California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 37, No. 3
April-May, 1997

Internet Products Launches the InterGate Solution

Servers: New models feature Pentium and Pentium Pro CPUs and advanced capabilities.

Dan Shahbazi, Internet Products, Inc.

Internet Products, Inc. recently announced the release of the 5200 and 6200 series InterGate Solution, two new plug-and-play Internet server models that feature Pentium and Pentium Pro technology along with enhanced data protection capabilities.

The 5200 series InterGate Solution harnesses a Pentium processor, and a Pentium Pro processor powers the 6200 series Internet server. Each device includes RAID disk mirroring and redundant power supply options. According to company president Farley Stewart, the new InterGate Solution offers a more robust hardware configuration with the added benefit of data and power protection.

"Disk mirroring," Stewart said, "gives our customers an automated way to store data twice on InterGate to ensure that the possibility of data loss is no longer a factor. "We have also incorporated a redundant power supply to further enhance InterGate as a high availability server."

Internet Products has begun manufacturing the new models in preparation for increased demand from the educational market. "The new models give our educational customers more power and protection for their Internet connections," Stewart added. "Pair this with 12 Internet services that are integrated in the InterGate Solution, and we have successfully bridged the past with the future of Internet server technology."

Each InterGate Solution model includes pre-installed InterGate version 2.5 software, which provides COEs, districts and schools with a Web-based management interface to administer to each Internet service in a point-and-click environment.

The server incorporates Web, E-mail, DNS, FTP, News and Dial-up servers. It also includes performance enhancing Web site proxy and caching, which help to reduce an organization's Internet access costs. Additionally, security features are integrated that provide firewall filtering, Web site access filtering and remote dial-in authentication.

Internet Products released the first InterGate in 1993 and was the first company to develop a plug-and-play Internet server. Since then, according to Stewart, the company has successfully grown to become the premier source of Internet server technology for the California educational community.

Dan Shahbazi is Public Relations Manager for Internet Products, Inc., and may be reached by telephone at (619) 576-4100 x 100 or by FAX at (619) 576-4111. His e-mail address is .

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