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HP unveils spate of Net offerings

Hewlett-Packard today made a number of announcements to raise its network profile.

Hewlett-Packard today made a number of announcements to gain visibility in the Internet access and intranet markets.

HP announced completion of its broadband Internet access system, which is scheduled to be used by cable and telecommunications companies in the second half of 1996. The service, called HP Broadband Internet Delivery System, offers high-speed Internet access to home users at speeds up to 1,000 times faster than telephone connections, according to company officials.

HP also plans to carry Motorola's CyberSURFR cable modem, which offers speeds of up to 30 mbps in the downstream path and up to 768 kbps in the upstream. HP also offers its QuickBurst modem as part of the system, which was designed for service providers with 500 to 100,000 subscribers.

HP also announced its Praesidium Authorization Server, the first product to come out of its line of security products and solutions. The product assigns access privileges to each user within private networks such as intranets to prevent computer fraud.

The server also allows companies to centralize and custom-tailor computer authorization. The Praesidium Authorization Server ranges in price from $30,000 to $50,000 and is available now, according to HP officials.