(PRWEB) June 6, 2001
Cylink Introduces Next-Generation, High-Performance VPN Solution Featuring Remote-Access Client Software At CommunicAsia 2001
NetHawk 3.0 Offers Proven Performance, Enterprise Scalability, Reliability to Remote Computer Users
Singapore, June 4, 2000: E-business security provider Cylink Corporation (NASDAQ: CYLK) will unveil NetHawk 3.0, its next-generation virtual private network solution featuring client software that brings remote-access VPN capabilities to desktop and notebook computers for telecommuting and other remote computing applications at CommunicAsia (19th Â 21st June 2001) at Booth 6K2-01, Singapore Expo.
NetHawk 3.0Âs client software brings the remote computing capabilities to a high-performance IPSec VPN that delivers industry-leading scalability and speed, operating at 100 Mbps (200 Mbps full duplex) with up to 20,000 simultaneous connections. The client enables MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® operating systems to secure client-to-client or client-to-gateway communications over TCP/IP networks such as the Internet, allowing remote computer users to communicate as securely through an ISP or other dial-in remote access device as desktop users do across a private local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).
To simplify monitoring and configuration control, any number of NetHawk clients and gateways can be managed under a single platform - CylinkÂs Java-based NetHawk PrivaCy Manager. The management solution also makes it possible to update security policies to the clients and better exploit NetHawkÂs scalability of up to 20,000 connections, an extensibility that delivers the industryÂs lowest cost per connection.
The client anchors a number of key enhancements to NetHawk that include the addition of multicast protocols to improve network interoperability, Perfect Forward Secrecy to bolster security and Quality of Service (QoS) to improve the performance of latency-sensitive applications. NetHawk PrivaCy Manager also has been made even more robust with the addition of an internal certificate authority for smaller deployments (less than 500) and an LDAP server for publishing policies for Cylink VPN Clients. The server also supports external PKIs including CylinkÂs highly scalable NetAuthority.
ÂCylink is excited to be delivering remote-access security to a Cylink VPN solution that is among the industry leaders in performance, scalability and manageability,Â said Gary Bacon, Regional Vice President, Cylink Asia Pacific. ÂThe Cylink VPN Client addition is an important expansion of the capabilities of our VPN product set as we continue to meet the security marketÂs needs for VPN solutions that combine high-performance, massive scalability and low per-connection costs.Â
The Cylink VPN Client encryption technology is based on the latest industry-standard IPSec recommendations. Features include:
Up to 10 redundant gateways: An alternate gateway is activated when the primary gateway is down or does not respond to dramatically improve network reliability.
Internet Key Exchange keep-alives that also improve network reliability by restarting IKE negotiations when the client detects stale security associations (SAs).
Several modules that make it easy to configure to a network and diagnose connection problems:
Certificate Manager that facilitates digital certificate management for online or manual enrollment
Security Policy Editor that allows security policies to be configured connection-by-connection
Connection Monitor that displays statistical and diagnostic information for each active connection
Log Viewer that lists the IKE negotiations as secure connections are established
The Cylink VPN Client also can configure security policies and manage certificates through a graphical user interface, transfer digital certificates between home and office PCs, tailor installations and distribute them to users for easy setup, and lock distributed security policies to ensure network security.
The client supports the Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000 operating systems. The software uses DES and T-DES for encryption and SHA-1, MD5 and DESMAC for authentication. In addition, it works through any application using the TCP, UDP or ICMP protocols.
NetHawk 3.0 is now available throughout Asia Pacific at a suggested retail price starting from:
NetHawk 10Mbps/5,000 concurrent connections US$4,400
NetHawk 100Mbps/20,000 concurrent connections US$8,800
NOTES TO EDITORS
An electronic format of NetHawk 3.0 will be available upon request.
NetHawk is a high-performance VPN that transparently integrates into corporate networks to provide enterprise-strength performance and manageability and allow companies to move their business communications to the Internet to reduce costs and securely communicate with employees and business partners. The IPSec-compliant VPN solution supports up to 20,000 simultaneous connections using strong Triple-DES encryption at true wire speed (200 Mbps full duplex).
Like all other Cylink security appliances, NetHawk features PrivaCy Manager, a policy-based management application with flexible, secure and transparent SNMP-based monitoring and control capabilities. PrivaCy Manager can be used to define integrated security policies to be distributed across multiple NetHawk VPNs.
ABOUT CYLINK CORPORATION
Cylink Corporation develops, markets and supports a comprehensive family of e-business security solutions. Founded in 1983, the company was the first to market security solutions that protect communications with public key cryptography. Cylink and its wholly owned subsidiaries serve Fortune 500 companies, multinational financial institutions, and government agencies worldwide. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and may be reached at (408) 855-6000 or http://www.cylink.com.
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