a secure wireless environment via a built-in 802.11g AccessPoint, allowing you to quickly and easily set up a wireless network for added office mobility. It supports load balancing and Auto Fail-over to keep always-on Internet sharing for SMBs. Powered by the next-generation CPU, the BiGuard 50G not only enhances its operating performance dramatically with up to 50 secure IPSec VPN tunnels, but also provides users with faster speed and more reliable VPN connections. For on-the-road users, the BiGuard 50G enables safe data transmission between the head office and remote sites.

In response to demand for data encryption and wireless network support, BILLION launches the BiGuard 50G to deliver a wireless environment and a multi-function network solution with IPSec VPN security for those small offices without a server room. The BiGuard IPSec VPN Security Appliance series includes BiGuard 2, BiGuard 10, and BiGuard 30. The new product, BiGuard 50G, both expands the product line of BiGuard IPSec VPN Security Appliances and offers a wireless network solution for SMBs.

The BiGuard 50G enables two Internet connections with integrated dual WAN ports. The Auto Fail-over feature can be configured for a second connection to ensure redundant connectivity when the primary line fails. The device also offers flexible WAN connectivity via Cable, XDSL, or FTTX for video conferencing, data transmission, VoIP and bandwidth-consuming applications. Load balancing provides the ability to distribute the outgoing traffic across the two connections, and meets growing business needs requiring more bandwidth and network scalability.

With the integrated 802.11g AP, the BiGuard 50G lets users set up a secure wireless environment and easy access with data encryption very quickly. Wireless Protected Access (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) and Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) support ensures high-level data protection and WLAN access control. The BiGuard 50G also includes rich firewall security features such as SPI, DoS attack prevention and URL content filtering to provide unparalleled protection for Internet access. Furthermore, the firewall function provides an e-mail alert service to notify you whenever an attack occurs.

In addition, the BiGuard 50G supports IPSec VPN and PPTP VPN protocols to ensure that data is transmitted securely among multiple sites, such as branch offices or remote dial-up. The VPN feature supports up to 50 simultaneous IPSec VPN tunnels and four simultaneous PPTP VPN tunnels. The user can manage the bandwidth and prioritize data transfer effectively with the Quality of Service (QoS) feature which gives full control over the traffic of any type of data. Thus, important data and bandwidth-consuming applications such as video conferencing, customer information or FTP sharing, can move through the router at instantaneous speed, even when there is a heavy load. The speed for inbound and outbound data passed through the router can be controlled to ensure that users do not saturate the bandwidth with their browsing activities.

Key features

‧ Dual-WAN ports to keep your Internet connection always online
‧ Inbound and Outbound Load Balancing for bandwidth optimization and network resilience
‧ 802.11g Wireless AP with WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK support
‧ Policy-based traffic management
‧ Supports up to 50 IPSec VPN tunnels
‧ Supports up to four PPTP VPN tunnels
‧ Four LAN ports
‧ SIP pass-through for Voice over IP protocol
‧ Robust firewall security to protect office network
‧ E-mail alert and logs of attack
‧ Quality of Service (QoS) control
‧ DMZ support for public servers to be visible to the outside world
‧ Easy-to-use Web interface

 

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About Billion

Billion Electric Co. Ltd. (Taiex: 3027), based in Taiwan, was founded in 1973. It is one of the leading providers of network equipment and power supply products in the Asia Pacific rim. Since its Communication Division was established in 1992, Billion has reinforced its investment in developing next generation network equipment and Internet access devices for home users, telecommuters, and SME users. Billion has been accorded a number of honors for its networking products and has acquired a considerable customer base across Europe, America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific markets. For more information, please visit www.billion.com.

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