BALTIMORE, MD – August 5, 2002 – SafeNet (Nasdaq: SFNT), a leading provider of Internet security technology that is the de facto standard in the VPN industry, today announced that NEC Solutions America, has licensed SafeNet's leading VPN remote access client, SoftRemote®. NEC Solutions America will resell SoftRemote to its customers for wireless LAN (WLAN), 802.11, and handheld security applications.
NEC Solutions America chose SafeNet SoftRemote because it provides the best security for "always on" connections--offering users security for internal WLAN security. SoftRemote offers the most complete security since it is bundled with a personal firewall, constantly protecting users who are inside a corporate WLAN, as well as those who access wireless points remotely from various locations.
"SoftRemote offers complete IPSec compliance, 802.11 security, and a personal firewall for 'always on' security support. NEC is confident with SafeNet's security technology to help protect our enterprise customers with necessary software to secure their mobile products," said Larry Miller, vice president and general manager for NEC Solutions (America) Inc., Mobile Solutions Division.
SoftRemote VPN software is the industry leading secure remote access product on the market today. An IPSec encryption, authentication, and personal firewall client software that secures client-to-gateway or client-to-client communications, SoftRemote has been licensed by industry leading companies including Cisco Systems, RSA Security, WorldCom, Netscreen, and WatchGuard. Built with SafeNet's widely deployed SecureIP Technology™, SoftRemote is distributed in a variety of forms including SoftRemotePDA™ for the Palm OS, and SoftRemoteLT, a streamlined version of SoftRemote.
"We are very pleased to add NEC Solutions America to the list of industry leading companies who have chosen SoftRemote to answer the growing remote access security needs of their customers," said Anthony Caputo, Chairman and CEO of SafeNet. "NEC is a leading provider of mobile solutions for the enterprise and now will add industry standard security by distributing SecureIP Technology to their customer base."
About NEC Solutions (America), Inc., Mobile Solutions Division
Mobile Solutions is a division of NEC Solutions (America), Inc., a leading provider of business solutions and services for the high-end commercial and professional markets in North America. As an affiliate of NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.l), NEC Solutions America supplies customized technology solutions, including presentation systems, enterprise computing products, biometric and information security solutions, advanced eBusiness integration systems, and professional IT/IS services. Information about NEC Solutions America can be found at http://www.necsolutions-am.com/mobilesolutions .
About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFNT) has set the industry standard for virtual private network (VPN) technology and secure business communications. With more than 18 years experience in developing, deploying, and managing network security systems for the most security-conscious financial institutions and government organizations around the world, SafeNet's proven technology has emerged as the de facto industry standard for VPNs. SafeNet created the first Internet VPN system, which has evolved into the only encryption platform to meet every security need in every product category. SafeNet security solutions, based on SecureIP Technology™, and part of the CGX Security Platform, have become the products of choice for leading Internet infrastructure manufacturers, service providers, and security vendors. With SafeNet securing the infrastructure of today's e-business communications as well as leading the way in government Homeland and classified data security, the company has opened new markets for interoperable, secure, and deployable VPN communications. Commercial customers include Texas Instruments, Microsoft, Samsung, Centillium Communications, ARM, and Cisco Systems. Government customers include U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the Social Security Administration. For more information, visit http://www.safenet-inc.com/ .
Editor's Note: SafeNet and SoftRemote are registered trademarks and SecureIP Technology is a trademark of SafeNet, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.