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SafeNet Announces New SafeEnterprise Security System; High Assurance Security System Centered on Strong Security Products.

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BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2003

SafeNet (Nasdaq: SFNT), a leading provider of private and public network security solutions who has set the industry standard for VPN technology and secure business communications, today announced the availability of the SafeEnterprise(TM) Security System, a complete WAN and VPN system for integrated high assurance network security. The SafeEnterprise Security System is comprised of solid security products including VPN clients and appliances, and a central management system--the only enterprise security management application on the market that provides a single, dedicated application for securely managing appliances for ATM, Frame, Link, and IP networks.

According to the 2002 Computer Crime and Security Survey, ninety percent of large corporations and government agencies detected security breaches within the last 12 months, with eighty percent of those corporations acknowledging financial losses due to those breaches. The SafeEnterprise Security System can thwart these attacks with the most advanced security technology on the market today.

"SafeNet has been providing unmatched security solutions for 20 years now. This system exists because of that security expertise, in combination with the expertise from the recently acquired Cylink Corporation. The SafeEnterprise Security System is the only security solution in the industry today that provides complete security for all types of networks, while providing seamless migration from WAN solutions to more cost-effective VPN solutions," said Chris Fedde, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Security Division of SafeNet. "With the introduction of the SafeEnterprise Security System, we are defining high assurance security and creating an unprecedented system for sensitive and classified government use as well as unclassified-but-sensitive commercial use."

Offering a range of products to meet the needs for corporations of all sizes, the SafeEnterprise Security System provides the enterprise user with a complete system solution that has the flexibility and scalability to keep pace with networks as they evolve. The system supports increased network capacity and speed, as well as evolution from one protocol or topology to another, without wholesale replacement of the security infrastructure. The SafeEnterprise Security System leverages existing infrastructures in point-to-point, nested, hub-and-spoke, or fully meshed configuration, and works seamlessly with new network topologies to provide the highest levels of encryption and authentication in the industry. The system's unique security management capabilities enable centralized, secure management of systems that can scale to accommodate many thousands of devices.

The SafeEnterprise Security System consists of the recently announced HighAssurance(TM) Remote VPN Client, the new HighAssurance(TM) 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Gateways, SafeEnterprise Link, Frame, and ATM Encryptors, and a new cornerstone management system, the SafeEnterprise Security Management Center (SMC).

SafeEnterprise Security System Components:

HighAssurance Remote

HighAssurance Remote provides high assurance VPN capabilities to desktops and portable computers for all versions of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) including XP, enabling secure client-to-client or client-to-gateway communications over wireless LANs, TCP/IP networks, and dial-up connections. This enhanced client software product offers unparalleled extended features to remote access users connecting to the corporate VPN, protecting the user from growing hazards posed by hackers wielding tools like Trojan horses, spyware, and other malicious code. The HighAssurance Remote client is based on SafeNet's de facto standard VPN software product, SoftRemote(R), licensed to 35 leading OEM manufacturers including four of the six leading VPN appliance manufacturers, and is the only VPN client software licensed by the Department of Defense for government-wide use. Key features include AES encryption and FIPS certified technology.

HighAssurance Remote is currently available.

SafeNet currently has wireless VPN clients for PDAs, smartphones and next generation wireless products.

HighAssurance 500 Gateway

Designed specifically for today's branch office networks, the HighAssurance 500 Gateway provides key security and data management features including IPSec VPN tunneling, Network Address Translation (NAT), and stateful packet inspection firewall capability. It operates at 1.5 Mbps full-duplex for supporting up to 500 VPN tunnels and a maximum of 1000 simultaneous secure connections with DES, Triple DES or AES encryption. Integrating VPN, firewall, and routing into one appliance, the HighAssurance 500 Gateway maximizes cost and timesavings by optimizing security, performance, interoperability, and manageability.

HighAssurance 500 Gateway will be available in June 2003.

HighAssurance 1000 Gateway

Built to meet the scalable demands of today's mid-sized office networks, the HighAssurance 1000 Gateway provides VPN security and data management features at 10 Mbps full-duplex, supporting up to 1000 VPN tunnels and a maximum of 2000 simultaneous secure connections using DES, Triple DES or AES encryption. Offering stateful packet inspection firewall capabilities, the HighAssurance 1000 Gateway's key features include IPSec VPN tunneling, NAT, and routing in a single appliance.

HighAssurance 1000 Gateway will be available in June 2003.

HighAssurance 2000 Gateway

Targeted at medium to large office networks, the HighAssurance 2000 Gateway provides VPN security at 100 Mbps full duplex, supporting up to 10,000 IPSec tunnels and a maximum of 100,000 simultaneous secure connections using DES or Triple DES encryption. It operates at Fast Ethernet wire speed and allows seamless integration into current network infrastructures. Key features now include IPSec VPN Tunneling and NAT.

