Access Away from the Office – Part 2: How To
ZyXEL adds SSL VPN Appliance, 3G router
ZyXEL today added an SSL gateway and mobile broadband router to its ZyWALL security product line.
The ZyWALL SSL-10 is an integrated SSL-VPN and Firewall appliance supporting 10 sessions in its base configuration and upgradeable to 25 sessions. Users have access to shared network resources through a single web page with user rights defined by login ID.
The product provides a customizable web portal that users can access through a standard Web browser to easily and securely access e-mail, applications, web servers and other resources on the remote network.
Verizon announces EVDO Rev A launch and USB modem
Verizon Wireless today announced it is launching its next-generation high-speed wireless broadband network in cities throughout the country.
Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, customers in the areas of upgraded coverage can expect "average download speeds of 450-800 Kbps and average upload speeds of 300-400 Kbps".
Access Away from the Office – Part 1: The Alternatives
Verizon rolls out EVDO Rev A card
Verizon Wireless and Sierra Wireless today announced that the Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 PC card for EVDO Revision A networks is now available for use with Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service. This is the first EVDO Revision A-compatible PC card to launch on the Verizon Wireless network.
HP and Cingular Wireless Introduce Global Mobile Broadband Notebook
HP and Cingular Wireless today announced availability of what is claimed to be the first notebook PC in the United States to feature built-in global mobile broadband capabilities.
HP said its Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC with integrated Cingular Wireless UMTS/HSDPA-based technology is the first notebook with a tri-band UMTS modem supporting data rates of up to 3.6 Mbps. It can access mobile broadband service in the United States via Cingular Wireless BroadbandConnect or high-speed EDGE services and in more than 115 countries where UMTS or GPRS/EDGE networks are available.
Sprint upgrades five cities to EVDO Rev A
Sprint made a flurry of announcements today saying it has upgraded its Power Vision Network to EV-DO Revision A technology in Boston, Hartford, Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh.
The company said that Power Vision users in upgraded markets should experience "significantly faster average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps (compared with 50-70 kbps of current EV-DO networks)". Sprint also said average download speeds should also increase to "450–800 kbps from 400-700 kbps".