V-ONE and NEC Computers Inc. Announce Agreement to Bundle SmartGate VPN in MobilePro Windows CE Devices
V-ONE's SmartGate VPN for Windows CE And NEC's MobilePro Handheld PC Devices Offer Business-Essential Mobile Security for the Enterprise
GERMANTOWN, MARYLAND, April 28, 2000 -- V-ONE® Corporation (Nasdaq: VONE), a leading provider of client/server Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), today announced the company has signed an agreement with NEC Computers Inc. in which NEC Computers will bundle V-ONE's SmartGate® VPN in each NEC MobilePro? device. By including VPN protection for NEC Computers' MobilePro Handheld PC Pros with Microsoft's Windows® CE operating system (Nasdaq: MSFT), the two companies are targeting specific sectors, most notably health care, to extend the enterprise with increased end user convenience, while providing extended functionality, mobility and security.
NEC Computers' line of MobilePro products extends the easy-to-use interface of Windows to handheld PCs and provides access to "pocket versions" of programs already familiar to users, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook® , PowerPoint® and Internet Explorer. MobilePro handheld PCs are becoming critical components of enterprise deployments today thanks to important features such as color touch-screens and real-time wireless capability.
SmartGate for Windows CE provides handheld PCs, connected wirelessly or via conventional network cables, protection for critical applications with a level of security that was previously available only for desktop and laptop PCs. SmartGate's mutual and two-factor authentication, fine-grained access control and Triple DES (Digital Encryption Standard) encryption allow an organization's most sensitive data to be shared securely with users in the field.
To provide widespread secure application access for mobile devices, SmartGate for Windows CE and NEC Computers' MobilePro handheld PCs work with the ICA® Client from Citrix® Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) that enables "thin client" computing. NEC Computers also includes the Citrix ICA client for Windows CE with all MobilePro Handheld PCs.
"The need for wireless application access protected with high security is strong and growing, particularly in important areas such as health care," said David D. Dawson, CEO of V-ONE Corporation. "As an example, physicians can use SmartGate for Windows CE to immediately access new lab test results, and change medications accordingly, from virtually anywhere. Together, V-ONE and NEC Computers enable enterprises to tap into the broad capabilities and convenience of handheld PCs without worrying about security."
"The popularity of handheld devices as enterprise deployments is growing steadily, and MobilePro is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this trend," said Duane Cowgill, Sr., Product Manager of MobilePro at NEC Computers. "Security is essential when accessing mission-critical information regardless of the device used, and adding SmartGate CE VPN security to MobilePro will make it an even more compelling enterprise solution."
About V-ONE Corporation
Providing enterprise-level network security protection since 1993, V-ONE Corporation's flagship product is SmartGate VPN, a client/server Virtual Private Network technology. Fortune 1000 corporations, health care organizations and sensitive government agencies worldwide use SmartGate for their integrated authentication, encryption and access control. With its patented client deployment and management capabilities, SmartGate is a compelling solution for remote access intranets and secure extranets for electronic business between trading partners. V-ONE is headquartered in Germantown, MD. Product and network security information, white papers and the company's latest news releases may be accessed via V-ONE's World Wide Web site at www.v-one.com.
About NEC Computers Inc.
NEC Computers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Computers International B.V., delivers mobile, desktop and server computing solutions to the commercial market in North America. For years, NEC's VersaÒ notebooks, PowerMate® desktops, NEC Express5800 servers and MobilePro handheld PCs have won awards in leading industry publications, including PC Computing, PC Magazine and Mobile Computing. NEC Computers Inc. focuses on the computing needs of the corporate market and sells systems primarily through the reseller channel. NEC Computers Inc. taps into the technological resources of NEC Corporation's extensive research and development facilities in Japan, where products are developed for the global marketplace. NEC Corporation holds the third largest number of patents in the world, and serves as the source of NEC Computers' technologically sophisticated products.
This release, other than historical financial information, may consist of forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ in a material way from actual future events. For instance, factors, which could cause results to differ from future events, include rapid rates of technological change and intense competition, among others. Readers are also referred to the documents filed by V-ONE Corporation with the SEC, specifically the Company's registration statement as filed on the last report on Form 10-K which identify important risk factors for the Company. V-ONE, SmartGate and "Security for a Connected World" are registered trademarks of V-ONE Corporation. NEC and PowerMate are registered trademarks of NEC Corporation and Versa is a registered trademark of NEC Technologies. All are used under license. Microsoft, Windows, Outlook and Powerpoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.