updated 11:00 am EDT, Mon May 24, 2004
F5 Networks today announced a new Mac-compatible version of , its SSL-based VPN solution with complete cross-platform support. "Unlike its competitors, who limit Macintosh and Linux users to web and other TCP-based applications, F5 delivers a multi-platform solution offering full network access to any IP-based application. With FirePass Controller, remote Macintosh and Linux users can securely connect to the corporate network and access client/server, voice over IP, and other applications as if they were locally connected." It will be available in June 2004 as a software upgrade for all FirePass 1000 and 4000 controllers (pricing starts at $10,000).