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WebTrends, NetScreen Deliver VPN System

NetScreen Technologies, a leading developer of integrated security appliances, and WebTrends Corp. Tuesday announced a joint marketing partnership to provide solutions for firewall and VPN management.

The alliance combines NetScreen's integrated firewall, VPN and traffic shaping appliance with WebTrends reporting and analysis solutions to deliver real-time reporting capabilities of network security log files, the firms said. They will begin bundling of trial evaluations of WebTrends for Firewalls and VPNs v1.2 with NetScreen's version 1.6 of its NetScreen-10 and NetScreen-100 security appliances as the first step of the partnership.

NetScreen's security appliance is designed to enable real-time delivery of security log files. It will deliver all data recorded by the firewall or VPN in real time to WebTrends' embedded syslog server, from which administrators can then easily and immediately run reports.

"Security logs are really only of value when the network administrator can review their reports quickly and easily, and immediately make changes when required," said Robert Thomas, president and chief executive officer of NetScreen. "The WebTrends software with NetScreen's real-time enabled system delivers this value."