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BLUEFIRE ADDS INTEGRAL FEATURES TO MOBILE SECURITY VPN.



Bluefire, Baltimore, Md., a developer of security solutions for smartphones and wireless devices, has launched Bluefire Mobile Security(TM) VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks.  version 2.7.

Features (including recently released enhancements) include the following:

-- Latest Smartphone Support. Version 2.7 will support the new Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone OS-based Cingular Blackjack blackjack, one of the world's most widely played gambling card games; also known as twenty-one or vingt-et-un. Despite contesting claims between the French and Italians, its origins are unknown. , Cingular 3125, T-Mobile Dash, Motorola Q Pro, and Palm Treo 750.

-- Authentication Enhancements. Bluefire's VPN now offers users even more security by adding support for additional forms of authentication -- Support for X.509 certificates -- RSA (1) (Rural Service Area) See MSA.

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-- Enhanced User Experience. Bluefire's VPN was designed to create a smooth, user-friendly experience for both administrators and end-users. -- Automatically configure perfect forward secrecy In an authenticated key-agreement protocol that uses public key cryptography, perfect forward secrecy (or PFS) is the property that disclosure of the long-term secret keying material that is used to derive an agreed ephemeral key does not compromise the secrecy of agreed  (PFS PFS,
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-- Administrator is able to install VPN software to storage cards or device memory

-- Large-Scale Deployments. Version 2.7 allows large organizations to meet their wireless security needs. -- Administrator is able to import and export connection profiles with the group password in an encrypted format. -- Proxy Settings for the VPN network are now supported

"Bluefire has had numerous requests from customers to add these features, including support for X.509 certificates. Version 2.7 is an indication that Bluefire continues to lead the industry with products that meet the needs of existing and potential customers," said CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Mark Komisky.

One of those customers is Michael Ang of Boehringer Ingelheim Singapore Pte. Ltd. "We had difficulty finding a VPN solution for the Windows Mobile 5.0 OS that met all of Boehringer's requirements. We were relieved to find that Bluefire's latest release met all of our needs," said Ang. "Boehringer's mobile users are extremely satisfied with the faster performance and ease of use that Bluefire's VPN offers. On top of that, I am elated at the level of customer service. Bluefire's technical support team is very responsive, and has been quick to help with any questions we have had," added Ang.

"With the use of mobile and wireless devices rapidly growing, it is important that the mobile security industry keep up with the trends," Komisky said. "Users should be confident that data-in-transit is protected anytime, anywhere, which is something Bluefire's VPN will provide."

The Bluefire Mobile Security(TM) VPN provides an IPsec compliant secure connection for data-in-transit, and is certified as RSA SecurID Ready with leading two-factor authentication technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, www.emc.com) The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. , through the RSA Secured(R) Partner Program. Bluefire's VPN is compliant with Federal Information Processing Standards (standard) Federal Information Processing Standards - (FIPS) United States Government technical standards published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  140-2 (FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) A series of publications issed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that specifies information security guidelines for federal government departments and agencies.  140-2), and operates seamlessly across Wi-Fi, LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. , and cellular networks with no user intervention required.

To obtain a free 30-day trial or to purchase Bluefire's VPN, visit http://www.bluefiresecurity.com/downloads/.

About Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc.

Bluefire provides the most complete security solution specifically designed for smartphones and wireless devices. Bluefire Mobile Security(TM) Enterprise Edition is the industry's only fully integrated security solution including authentication, encryption, integrity monitoring, firewall, logging and central management. The Bluefire Mobile Security(TM) VPN provides an IPsec compliant secure connection for data-in-transit. The Bluefire Mobile Security(TM) Enterprise Edition, together with the Bluefire Mobile Security(TM) VPN, enable the secure deployment and use of wireless devices across the enterprise.

For more information, visit http://www.bluefiresecurity.com or call 410/637-8160.
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