In other VPN news, Altiga is announcing auto discovery, a feature that enables multiple Altiga Access Concentrators to automatically advertise the internal IP addresses at each site. That ability eliminates manual configuration when new concentrators or subnets are added to the VPN, Darling says.
Altiga also is announcing support for two public-key standards that will enable its VPN Concentrators to talk to more vendors' public-key infrastructure gear. The standards, known as PKCS7 and PKCS10, make it easier for Altiga's Concentrators to share encryption keys with gear made by other vendors.
NetScreen Technologies will introduce a new VPN apppliance called NetScreen-5 for branch offices. The device sits between branch-office LANs and branch-office WAN connections. NetScreen-5 provides a firewall, traffic shaping and IPSec tunneling. The device ships this week for $1,500.