SafeNet Receives IKEv2 Interoperability Certification for IPSec Toolkit

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) interoperability.

QuickSec Toolkits

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 http://www.safenet-inc.com/QuickSec.

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 www.safenet-inc.com

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

The statements contained in this release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are subject to uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are included but are not limited to those listed in SafeNet's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update information concerning its expectations.

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