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Submission + - DrayTek Vigor2820n Router Firewall Review (

serverguy writes: The DrayTek Vigor2820n is as secure as they come with its robust and comprehensive firewall features, this includes a new object-based firewall, stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall and DDoS Protection which also includes a DoS indicator LED on the front of the device. It also features Content Security Management (CSM) which includes a range of control features that allow you to restrict website access via whitelist/blacklist/specific sites and keywords, you can also prevent access to websites via IP address to prevent the common URL filtering work around, also included is the ability to block the downloading of certain file types such as .EXE / .BAT / .MP3 etc, you also get the ability to block the use of IM and P2P applications. Other standard security features but still worth mentioning include time of day based restrictions, Multi-NAT, DMZ Host, Port Redirection and Open Port Configuration, Policy Based Firewall, MAC address Filtering, IP Address Anti Spoofing and Email Alerts.Click here for the full story

Submission + - Cisco Introduces 61 New Products To The Line (

serverguy writes: Cisco Systems Inc. massively expanded its portfolio of collaboration technologies today, announcing 61 products, including a corporate-grade hosted e-mail system called Cisco WebEx Mail as well as a social networking application and a video system to help groups securely share video content and search capabilities.

The range of products shows Cisco's interest in integrating and expanding new video-related technologies with more traditional collaboration tools, such as instant messaging and presence, Cisco officials said. One new tool, called the Intercompany Media Engine, focuses on allowing companies to share business-to-business communications over any IP network.

The products are designed in part to make it easier for companies to incorporate content from video and other media produced on all kinds of devices, from expensive telepresence videoconferencing systems to handheld Flip video cameras , as well as photos and recordings taken from smartphones.

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