BALTIMORE, MD –April 11, 2005 –
Company’s 68th NIST Certification is Tops in Industry
SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFNT), setting the standard for information security, today announced that its entire line of SafeXcel™ security processors has received FIPS Cryptographic Module Validation from the U.S. Government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With 68 FIPS certifications for a variety of products and solutions, SafeNet now holds the most NIST certifications for FIPS cryptographic product validations in the industry.FIPS Certifications Required by Customers
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication to define Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. By regulation, all U.S. Government Agencies are required to use security solutions that are FIPS validated. The NIST standards are also affecting commercial requirements as well—many organizations in the private sector are now requiring their security solutions to be FIPS 140-1 or 140-2 validated. These validations give SafeNet a competitive edge over other vendors since FIPS 140-1 and 140-2 certifications are quickly becoming a requirement in many environments.SafeNet Holds the Most NIST Certifications in the Industry
The new award is SafeNet’s 68th NIST certification—significantly more than any other company.
"Our leadership in NIST certifications is a clear validation of SafeNet’s leadership and expertise in the security industry. We work hard to support our customers’ needs and these certifications are becoming a standard security requirement in both the government and commercial spaces," said Chris Fedde. "SafeNet has always built a reputation on solid security which is demonstrated through certifications. As we continue to build products for the high assurance security market, we base them on solid security technology that is designed to meet the appropriate FIPS and NSA and industry certifications."SafeXcel Security Processors Certification
"Security is often the most important factor in a customer’s decision to purchase new networking equipment, particularly in high performance, and high assurance enterprise government and financial industry products," said Henk Pruim, Vice President and General Manager for SafeNet’s OEM/Networking Division. "SafeNet takes security seriously, and we design our OEM products to ensure our customers can attain the certifications that are so critical to marketing competitive network security products."
Designed for use in low-end to high-end VPN appliances, the SafeXcel chips provide excellent performance/price ratios for networking equipment vendors. FIPS Cryptographic Module Validation allows products that use the SafeXcel co-processors to be deployed by federal agencies, including contracted service providers, and other organizations that require stringent security standards to protect sensitive information. For more information on SafeNet’s NIST-certified products please visit or on SafeNet’s SafeXcel line of chips, please visit SafeNet’s web site at www.safenet-inc.com
SafeNet Security Processors that are FIPS certified include SafeXcel-1141, 1741, 1840, 1841, and 1842.About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet is a global leader in information security. Founded more than 20 years ago, the company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. ARM, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Adobe, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and scores of other customers entrust their security needs to SafeNet. For more information, visit www.safenet-inc.com
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