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New security device from Microsoft

Date: February 06, 2007

Today, Microsoft released another security product, as the company further seeks to protect the integrity of the Windows brand.

IAG (Intelligent Application Gateway) 2007 brings together a number of disparate Microsoft technologies into an integrated package, offering SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) VPN, a Web-application firewall derived from the July 2006 Whale Communications acquisition and Microsoft's ISA Server (Internet Security and Acceleration Server).

Celestix Networks and Network Engines will be the first OEM partners offering the software on network devices.

Andrew Jaquith, Yankee Group's program manager for Security Research, said partner conflict would be limited, more affecting midmarket vendors like Citrix and Juniper Networks than enterprise security software developers.

"It's not going to affect security competitors very much," Jaquith said. "Microsoft is really in the business of providing good default security options. They're going to provide an option for customers that are all-Microsoft or mostly all-Microsoft shops."

The approach leaves lots of headroom for companies with a longer history of expertise in selling security products to enterprises. Microsoft provides the basics because it wants "to protect the Windows brand," Jaquith emphasized.
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