First Look: AlphaShield Protection Device

By SmallBusinessComputing Staff
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Wayne N. Kawamoto
Managing Editor, www.smallbusinesscomputing.com

AlphaShield Inc. announced the launch of AlphaShield, an Internet privacy protection device that protects consumers and SOHO users with "always on" broadband Internet connections from outside security breaches. AlphaShield is a plug & play product that should require no set-up, no configuration and no maintenance and provide a high level of security.

The device is designed to conceal a computer's IP address from outsiders, maintain user control of information in and out of a PC and automatically disconnect a computer when there is no user activity.

More specifically:
- Stealth IP makes the computer invisible to others surfing the Internet by placing the IP address onto the AlphaShield which blocks unauthorized access.

- Real-time Packet Authorization (RPA) technology inspects all packets of information and allows only the requested inquiry to enter the computer.

- AlphaGAP technology stops malicious attacks directed to a computer through an intelligent disconnection/reconnection process.

Availability and Pricing
AlphaShield is available immediately for direct purchase on the company's Web site at www.alphashield.com, and through retail partners starting at $149.99 USD and $269.99 CAD.
This article was originally published on April 10, 2002

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