BALTIMORE, Maryland — January 27, 2004— SafeNet (NASDAQ: SFNT), a leading provider of private and public network security solutions that set the standard for securing virtual private and wide area networks, today announced that Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has broadened its license of SafeNet Intellectual Property, SafeXcel™ IP.
"We are pleased to improve and expand our existing relationship with TI, the leader in wireless semiconductor shipments. As a leader in many consumer segments, that also demand higher levels of security and performance, TI provides a great opportunity for SafeNet to expand our security technology in these markets" said David Potts, Senior Vice President and General Manger of SafeNet's Embedded Security Division.
TI previously licensed SafeNet's intellectual property to deploy within its OMAP™ platform in 2.5 and 3G wireless devices. Security has become a critical component for many consumer applications, such as personal audio and video players, wireless phones and PDA's, set-top boxes, broadband appliances, networking, and automotive applications. These embeddable security blocks are used to accelerate security functions in different applications alleviating the processing burden off of other main components within the system.
"SafeNet is a strong supplier of security intellectual property. We have expanded our license to use SafeNet IP to include additional product groups," said Paul Werp, Worldwide Marketing Director for TI's OMAP platform.
About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFNT), a leading provider of private and public network security solutions, has set the industry standard for VPN technology and secure business communications and offers the only encryption platform for both WAN and VPN networks. With more than 20 years experience in developing, deploying, and managing network security systems for the most security-conscious government, financial institutions, and large enterprise organizations around the world, SafeNet's proven technology has emerged as the de facto industry standard for VPNs. SafeNet is the single-source vendor for WAN and VPN security solutions teamed with an easy and low-cost migration path to a broad range of VPN products. 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. Securing the infrastructure of today's e-business communications as well as leading the way in government Homeland and classified data security, SafeNet 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, financial, and large enterprise customers include Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, American Express, Bank of America, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola. For more information, visit www.safenet-inc.com.
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