October 16, 2008
Gatekeeper Pico and Gatekeeper Card Pro new protection for the MAC
The Gatekeeper Pico is a USB “mini-computer” running Linux, with 12 built-in security functions. It boots up automatically with the Mac, and includes a low-level driver that “hijacks” all network connections. Internet traffic is thus routed through the device before it reaches the Mac. The Gatekeeper Card Pro is designed for the MacBook Pro. It rests in the MacBook Pro’s ExpressCard slot and provides 12 security applications. It features a firewall, Snort Intrusion detection and Prevention systems, Sourcefire VRT-certified Snort rules, Kapersky anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and anti-phishing, Surf control Web content filtering, adaptive security policy, multi-layer security agent, Layer-8 security engine. The ExpressCard version includes a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client.
Gatekeeper Pico USB dongle will set you back approx $149 and the Gatekeeper Card Pro will cost you approx $199. Installation is as simple as plugging in Gatekeeper Pico USB dongle or inserting the Gatekeeper Card Pro to an empty ExpressCard slot.