Microsoft Licenses SafeNet VPN Client Technology for Windows Desktops.
SafeNet 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. Software to be used in Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. 98, Windows
Millennium Edition, and Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. Workstation
desktop operating systems
SafeNet (Nasdaq: SFNT), a leading provider of 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. technology that is the de facto standard Hardware or software that is widely used, but not endorsed by a standards organization. Contrast with de jure standard.
de facto standard - A widespread consensus on a particular product or protocol which has not been ratified by any official standards body, such as ISO, in the VPN industry, today announced that it has licensed a new version of SafeNet's SoftRemote(R) VPN software to Microsoft Corporation. This new version of SafeNet VPN client software will support the IETF See Internet Engineering Task Force.
IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force standard L2TP/IPSec VPN protocol for users of Microsoft Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition See Windows ME.
(operating system) Windows Millennium Edition - (Windows ME) An update of Microsoft Windows 98, released in 2000. ME included updates of packaged software and new software such as Windows Media Player 7, Windows Movie Maker. , and Windows NT Workstation desktop operating systems.
Remote access communications have become a popular option for road warriors and other remotely working employees that want to access corporate information over the Internet. As VPNs have emerged to become a reality for business communications, SafeNet has worked with Microsoft to deliver the latest security technologies to corporate users that have not yet migrated to Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional.
"Microsoft customers see the value in being able to reduce communications cost through the use of highly secure Virtual Private Networks," commented Bill Verthein, Product Unit Manager, Microsoft Corporation. "The Microsoft L2TP/IPSec VPN client built by SafeNet will allow users of Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition and Windows NT Workstation to take advantage of strong VPN technology."
"SafeNet's VPN Software has become the solution of choice for leading OEMs who immediately benefit from SafeNet expertise to power their secure communications solutions," said Tony Caputo, Chairman 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 SafeNet. "We are pleased that Microsoft has chosen SafeNet to provide a strong VPN solution for their customers."
About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet (Nasdaq: SFNT), a leading provider of Internet security utilizing its SecureIP Technology(TM), has set the industry standard for virtual private network (VPN) technology and secure business communications. The company brings more than 18 years of experience in developing, deploying, and managing network security systems for the most security-conscious financial institutions and government organizations around the world. SafeNet's proven technology has emerged as the de facto [Latin, In fact.] In fact, in deed, actually.
This phrase is used to characterize an officer, a government, a past action, or a state of affairs that must be accepted for all practical purposes, but is illegal or illegitimate. industry standard for VPNs, establishing the company as the provider of choice for leading Internet infrastructure manufacturers, service providers, and security vendors. Customers include Texas Instruments, Samsung, Centillium Communications, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Nokia, and 3Com. With SafeNet securing the infrastructure of today's e-business communications, the company is opening new markets for interoperable, secure, and deployable VPN communications. For more information, visit http://www.safenet-inc.com/
Editor's Note: SafeNet and SoftRemote are registered trademarks and SecureIP is a trademark of SafeNet, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.