IRE LAUNCHES ENHANCED VERSION OF SCALABLE VPN GATEWAY FAMILY.Information Resource Engineering, Inc. (IRE) (Nasdaq:IREG IREG International Roaming Expert Group (Global System for Mobile Communication Association)
IREG ITU-T Recommendation Experiment Group ), a provider of Virtual Private Network technology and solutions for secure business communications, has launced version 4.0 of the SafeNet/Speed family of 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. gateways. This latest version features improved performance and greater ease of use, including a simplified configuration process to ensure interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other. in multi-vendor environments. The product is shipping to corporate, government, and financial industry clients.
The SafeNet/Speed family offers gateways at three performance levels, satisfying the market need for a low-end, cost-effective dedicated gateway, while providing an easy and inexpensive upgrade path to higher end Coordinates:
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As their performance requirements increase, users can upgrade their SafeNet/Speed gateway with a SafeNet DSP-enabled "Power Board" and a simple firmware A category of memory chips that hold their content without electrical power. Firmware includes flash, ROM, PROM, EPROM and EEPROM technologies. When holding program instructions, firmware can be thought of as "hard software." See flash memory, ROM, PROM, EPROM, EEPROM and FOTA. enhancement. Version 4.0 adds new capabilities to SafeNet/Speed that further simplify installation and modifications. Pre-configured pre-shared key In cryptography, a pre-shared key or PSK is a shared secret which was previously shared between the two parties using some secure channel before it needs to be used. Such systems almost always use symmetric key cryptographic algorithms. capability simplifies installation for end users who want to drop the gateway into their existing network infrastructure and ensure interoperability with IPSec devices from major networking vendors. SafeNet/Speed v. 4.0 also makes it easier for users to change modes, such as gateway to host, and secret key to public key.
"IRE's broad customer base includes organizations with a wide range of network configurations, including dynamic environments where applications change and grow quickly," said Sherry Quinn, marketing director for IRE. "SafeNet/Speed offers industry-leading security and high performance to satisfy the most demanding network requirements, while its ease-of-use and scalability provide organizations with a VPN solution that is deployable and extendable."
The SafeNet/Speed family features three VPN gateways to suit a wide range of applications and performance requirements:
Speed-FE provides an entry level, upgradeable VPN server solution for small to large companies with T-1 or lower bandwidth access for remote office connectivity and small remote access communication needs (up to 100 sessions).
Speed-RFE is an upgradeable VPN gateway designed for small to large companies with 10Mbps bandwidth requirements Bandwidth requirements (communications)
The channel bandwidths needed to transmit various types of signals, using various processing schemes. Every signal observed in practice can be expressed as a sum (discrete or over a frequency continuum) of sinusoidal for server or host security, site-to-site, and remote access applications (up to 1,000 sessions).
Speed-SFE is a high-end VPN gateway designed for companies with T-3 high-throughput networks and large volume traffic environments (up to 4,000 sessions).
Users can upgrade from Speed-FE to Speed-RFE by adding a Power Board featuring the SafeNet DSP (1) (Digital Signal Processor) A special-purpose CPU used for digital signal processing applications (see definition #2 below). It provides ultra-fast instruction sequences, such as shift and add, and multiply and add, which are commonly used in math-intensive chip co-developed by IRE and Analog Devices Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI) is an American multinational producer of semiconductor devices. Analog specializes in ADC, DAC, MEMS, and DSP chips for consumer and industrial goods. Analog is presently designing circuits in the 65 nanometer to 3 µm process feature sizes range. , Inc., which offers hardware-based acceleration of cryptographic cryp·tog·ra·phy
1. The process or skill of communicating in or deciphering secret writings or ciphers.
2. Secret writing.
cryp functions. Additional upgrades can be performed by easy firmware downloads.
Available for Plug & Play or as Part of Turnkey Solution
SafeNet/Speed may be purchased as a standalone stand·a·lone
Self-contained and usually independently operating: a standalone computer terminal. "plug and play" unit for organizations who simply require a high-performance VPN gateway, or as part of IRE's SafeNet Enterprise family of products, for those who need a turnkey VPN solution that includes clients and management.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the SafeNet/Speed family begins at $1295 for SafeNet/Speed-FE. SafeNet/Speed-RFE and SafeNet/Speed-SFE are priced at $4995 and $9995, respectively. Performance level upgrades start at $1295.
IRE (Nasdaq: IREG) is a provider of Virtual Private Network solutions that enable organizations to use the Internet and other shared networks for private communications. IRE, the developer of the first commercial VPN in 1989 and the first Internet VPN solution in 1995, specializes in offering integrated, standards-based VPN technology and products as part of its SafeNet product family. The SafeNet DSP "Internet Security ''This article or section is being rewritten at
Internet security is the process of protecting data and privacy of devices connected to internet from information robbery, hacking, malware infection and unwanted software. System on a Chip," has over ten patents pending.
A publicly held company since 1989, IRE has been providing network security solutions around the world for over 15 years. IRE's global client list includes the leading Fortune 1000 companies, financial institutions, and governments.
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