Security software maker Symantec announced Monday a new line of drop-in network appliances to protect
companies against Internet attackers and to secure communications between offices.
Known as the Symantec Firewall/VPN Appliances, the three new products allow companies to add baseline security
to their branch offices and encrypt all data between the company and small-office networks connecting through a
virtual private network (VPN). A VPN uses encryption to securely connect two private networks over the Internet."