HEWLETT-Packard is to introduce a server that will act as a firewall, VPN and cache appliance running Microsoft security software.
The hardware vendor has announced that it will launch a ProLiant DL320 server powered by Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 suite. This is designed to protect applications against new and emerging threats, while delivering the flexibility of VPN, cache and firewall capabilities.
The venture was announced in a joint statement by the companies at the US round of Microsoft’s TechEd 2004 conference, which will be in New Zealand in August.
However, the device will only be released in August or September this year as ISA Server 2004 is still in the final production stage, and according to Lucas Searle, Microsoft New Zealand Windows Server System product manager, it will only be sold through the HP channel here.
“We share many channel partners, so there will be some duplication,” he adds.
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