Sun intros Linux VPN appliance
Check Point OEM gig
Sun Microsystems has teamed up with Check Point Software to develop the Sun LX50 VPN/Firewall appliance, based on Sun's recently launched Lintel server.
Based on the same hardware as Santa Clara, California-based Sun's LX50 Intel Corp processor-based Unix and Linux server, the new appliance features Redwood City, California-based Check Point's SecurePlatform, which combines its VPN-1/Firewall-1 software with a hardened version of the Linux operating system.
The LX50 VPN/Firewall appliance is due for release in January 2003 in North America and Japan. The technology will be delivered in a variety of models, with pricing starting at $3,300.