Intel, PC giants announce network security plans

IPSec method to prevent crime inside firewall

Intel is announcing what it claims is an end-to-end security network solution, in conjunction with IBM, Compaq, Microsoft and Entrust. The announcement, at Network+Interop in humid Atlanta, includes IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) products for PCs and servers, optimised for MS Win2000. Compaq and IBM will also include this technology in their products, with the aim of keeping corporate networks safe. The aim is to prevent access by individuals able to monitor Lan traffic. Intel claims that firewalls are not safe enough. Part of the protection will be chipsets from Intel which include the 82594ED network encryption processor. This will be built into adaptors and other devices during the course of this year. The device is intended to thwart crime within rather than without a corporate firewall. ®

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