BALTIMORE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 20, 2006— SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFNT), setting the standard for information security, today announced that its QuickSec IPSec VPN toolkit for networking OEMs successfully passed the Virtual Private Network Consortium's (VPNC) interoperability tests for the IKEv2 authentication standard. With the IKEv2 Basic Interoperability Certification, OEM developers can focus on adding security features to their networking products and ensure system interoperability.
"We are pleased that SafeNet is in the first group of security
system vendors to pass our strict IKEv2 certification standards," said
Paul Hoffman, director of the VPN Consortium. "QuickSec has a proven
history of IPSec standard compliance and this certification assures
VPN users that the IPSec toolkit is interoperable with any other IKEv2
system on the market."
The IKEv2 standard for VPN authentication and key exchange is the
successor of IKEv1 on which the vast majority of VPN gateways are
based. IKEv2 has significant advantages over IKEv1, most notably in
security, speed, simplicity, and handling of remote access users.
IKEv2 is also the foundation of the new mobile authentication and key
exchange standard MOBIKE, which extends the IKEv2 standard to support
roaming, mobility and multi-homing.
"The IKEv2 interoperability certificate underscores SafeNet's
commitment to providing the most reliable and interoperable IPSec
networking solutions in the market," said Tero Kivinen, contributing
author of the IKEv2 standard and SafeNet architect for QuickSec.
"SafeNet's broad security expertise and active participation in
standard bodies ensures that our IPSec systems provide robust and
standard-compliant security solutions that meet the most demanding
requirements of networking OEMs."
The IKEv2 Basic Interoperability logo is the latest addition to
SafeNet's existing QuickSec VPNC Interoperability Certifications,
including IPSec and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
SafeNet's QuickSec Toolkits enable OEM developers to build the
most robust and current IPSec security standards such as IKEv2/IKEv1,
MOBIKE, and IPv6/IPv4 into carrier-grade security gateways, network
routers, as well as mobile VPN devices and desktop VPN clients. For
more information about QuickSec, please visit
Embedded Security Systems for OEMs
SafeNet is the only supplier of complete security systems that
enable developers to integrate robust security into networking
products, while reducing cost and time to market. SafeNet's
award-winning security systems are deployed by leading global
telecommunications, networking, and semiconductor vendors who trust
SafeNet's best-in-class security solutions for their next-generation
networking products. SafeNet OEM customers include companies such as
AMCC, AMD, Azaire Networks, Cisco, Hitachi, HP, Juniper Networks,
PMC-Sierra, Lucent Technologies, NEC, Nortel, Siemens, Samsung, and
Texas Instruments. For more information about SafeNet's embedded
security systems, please visit http://www.safenet-inc.com/OEM.
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. UBS, Nokia, Fujitsu,
Hitachi, ARM, Bank of America, NetGear, 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
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