Apani Announces New Network Security Appliances

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Apani®, a leading global provider of identity-aware network security solutions, today announces the release of its EpiGuard network security appliance product line. EpiGuard appliances function in concert with Apani’s EpiForce® Security Software suite to fully protect your network environment. EpiGuard appliances provide the same encryption, segmentation and identity aware access and control capabilities as EpiForce software agents. EpiForce provides security to every node within the network environment, regardless of operating system, platform, or application.

Three models of EpiGuard Network Security Appliances are available:

EpiGuard Work Group: Network data protection appliance for client systems, point-of-sale(POS) systems, network printers and scanners, industrial equipment, and other remote devices.

EpiGuard Data Center I: Network data protection appliance for server and data processing equipment (e.g., payment card or health record processing systems), edge-of-responsibility gateway protection, workstations, and legacy server applications.

EpiGuard Data Center II: Network data protection appliance for enterprise server and data processing equipment (e.g., payment card or health record processing systems), edge-of responsibility gateway protection, and mainframe applications.

EpiGuard security appliances, paired with Apani's EpiForce software security suite, can be used to limit access to payment card data, personal health information (PHI) and other private information through logical security zones and policy based encryption of data in motion. This effectively limits the scope of audits and reduces overall costs. EpiGuard protects network devices, workgroups, and network elements as an alternative to EpiForce software Agents. Some of the elements that can be protected by EpiGuard are:

  • Mission-critical servers requiring network security protection
  • Transaction Gateway Routing Equipment
  • Third-party managed or third-party owned servers
  • Point-of-Sale (POS) Devices
  • Printers and scanners
  • Entities at the boundary between internal and external security responsibility
  • Legacy Server Systems

You can find additional information about EpiGuard at http://apani.com/Products/EpiForce/epiguard.html.

About EpiForce
Apani EpiForce security software allows an organization to create an identity-aware network that protects data and network communications by isolating users, physical/virtual systems and critical data into logical security zones, regardless of system platform or physical location. Access to zones is based on policy and traffic is selectively encrypted. Policy is persistent, enabling resources to be relocated without compromising security. EpiForce is a distributed, centrally-managed solution that is transparent to users and applications—making it quicker to deploy and less costly to manage than a hardware-centric solution. EpiForce provides flexibility and efficiency not available with a traditional network security solution.

About Apani
Apani is a leading provider of network segmentation and encryption of data-in-motion for large enterprises, protecting an organization’s internal network and business-critical data from internal and external threats. Working to provide an evolutionary improvement in efficiency, flexibility, manageability and total costs of ownership, Apani technology is used by many leading Fortune 500 companies. Apani is headquartered in Brea, Southern California, with sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan. More information about the company may be found at http://www.apani.com.


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