IOGEAR Lays Down the Law With BOSS [04-05-2004]
Provides a secure, centralized network server for the storage, maintenance and controlled access of all client case information and images.
Irvine, CA – April 6, 2003 – Lawyers no longer have to spend hours wading through stacks of paper files in order to find answers to support a case. IOGEAR, the connectivity and peripheral specialist, has introduced BOSS™ (Broadband Office Storage Server), a network server appliance that combines networking, secure Internet access and data storage in a single unit.
Ideal for small offices, BOSS is a simple and cost-effective hardware tool used to improve a small network. Law offices can use BOSS to store files, case information and personal client contact details which can be shared internally, and securely accessed remotely anywhere an Internet connection is available.
IOGEAR’s all-in-one solution integrates Network Attached Storage (NAS), a cable/DSL router and an Ethernet switch. BOSS also comes with a Firewall, built-in Virtual Private Networking (VPN) and secure FTP server capabilities.
BOSS shares DSL or cable modem connections to provide Internet access to all computers on a network. The appliance’s built-in NAS provides extra storage space on the network for backup, expansion, file-sharing and data management.
Many law firms need to store personal and confidential client information on the network and be able to securely access it from court or remote locations. To ensure that information is kept private and secure, BOSS offers advanced security features, including its Firewall and VPN. The Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall ensures an increased level of security and privacy. BOSS also acts as an FTP server, allowing users to securely and remotely access network files too large to email or store on portable media. The VPN provides mobile lawyers with a convenient and safe way to stay remotely connected to the network so support and reference materials are available to them 24/7.
BOSS is priced at $399.95 (MSRP) with 120GB storage capacity and $499.95 (MSRP) with 200GB. The product is available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets.
“Effective data management and storage is critical to any law firm. Smaller organizations need the same networking capabilities, such as Internet access, remote access, file-sharing and data storage, as their larger counterparts,” said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR, Inc. “IOGEAR’s BOSS gives smaller law firms a secure server appliance with all the functionality of corporate-level systems, at a fraction of the price.”
IOGEAR’s BOSS is compatible with PCs, Macs and other Internet Explorer compatible systems. The appliance functions on Microsoft Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS X and above. It comes with a CD for setup, quick start guide, power adapter, Ethernet cable and IOGEAR’s standard three-year warranty.
For further information on the company and its connectivity solutions, please visit www.iogear.com.