EPAFactory Launches Biometric Enabled USB AccessStick™ for Citrix Gateway™ Users

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EPAFactory announces integration of their AccessStick™ solution for the Citrix Access Gateway™ onto the Symwave biometric platform. This will allow users fingerprint authentication to their companies Citrix Access Gateway™ implementation.

This delivers away from the office total security whilst at the same time reducing support and administration costs of remote access

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Symwave Inc. (http://www.symwave.com) and EPAFactory (http://www.epafactory.com), the world's leading provider of custom end point analysis (EPA) scans for the Citrix Access Gateway™, today announced a technology partnership to integrate the EPAFactory USB based AccessStick™ onto the Symwave biometric hardware platform.

The EPAFactory AccessStick™ enables away from the office total security. This is achieved using their new application virtualisation & redirection tool called VirtuaWrapper™.

VirtuaWrapper™ gives an Organization the ability to simplify installing the components required to run and connect to Citrix Access Gateway.

"SSL VPN solutions generally install components into the local browser, and many customers have reported issues with their users trying to connect from locked down machines on third party sites. It's a common problem," commented Brian DaBinett, Director, EPAFactory. "A user simply plugs in their USB AccessStick™ to the PC, swipes a finger to authenticate, they are automatically taken to their Citrix Access Gateway logon page; the user experience is simple, secure and foolproof. There are no prompts, no fuss and more importantly, nothing installed on the local machine.

"This delivers away from the office total security whilst at the same time reducing support and administration costs of remote access," concluded DaBinett.

"The Holy Grail of SSL VPN is to leave a zero footprint on the desktop. AccessStick™ is the first remote access enablement technology to achieve it, by writing cache to the secure partition on the AccessStick™, When the user logs off, they simply remove the stick and there is nothing left behind on the machine," said Dave Coombes, Chief Architect, EPAFactory, "The solution also offers strong authentication through the recognition of each individual stick, use of biometric recognition of the user combined with the option of single sign-on. In addition, the biometric solution from Symwave enables secure file storage for the user, offering a complete remote access and data mobility platform."

Phil Montgomery, Director of Product Marketing, Citrix Access Gateway™ commented: "We are delighted to see the partner eco-system building around Citrix Access Gateway™ with great offerings such as the EPAFactory AccessStick™. We see this as validation of our position as market leaders."

He added, "I tried an early AccessStick™ beta and I was really impressed at how easy it made connectivity when working away from the office."

"We are pleased that EPAFactory has selected Symwave's BioPrint platform to provide biometric authentication to Citrix Access Gateway remote users. EPAFactory's proven record of providing value-add solutions in the Citrix Access Gateway space combined with Symwave's roboust biometric platform will enable Citrix customers to deploy reliable, high performance fingerprint biometric solutions" said Sudhakar Avula, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Biometrics Products at Symwave. He continued "The combined solution offers strong authentication and convenient access to Citrix Access Gateway and Citrix Presentation Server Published desktop by a simple swipe of the enrolled finger."

Availability

AccessStick will be available for Citrix resellers, Citrix customers and OEMs of enterprise solutions starting March 2007. Customization options available for memory density, color and branding. Further information and trials can be obtained by contacting EPAFactory or Symwave.

About EPA Factory (http://www.epafactory.com)

Formed in 2005, EPAFactory is a SmartAccess and virtualization technology company providing a broad range of solutions and services for today's on-demand enterprises. The company helps organizations to simplify their IT infrastructures, enable greater agility and derive increased value through additional solutions. EPAFactory is a Citrix Alliance Partner. EPAFactory is a subsidiary of Dilgenter, Ltd a privately held UK organization. Additional information is available at http://www.epafactory.com.

About Symwave (http://www.symwave.com)

Symwave, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high-performance, low-power Analog Front End ICs (AFEs) leveraging its proprietary mixed-signal technology and silicon design capabilities. A leading supplier of high-performance analog/mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the PC, electronic and mobile device markets, privately held Symwave was founded in 2001 with headquarters in San Diego, CA, and offices in Southern China. Symwave's BioPrint product line is focused on providing reliable, high performance fingerprint authentication solutions to consumer and enterprise markets. For more information, please visit http://www.symwave.com

About Citrix (http://www.citrix.com)

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 180,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2005 was $909M.

Press contacts

EPAFactory contact

Brian DaBinett

Tel: +1 (201) 467 5 EPA

Symwave contact        

Kelly Leary

Tel. +1 (858) 450 2842

Citrix contact

Heather Lowles                    

Tel: +1 (408) 790 8544        

AccessStick™ and VirtuaWrapper™ are trademarks of Dilgenter Limited and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and maybe registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.

Citrix® and Citrix Access Gateway™ are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.

All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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