BorderWare Releases New VPN Firewall Appliance

BorderWare SteelGate version 8.0 includes improved filtering capabilities and a new user interface

July 10, 2009

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Toronto and Irvine, TX " July 8, 2009 " BorderWare Technologies Inc. (, the global leader in network security and platform-based email, web, secure content and data loss prevention security solutions, today announced the availability of BorderWare SteelGate version 8.0. The newest version of their high-performance VPN firewall appliance offers superior security and filtering, advanced protection, enhanced support and performance, improved filtering capabilities, and a completely new user interface. The company also announced that global sales of BorderWare SteelGate have more than doubled in the last three years, while sales in North America quadrupled in the first half of 2009 over the same period in 2008.

"Now, more than ever, an effective firewall solution is one of the most pertinent security tools an organization can implement. It allows IT managers the peace-of-mind of a protected network so they can concentrate on proactive, day-to-day matters," said Shawn Eldridge, vice president, marketing and products, BorderWare Technologies. "The BorderWare SteelGate firewall solution is our flagship firewall product. More than 30 percent of customers have been using the product for nine years or longer, which is a true testament to the dependability of the solution."

BorderWare SteelGate version 8.0 includes the best-of-bread attributes seen in past versions and complements those with new features, including:

  • Standard based VLAN support on DMZ interfaces with ability to configure up to 16 interfaces per unit

    • Quality of Service (QoS) support through sharing output bandwidth in a fair manner between traffic flows

    • Enhanced packet filtering capabilities containing both source and destination interface

    • New, more intuitive Web user interface featuring ribbon-style menu with ability to unify behavior with BorderWare Security Platform

    • New dashboard with brief statistical summary of current activity for rapid assessment of system status

    • New IPsec VPN solution for enhanced support and performance

    • Advanced DNS security for enhanced protection against DNS cache poisoning

    • Support for SATA system and new SteelGate 360 appliance model

    • Updated S-CORE operating system

      In addition, the new version will continue to provide anti-malware, anti-virus, and anti-spyware protection, and integrates with the BorderWare ReputationAuthority, an effective reputation system that blocks and monitors email and Web traffic at the perimeter. The solution's unique architecture and ability to track multiple threat types in real-time, allows it to make a more informed and accurate decision about network traffic and provides security, flexibility, and high performance in a single solution.

      "The most popular security technology continues to be the gateway firewall VPN. It is the mainstay tool for protecting data and securing networks," said Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC. "Firewall VPNs have remained critical because they have continued to evolve with threats. Advanced features such as Borderware's ReputationAuthority, have been incorporated into the modern firewall VPN, allowing the products to handle complex threats and provide improved performance."

      BorderWare SteelGate 8.0 is currently available and is offered in multiple languages. For more information, visit

      About BorderWare BorderWare Technologies provides the leading global platform for email and Web secure content, data loss prevention and threat protection for enterprises, government and service providers. Its flagship product, the BorderWare Security Platform, empowers customers to protect against inbound threats and prevent outbound content leakage across email and Web applications " all in a single, easy-to-use and high-performance appliance. Included in both the BorderWare SteelGate network security appliance and the flagship Security Platform, the BorderWare ReputationAuthority is an in-the-cloud solution that rejects an industry-best up to 98.3% of unwanted email and Web traffic from entering the network, resulting in real savings. More about BorderWare products is available online at

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