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Palm-sized Linux gadget secures Windows laptops

Jan 18, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Yoggie Security Systems is now shipping its credit-card-sized, Linux-based security device for mobile and remote workers. The Yoggie Gatekeeper Pro is said to offer in-depth enterprise-level protection for PCs operated outside of corporate computing environments, regardless of what OS is… running on the PC.

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The venture-funded Israeli startup announced the Yoggie Gatekeeper in September. The device is based on an XScale PXA270 processor and has two Ethernet ports. It runs sophisticated firewall, VPN, and monitoring software on a hardened Linux kernel, according to Yoggie.


Yoggie's “13-layer” security architecture

Among other sophisticated features, the device logs intrusion attempts.
CEO Shlomo Touboul reports that during its beta testing by about 60 companies, “the Yoggie Gatekeeper Pro stopped 125,077 security threats, 16,827 attempts to break its firewall rules, 100,898 intrusion attempts, and thousands of viruses and spyware attacks, including hundreds of new attacks not listed in current anti-virus signatures. These attacks were rejected by the Yoggie Gatekeeper Pro before they reached the Windows operating system.”

Availability

The Yoggie Gatekeeper Pro is available now, direct from Yoggie, priced at $220, including a year of security upgrades. Security upgrade subscriptions will be priced at $40/year.

A similar device from Arcxeo is also available.


 
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