EPAFactory and Symwave Launch Biometric AccessStick™ for Citrix SSL VPNs at Infosecurity Europe 2007

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The AccessStick™ worldwide launch is taking place this week at InfoSecurity Europe giving companies the chance to see first hand the industry's first biometric client security solution for SSL VPNs. AccessStick™ allows organizations to secure SSL VPNs with Symwave's fingerprint biometric authentication and allows access from untrusted devices while ensuring security through EPAFactory's innovative virtualization layer, VirtuaWrapper™

SSL VPN's are always trying to attain the holy grail of leaving a zero footprint on the desktop. The AccessStick™ allows them to achieve it with no reliance on cache clean-up technologies

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EPAFactory, a leading provider of custom end point analysis (EPA) scans for the Citrix Access Gateway™ and Symwave, a leading supplier of high-performance analog/mixed signal ICs, today launched the AccessStick™, the culmination of the integration of EPAFactory USB based AccessStick™ onto the Symwave biometric hardware platform. The product will be showcased at the Infosecurity Europe Show 2007 on Dilgenter's stand B138.

The EPAFactory AccessStick™ enables away-from-the-office total security. This is achieved using their new application virtualization & redirection tool called VirtuaWrapper™. VirtuaWrapper™ gives an organization the ability to simplify installing the components required to run and connect to Citrix Access Gateway™.

"A common problem with SSL VPN solutions generally is that they 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," commented Brian DaBinett, Director, EPAFactory. "A user simply plugs in their USB AccessStick™ to the PC, swipes a finger to authenticate and 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 while at the same time reducing support and administration costs of remote access," concluded DaBinett.

"SSL VPN's are always trying to attain the holy grail of leaving a zero footprint on the desktop. The AccessStick™ allows them to achieve it with no reliance on cache clean-up technologies," said Dave Coombes, Chief Architect, EPAFactory, "When users have finished working, they simply remove the stick and there is nothing left behind on the machine. In addition the solution offers strong authentication through the recognition of each individual stick, use of biometric recognition information for the user combined with the option of single sign-on."

Phil Laslett, Business Development Manager for EPAFactory added "A lot of our financial, local government and health sector customers are excited not only by the ease of use for their SSL connection but also because the biometric solution from Symwave enables secure file storage for the user, offering a complete remote access and data mobility platform."

"We are pleased to offer our fingerprint sensor and biometric software development kit to provide strong authentication to remote access. The combined solution containing Symwave's biometric authentication, EPAFactory's virtualization layer and Citrix SSL VPN enables easy remote access and strong security on untrusted computers enabling employees to work anywhere while adhering to corporate policies." said Sudhakar Avula, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Biometrics Products at Symwave.

Phil Montgomery, Director of Product Marketing for Citrix Systems 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. I tried an early AccessStick beta and I was really impressed at how easy it made connectivity when working away from the office."

Availability
EPAFactory is accepting orders for AccessStick now. AccessStick will be available for shipment to Citrix resellers, Citrix customers and OEMs of enterprise solutions starting May 2007. Customization options available for memory density, color and branding. Further information and trials can be obtained by contacting EPAFactory directly.

About EPA Factory (http://www.epafactory.com)
EPAFactory is part of Accario Inc, a privately held company incorporated in the United States. EPAFactory specialises in SmartAccess and virtualization technologies 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.

About Dilgenter (http://www.dilgenter.com)
Founded in 2003, Dilgenter is a privately held company that has established itself as one of the leading providers of Citrix, Microsoft and VMware solutions within the UK. Customers include many of the FTSE 100, numerous Local Governments organizations as well as SME organizations.

About Symwave
Symwave, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high-performance, low-power analog mixed-signal ICs (integrated circuits) leveraging its proprietary mixed-signal technology and silicon design capabilities. A leading supplier of high-performance analog/mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the PC, consumer 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 Access Gateway
Citrix Access Gateway™ is the only SSL VPN to securely deliver any application with policy-based SmartAccess control. Users will have easy-to-use secure access to all of the enterprise applications and data they need to be productive and IT can cost effectively extend access to applications while maintaining security through SmartAccess application-level policies. With Citrix Access Gateway™ organizations are empowered to cost effectively meet the anywhere access demands of all workers - enabling flexible work options, easier outsourcing and non-employee access, and business continuity readiness - while ensuring the highest-level of information security.

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EPAFactory contact            
Brian DaBinett
Tel: +1 (201) 467 5EPA

Symwave contact
Kelly Leary
Tel. +1 (858) 450 2842

AccessStick™ and VirtuaWrapper™ are trademarks of Accario Inc 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.(CTXS) 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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