Nortel has improved its Contivity VPN devices by adding routing capabilities, bandwidth management and a firewall, with the aim of producing an all-in-one gadget to cut down on installation and maintenance costs for customers.
Nortel announced three new low-end Contivity Secure IP Services gateways. The Contivity 1010, 1050 and 1100 are for small branch offices, home offices and small businesses with requirements for site-to-site or remote access VPN applications and for simple Internet connectivity.
The Contivity 1700 and 2700 are upgrades of the 1600 and 2600 models for mid-sized and large branch offices, doubling performance at the same price, according to the network equipment maker. The devices are priced between $1,000 (£686) and $1,500 (£1,000).