Asante's FriendlyNET Routers Piling Up Awards

Asante, makers of a wide variety of Macintosh compatible network equipment, has announced that their FriendlyNET line of routers and hubs has won awards from a variety of sources. As a testament to their Macintosh support, Asanteis FriendlyNET line is featured at the Apple Store online. According to Asante:

Asante Technologies is pleased to announce that its FriendlyNET? routers have now racked up 10 major awards and acclaim.

"These routers have won more awards than any other product in their class," commented Jim Hsia, Vice President of Marketing at Asante. "They not only received high ratings, but the highest in 7 major reviews. Weire exceptionally pleased with this user and market validation of our world-class routers."

10 Awards and Accolades! Some of the awards and glowing reviews include the following:

"Best Buy"--PC World "Our Best Buy is Asanteis FriendlyNET FR3004LC. Itis easier to configure than most of the competing routers, and it offers a back-up modem port and an integrated print server."

"Editorsi Choice"--CNET "The ability to share an Internet connection is enough to recommend the affordable Asante FriendlyNET router. But having an effective firewall plus modem and printer ports in the same package is the icing on the cake."

"Top rating: 4 mice"--Macworld "For price and features, the Asante FriendlyNET cable/DSL router is the best value."

"Full Stealth Mode!" (Highest Rating)--Shields Up! Test (Gibson Research) "One or more ports on this system is operating in FULL STEALTH MODE! Standard Internet behavior requires port connection attempts to be answered with a success or refusal response. Therefore, only an attempt to connect to a nonexistent computer results in no response of either kind. But YOUR computer [router] has DELIBERATELY CHOSEN NOT TO RESPOND (thatis very cool!), which represents advanced computer and port stealthing capabilities. A machine configured in this fashion is well-hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion - VERY SECURE."

"Overall rating: 95%-" "Stylish looks; highly configurable; reasonable price; DMZ option; printer server option; serial port for redundancy."

"Outstanding"--Macs Only "Asanteis FriendlyNET router is outstanding. It allows a broader set of connection protocols than the Linksys and Macsense routers."

"HIGHLY exciting"--Neoseeker "One of the most interesting broadband routers weive come across in person or in print. The built-in printer port is HIGHLY exciting because it suggests that we need not get a separate print server and still have the convenience of a dedicated network printer."

"Recommended"--Practically Networked "Fast! Built-in Windows print server; support dial-up WAN connection; flexible port range mapping with outbound triggers!"

"Very easy to use"--Web Techniques "Asante is configured via a Web interface--just point a browser at its IP address. I found the interface very easy to use. The features it supports are a good compromise between ease of use and security."

"One bad-ass feature"--Electic Tech "One of the things that caught us by surprise is a modem COM port that will call your dial-up ISP if your cable/DSL connection bites the dust. This is truly one bad-ass feature that I have yet to see on any router so far."

You can find more information, including complete product and price listings, at the Asante Web site.