D-Link DFL-CPG310 Wireless Firewall/VPN Security Appliance

D-Link Updated: 2008-10-06 RSS
D-Link DFL-CPG310 Wireless Firewall/VPN Security Appliance

D-Link® introduces the NetDefend™ secured by Check Point® line of Firewall/VPN Security Appliances. With the growing concerns over network security and increasing emphasis on protecting customer privacy, D-Link's NetDefend secured by Check Point line of security appliances provide the assurance of dedicated network security in a single device.

These security appliances deliver unified threat management for small and medium businesses that require maximum security with limited device administration. NetDefend secured by Check Point security appliances offer advanced, adaptable, all-in-one security at cost-effective prices, delivering integrated firewall, VPN, antivirus, content filtering, and upgrade services. With NetDefend handling your network security, devote more time to your core business.

Proven Check Point Technology
The NetDefend secured by Check Point series of hardware-based VPN firewalls are designed to deliver advanced performance and comprehensive security in a single, easy-to-deploy solution. NetDefend secured by Check Point firewalls provide complete protection using Check Point's patented Stateful Inspection technology. These single-box solutions use the same firewall technology that keeps 97% of Fortune 500 companies safe and secure.

Check Point's Stateful Inspection technology monitors and blocks attacks on your network. This firewall technology based on INSPECT, protects your network and all devices on it by implementing rules that allow or deny access to them. It delivers greater protection against hackers than packet filter or Network Address Translation-based firewalls by thoroughly examining and retaining information contained in data packets. These security appliances automatically determine whether communication attempts are legitimate, making your network safe from attacks.

Active Intelligence for Active Threats
Check Point Application Intelligence technology allows the NetDefend Security Appliance to block denial of service (DoS) attacks, detect protocol anomalies, limit application ability to carry malicious data and control application-layer operations. These mechanisms aid proper usage of Internet resources, such as instant messaging, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing and File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and allow you to block questionable traffic and ensure that your bandwidth is used in the most efficient and secure way possible.

These firewall appliances block viruses at the network perimeter, providing protection to all the PCs in your network, even if they do not have all the latest patches and updates installed. And since new threats and exploits are found daily, the firewall is the most important line of defense for your business. Using an antivirus service at the gateway allows you to have a single point of control for blocking viruses before they enter your network. The antivirus policy setup provides a simple and quick way to define which communications should be scanned. By incorporating a gateway antivirus in parallel with desktop antivirus software, you can assure protection against zero-hour virus outbreaks and provide an additional layer of protection against viruses that have yet to be created.

Secure Remote User Access
Road warriors and telecommuters can securely access the office network using the VPN capabilities of the NetDefend secured by Check Point series. These products offer secure remote access and management while also providing secure LAN access using the highly secure IPSec VPN protocol. The integrated IPSec VPN server not only allows secure encrypted communications from the Internet, but also allows LAN (WLAN) clients the ability to maximize network security by forming IPSec tunnels to the device. These appliances include Check Point's VPN-1® SecuRemote™ software for installation on client devices to access the network.

As your business expands and VPN usage increases, the NetDefend secured by Check Point Security Appliance has the ability to upgrade the allowed number of concurrent users. User support may be incrementally increased all the way to an unrestricted state, ensuring that these security appliances can grow with your business, providing secure remote access now and for years to come.

Designed to Improve Operating Efficiency
Keeping your network up and running is critical to your business' operating efficiency. To address this need, NetDefend secured by Check Point firewalls feature dual WAN ports for failover support. Since the Internet Service Provider (ISP) connection can sometimes be the weakest link, the dual WAN ports can be used to support a backup broadband or dial-up ISP connection (external modem required), in case of connection failures.

The NetDefend firewalls log information on attempted attacks and displays it in an easy- to-follow, color-coded report. This provides power capabilities that enable you to see the IP address from which an attack originated. A “Who Is” utility enables you to identify an IP address's owner, giving you Internet “caller ID” capability. In addition, the security appliances provide built-in traffic monitoring and packet capture tools that provide the means for controlling and monitoring incoming and outgoing traffic to ensure efficient utilization of your broadband connection.

Customized to Suit Your Business
The NetDefend's simple web-based management enables you to secure your business in minutes. After accessing the setup wizard, you can select one of three pre-set firewall policies (high, medium, or low) or create your own custom security policy. Either way, the setup wizard quickly takes you through the steps of policy creation. Your security rules are as flexible as your business needs dictate – and you can change them at any time and from any place – using a variety of remote management options.

The NetDefend Security Appliance also includes Traffic Shaper, a comprehensive bandwidth management Quality of Service (QoS) system that enables the administrator to fully control the traffic flow, by assigning weighted priorities, limits, and guaranteed bandwidth for different types of traffic. Improve the quality of time-sensitive applications such as VoIP or videoconferencing.

Active Vigilance
For effective protection against new and evolving threats, your network's security solution must be kept up to date. You can update software automatically, with no user interaction required, by subscribing to Check Point's Security Services. The services not only keep your software and virus definitions up to date, but also generate monthly security reports that provide in-depth information on traffic, firewall activity, antivirus activity, and more. A limited-trial period is included with the purchase of a NetDefend secured by Check Point Security Appliance.

In addition to software updates, a Check Point subscription can also enable web filtering and Dynamic DNS. Web filtering allows you to increase productivity and reduce network exposure to Internet threats by limiting access to inappropriate content. Additionally, a Dynamic DNS service provided by Check Point's Security Service allows you to use an easy-to-remember web address for your device. This provides customers, partners, and employees access to key resources via VPN without having to know an ever-changing IP address.

You can choose a variety of services and packages to add functionality to your NetDefend firewall. They range from the basic service, which includes product support, software updates, and Dynamic DNS service, all the way up to the PowerPack, which includes multiple license upgrades for VPN connections, site tunnels, VPN throughput, firewall throughput, advanced QoS, support for VLAN tagging and more.Regardless of your network demands, the NetDefend secured by Check Point line of Firewall/VPN Security Appliances can adapt to your business needs.

Wireless and Print Server Functionality
The DFL-CPG310 model adds secure WLAN access via its built-in 802.11b/g access point, featuring D-Link 108G technology. WLAN deployments in office environments typically open up the private network to anyone possessing a wireless card and a little expertise. The DFL-CPG310 model isolates WLAN and LAN traffic to prevent unauthorized access to LAN resources through the WLAN interface. Add on top of this the latest WPA security mechanisms and the ability to run IPSec over wireless, and the DFL-CPG310 becomes very attractive to those looking to deploy a secure WLAN to augment their secure LAN. In terms of compatibility, the integrated access point can service 802.11b, 802.11g, and D-Link 108G WLAN clients with ease. The DFL-CPG310 also adds a built-in print server, enabling any USB-enabled printer to become a wireless network printer to save you the investment in a more expensive network printer or a standalone print server.