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Japanese MVNO acquires Linux security appliance vendor

Feb 17, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

A vendor of Linux-based network security and intrusion detection devices has been acquired by a major Japanese MVNO (mobile virtual network operator). Japan Communications Incorporated says that Arxceo's devices will help protect mobile VoIP (voice-over-IP) phone users, including… dual-mode handset users.

Arxceo markets Linux-based SMB firewall appliances, as well as small, Linux-based firewall devices the size of eyeglass cases (pictured above). The small devices are placed between wireless networks and corporate networks, and provide behavior-based intrusion detection and prevention, the company says.

MVNOs are companies that offer branded mobile services on leased mobile radio network infrastructure. JCI operates in Japan, with expanding operations in the US, it says.

The deal is valued at “up to $15M,” the companies say.

More information about Arxceo's IP Ally 100 can be found here.

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