MELBOURNE, Fla., April 06, 2011 – AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of security and identity management solutions, today announced that ZyXEL Communications has chosen its QuickSec™ IPsec Server toolkit to enhance security in its ZyWALL Series of network security appliances. Taiwan-based ZyXEL, one of the world’s leading Internet solutions providers particularly with a strong position in security solutions, will integrate QuickSec Server IP security (IPsec) in a broad range of new network products that secure end-to-end communication between clients and the gateways.
AuthenTec’s QuickSec Server provides the robust, scalable, carrier grade security needed to handle up to a million secure VPN tunnels between clients and a ZyXEL gateway simultaneously. QuickSec Server supports multiple standards and client platforms, making the ZyWALL Series of security, firewall and unified threat management (UTM) appliances compatible with current and emerging standards and client devices.
ZyXEL products integrate AuthenTec’s QuickSec Server into ZyWALL USG Series of unified security gateways. These products work seamlessly with AuthenTec’s QuickSec Clients, such as smartphones, to ensure secured end-to-end VPN solutions. This is especially important nowadays when mobile communications comprise a large percentage of network applications.
“We chose AuthenTec’s QuickSec Server for our ZyWALL series of security, firewall, and UTM appliances because it provided an easy integration path without compromising security robustness, compatibility or performance commonly associated with competing VPN offerings,” said Alpha Chen, VP of Enterprise Solutions Business Unit at ZyXEL. “Through our collaboration with AuthenTec we receive strong technical support and a field proven solution that’s scalable and supports current and emerging standards.”
“Our QuickSec Server offering was a great fit for ZyXEL since their security appliances serve such a broad range of users, from small offices/home offices (SOHOs) to larger enterprises,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, AuthenTec Vice President of Embedded Security Solutions. “QuicksSec is part of the growing security and identity management offerings that provide security from the smartphone and mobile platforms all the way to the servers and gateways in the cloud. We were pleased that ZyXEL chose our proven QuickSec Server solution which enhances security, performance and standards compatibility to help ensure that their ZyWALL series of products provide many years of dependable use.”
QuickSec Server Toolkit is a complete IPsec development toolkit that provides carrier-grade IPsec VPN solution for networking device developers and equipment OEMs. QuickSec Server Toolkit enables robust and standards-compliant authentication, confidentiality, and data integrity for security gateways, routers and network servers. Fully interoperable with QuickSec and other standards-based clients, the server toolkit includes latest IKEv2 as well as MOBIKE for mobile VPN client support. QuickSec Server Toolkit supports wide range of platforms such as Linux 2.6, MontaVista Linux, Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP, Microsoft Windows Server, WindRiver VxWorks, and many other operating systems through the portability layer. With hundreds of proven OEM implementations, QuickSec provides the advanced levels of protection, reliability, and performance mandated by OEM customers and industry standards.
AuthenTec is the world’s #1 provider of fingerprint sensors, identity management software, and embedded security solutions. AuthenTec solutions address enterprise, consumer and government applications for a growing base of top tier global customers. Already shipped on hundreds of millions of devices, the Company's smart sensor products, software and embedded security solutions are used virtually everywhere, from the PC on your desk to the mobile device in your hand to the server in the cloud. AuthenTec offers developers and users secure and convenient ways to manage today's rapidly evolving digital identities and security needs. For more information, visit www.authentec.com.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is the world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, Small-Medium sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions. For more information, please visit www.zyxel.com.