updated 07:30 pm EDT, Mon October 13, 2008
Yoggie Mac security cards
Yoggie has introduced two new security devices for Mac computers, the Gatekeeper Pico and Gatekeeper Card Pro. Both contain complete mini-computer systems including a processor, memory, and secured operating system. The Pico version is roughly the size of a USB-key and connects through the USB port, while the Card Pro slides into an ExpressCard slot. Each will boot with the computer and hijack the network connections using a low-level driver, which routes internet traffic through the device first so an attack doesn't reach the host computer.
Both devices feature 12 security applications on dedicated hardware, offering an integrated stateful inspection firewall, Snort intrusion detection and prevention systems, Sourcefire VRT certified Snort rules, Kaspersky anti-virus and anti-spyware, Mailshell anti-spam and anti-phishing, content filtering, multi-layer security agent, Layer-8 security engine, and a VPN firewall on the card version.
The Gatekeeper Pico and Card Pro are priced at $150 and $200, respectively, and require Mac OS X 10.5.4 or higher. Customers who pre-order from Yoggie will receive an extra discount, and the devices are expected to ship early in December.
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