Sun has created a new Network Security Products Group (NSPG) to try and bolster its position in the Internet/intranet marketplace.
The new unit resides within the company?s SunSoft software division, which will see some 25 per cent of this year?s marketing budget spent on promoting its new offspring and related product set.
Guy Martin, Northern European marketing manager for the new unit, said: ?Security is one of the key areas of focus for our organisation and we intend to provide end-to-end security solutions for the enterprise. It?s core to our strategy for bringing Webtone to the desktop, that is making the Internet as reliable and easy to use as a telephone. To do that you need security.?
NSPG has a worldwide team of several hundred looking after research, development and marketing for Sun?s Solstice product set, an umbrella term for its network management products. Also included are its encryption offerings and perimeter defence products such as firewalls.
Sun is positioning its product line at the Internet, intranet and extranet marketplace and is attempting to be seen as a legitimate cross-platform supplier.
To coincide with the creation of its new unit, it has just added three new offerings to the family.
SunScreen EFS and SPF are new firewalls, which are due to ship in July, costing from $1,500 for 25 users to $15,000 for an umlimited number.
Solstice Security Manager enables users to undertake a single, secure sign-on from heterogeneous clients, servers and workstations. It provides authentication and integrity checking and was spawned from Sun?s development work with Dynasoft. The product will ship in July and ranges from $2,000 to $250,000.
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