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Microsoft Licenses SafeNet VPN Client Technology for Windows Desktops.

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SafeNet VPN Software to be used in Microsoft Windows 98, Windows

Millennium Edition, and Windows NT Workstation

desktop operating systems

SafeNet (Nasdaq: SFNT), a leading provider of Internet security technology that is the de facto standard 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 standard L2TP/IPSec VPN protocol for users of Microsoft Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, 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 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 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

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.
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Date:Jul 1, 2002
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