Brief: HP Plans Security Appliance

SAN MATEO (08/18/2000) - Suggesting that today's corporate firewalls may not provide adequate protection from hacker intrusions and DoS (denial of service) attacks, Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to begin offering what it calls "security appliances" sometime in 2001. According to Roberto Medrano, general manger for HP's Internet Security Solution Division, the HP security appliance will sit directly behind a company's existing firewall and in front of Web servers.

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