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Internationally Renowned Cryptography Expert Named CTO of Internet Appliance, Inc.



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FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2000

Internet Appliance Also called "information appliance," "smart appliance," and "Web appliance," it is a device specialized for accessing the Web and/or e-mail. Designed for ease of use, it plugs into a telephone jack or LAN connection for Internet hookup.  Inc., the leading provider of multifunction 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.
 appliances, today announced the appointment of internationally renowned cryptography expert Dr. Robert Deng as chief technology officer.

Deng is a director of the Kent Ridge Digital Labs in Singapore and has previously served on Internet Appliance's Advisory Board. Last November, the National University of Singapore The National University of Singapore (Abbreviation: NUS) is Singapore's oldest university. It is the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered.  named him Outstanding University Researcher for his contributions in developing a security system for e-commerce. Kent Ridge Digital Labs honored him in March 1999 with the KRDL KRDL Kent Ridge Digital Labs (Singapore)  Excellence Award for his achievements in secure distributed enterprises thrust, which came on the heels of his 1998 KRDL Achievement Award.

Deng holds nine patents and has produced more than 90 publications on information security, networking and digital communications Transmitting text, voice and video in binary form. See communications. . He has been in demand for the past several years by international conferences on information, computer and communications security as a program or advisory committee member.

As CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. , Deng will provide technical direction for the development and expansion of Internet Appliance's INTERNETpro 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.  Appliances, which offer virtual private networking with state-of-the-art encryption technology combined with a wide range of WAN connectivity, firewall, URL URL
 in full Uniform Resource Locator

Address of a resource on the Internet. The resource can be any type of file stored on a server, such as a Web page, a text file, a graphics file, or an application program.
 blocking and filtering, web caching, web and mail servers and file/print server.

"As an award-winning scientist and principal member of KRDL, Robert brings a wealth of in-depth technical expertise in Internet security, cryptographic algorithms and protocols to our core products and his sterling track record will steer us into developing powerful, user-friendly secure Internet access products," said Gregory Hauw, president and 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.  of Internet Appliance, Inc.

Deng has been winning honors since 1980 when he was awarded the first prize in the First All-University Physics Contest at the National University of Defense Technology, China. After graduating in 1981, he received his master's degree (1983) and Ph.D. (1985) from the Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago; coeducational; founded 1940 by a merger of Armour Institute of Technology (founded 1892) and Lewis Institute (1896).  in Chicago. He started his career as a research associate at University of Notre Dame in Indiana, then moved to the Institute of Systems Science as a research staff member in 1987.

"Backed by Robert and his technically sound advice, we are confident of boosting our strength to address the growing demand for secure Internet access solutions in mid-sized enterprises, remote offices of large corporations and small -- to medium-sized businesses," Hauw said.

About Internet Appliance

The concept of secure Internet access solutions packaged in a server appliance was pioneered by Internet Appliance Inc., The VPN Appliance Company(TM) and leading supplier of multifunction Internet security appliances. The company has created and trademarked a whole new market definition, VPN Appliance(TM), which is the combination of virtual private networking with state-of-the-art encryption technology, a wide selection of WAN connectivity and other key Internet applications such as firewall, URL blocking and filtering, web caching, web server, mail server and file/print services. Established in 1997, the company is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with engineering labs located in Singapore. The company announced that it had secured $15 million in second round venture capital funding on April 7, 2000.

For more information on Internet Appliance Inc., visit our website at www.internetappliance.com.
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