Nokia says its release of a $700 firewall means its security platform can now cover every market segment, from the desktop to the data centre.
New Zealand sales manager Trevor Holland says the Finnish company has for years sold firewalls at the top end of the market, to telcos like Vodafone, AT&T and WorldCom. The $700 IP30, announced in April in Singapore, is aimed at organisations with 10 or fewer seats.
Companies wanting a firewall, he claims, would often first look to CheckPoint for reasons of quality, but price reasons would force them to look at other products.
Holland says the IP30, which is made in the US, comes with software from CheckPoint installed in a 2.5cm box. Nokia says the IP30 supports typical connection types at small offices such as DSL and is particularly appropriate for small offices that generally lack local IT resources to support and maintain a secure network environment.
Nokia sells its internet products through Tech Pacific. The company’s internet division employs two out of the phone giant’s 150 staff in New Zealand.