The HighAssurance 2000 Gateway is the first IPSec VPN appliance to offer Secure IP Multicast, ideal for broadcast and satellite networks. With this value differentiator, it is able to provide multicast sessions with authentication and encryption previously unable on any VPN appliance. The gateway also provides tighter integration between appliances and clients with enhanced client installation and maintenance, and improved certificate-based authentication.

HighAssurance 2000 Gateway is currently available.

HighAssurance 4000 Gateway

Suitable for today's headquarter and enterprise class networks, the HighAssurance 4000 Gateway provides VPN security and data management features at 1 Gigabit full-duplex, supporting up to 1,024 IPSec tunnels and a maximum of 2,048 simultaneous secure connections using DES or Triple DES encryption. This high performance box includes key features such as IPSec VPN tunneling and NAT.

HighAssurance 4000 Gateway will be available late June 2003.

SafeEnterprise ATM Encryptor

The SafeEnterprise ATM Encryptor provides data privacy and access control for connections between vulnerable public and private ATM networks. It employs federally endorsed DES or Triple-DES algorithms and, with the flexibility to choose the desired interface module, can be deployed in T1, E1, T3, E3, OC3c and OC12c networks.

SafeEnterprise ATM Encryptor is currently available.

SafeEnterprise Frame Encryptor

The SafeEnterprise Frame Encryptor provides the highest level of security for frame relay networks at clock speeds up to 52 Mbps, and is scalable across a wide range of networks and applications. Business organizations and government entities rely on robust and proven technologies such as frame relay to transport and secure mission critical data.

SafeEnterprise Frame Encryptor is currently available.

SafeEnterprise Link Encryptor

The SafeEnterprise Link Encryptor secures sensitive data transmitted over high-speed, point-to-point, or dial-up communication links at speeds up to 52 Mbps. Commercial organizations and government entities rely heavily on close-looped secure networks for the transport of highly sensitive data. The SafeEnterprise Link Encryptor family of products meets these needs by providing the widest range of link encryption solutions available in the market today.

SafeEnterprise Link Encryptor is currently available.

SafeEnterprise Security Management Center

The SMC provides total security management for SafeNet WAN and IPSec appliances, and software clients including authentication, definition and enforcement of security policy, configuration, monitoring, and audit capabilities.

Representing an industry breakthrough by merging network security management for both layer 2 and layer 3 networks within a single management platform, the SafeEnterprise Security Management Center is the only true enterprise security management application on the market today that provides a secure, dedicated application for securely managing appliances for ATM, Frame, Link, and IP networks. The SMC is a robust, Java-based management platform that authenticates any combination of SafeNet solutions deployed on the enterprise network and remotely configures, monitors, and performs firmware updates for SafeNet network security products. The SMC has the capability to manage any product that has been integrated on to the extensible management center architecture. Operation, training, costs and security are all optimized by providing a single management element to administer security across heterogeneous networks.

The SMC also allows organizations to implement a broad range of security polices that can limit access to specific devices or provide unlimited access to the entire network. Communication between the SMC and SafeNet remote access clients and SafeNet appliances are handled securely through the use of digital certificates. In addition, the SMC boasts an easy-to-use, flexible, and robust security management platform that scales to accommodate networks of any size.

SafeEnterprise Security Management Center is currently available.

For more information, please visit SafeNet's website at www.safenet-inc.com. For pricing information, please contact SafeNet's Enterprise Sales Department at (800) 533-3958.

About SafeNet, Inc.

SafeNet, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFNT), a leading provider of private and public network security solutions, has set the industry standard for virtual private network (VPN) technology and secure business communications and offers the only encryption platform to meet your security needs. With more than 20 years experience in developing, deploying, and managing network security systems for the most security-conscious government, financial institutions and large enterprise organizations around the world, SafeNet's proven technology has emerged as the de facto industry standard for VPNs. SafeNet is the single-source vendor for WAN and VPN security solutions teamed with an easy and low-cost migration path to a broad range of VPN products. SafeNet security solutions, based on SecureIP Technology(TM), and part of the CGX Security Platform, have become the products of choice for leading Internet infrastructure manufacturers, service providers, and security vendors. With SafeNet securing the infrastructure of today's e-business communications as well as leading the way in government Homeland and classified data security, the company has opened new markets for interoperable, secure, and deployable VPN communications. Commercial customers include Texas Instruments, Microsoft, Samsung, Centillium Communications, ARM, and Cisco Systems. Government, financial, and large enterprise customers include Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, MBNA, American Express, Bank of America, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola. For more information, visit http://www.safenet-inc.com/.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

The statements contained in this release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are subject to uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include contract termination risks, risks associated with acquiring other companies, including integration risks, and other risks described in SafeNet's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Editor's Note: SafeNet and SoftRemote are registered trademarks, and SecureIP, SafeEnterprise, and HighAssurance are trademarks of SafeNet, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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