HP is to extend the security of its ProCurve brand with new firewall and intrusion prevention products designed to help customers reduce the cost and complexity of security deployments.
As part of the ProActive Defense security portfolio, HP is introducing a new Threat Management Services Module, featuring firewall, virtual private network and intrusion prevention system functionality.
The company said that the module eliminates the need for a separate appliance by physically integrating into the HP ProCurve 8212 and 5400 Series switches.
HP also launched a ProCurve Manager Plus 3.0 management platform, which allows firms to configure and centrally manage user access to wired and wireless networks with a single-pane view of the entire network.
The platform features Network Immunity Manager 2.0, to help manage internal threat detection and response, and Identity Driven Manager 3.0, which allows network administrators to dynamically provision network access according to policies.
"The challenge facing firms with security is that it's a key investment, but on the opposite side there are strong constraints among customer budgets," said HP ProCurve security product manager Dominique Bonnotte.
"Network solutions should not be a threat for customers' bottom lines, so we're positioning these at a very attractive price point."
All products are slated for availability on 1 May and full pricing details can be found at HP's ProCurve security vision web site. As a guide, a 500-user licence for Identity Driven Manager 3.0 costs $5,499 (£3,750), while at the top end of the scale firms can expect to pay $19,599 (£13,374) for the Threat Management Services Module with a one-year intrusion prevention subscription service bundle.
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