SmartPipes Joins NetScreen Global Security Alliance
Dublin, Ohio & Sunnyvale, CA - February 19, 2003 - SmartPipes, a leader in policy-based networking software for secure, large-scale IP VPN and firewall networks, and NetScreen Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that SmartPipes has joined the NetScreen Global Security Alliance. SmartPipes will include support for NetScreen's integrated security solutions in its award-winning provisioning and security solution, IP PolicyPro SecureSite.
Network administrators can leverage SmartPipes' SecureSite for parallel provisioning, group policy, and partial policy updates to quickly build and efficiently manage multiple firewalls and/or secure a virtual private network (VPN) that includes hundreds or thousands of sites. In addition, the software empowers enterprises to establish access and security policies and translate them into specific device configurations for a single or multi-vendor solution.
When deployed with NetScreen's integrated firewall/VPN security solutions, IP PolicyPro SecureSite not only allows NetScreen customers to streamline design, deployment and policy updates, it allows enterprise customers to assess and improve network security and responsiveness through SmartPipes enhanced audit capabilities, configuration checking, and an optional "Instant On" web delivery model.
"NetScreen's products offer superior price/performance and robust security capabilities. They are ideally suited for large enterprises and carriers and are a perfect match with SmartPipes ability to provide enhanced security on highly distributed networks," said Dennis Brouwer, senior vice president of sales and marketing at SmartPipes. "Our decision to develop support for NetScreen was driven by the fact that enterprises deploying extensive IP VPN networks are turning to NetScreen as the network security device provider of choice. Our support for NetScreen enables enterprises to quickly and efficiently establish policies for secure VPN deployments, whether they are NetScreen homogenous or heterogeneous."
Member companies of the NetScreen Global Security Alliance provide products complementary to NetScreen's integrated network security solutions. These products undergo testing to certify functionality and interoperability. Consequently, information technology professionals can obtain an array of scalable, solutions integrating NetScreen and member companies' products to create an interoperable and effective end-to-end security infrastructure.
"Partnering with SmartPipes, whose policy-based software is particularly well-suited for use by large enterprises and managed service providers, complements NetScreen's strategy to help customers increase security and reduce cost of ownership for their devices by providing additional deployment, management and security benefits," said Janine Roth, vice president of business development for NetScreen.
For more information about the NetScreen Global Security Alliance, visit: http://www.netscreen.com/alliances/index.html.
SmartPipes is the leading provider of policy-based software that simplifies and automates the design, deployment, and management of firewalls and large-scale, multi-vendor IP-based Virtual Private Networks. SmartPipes software allows enterprises and service providers to reduce the time and effort required to build highly scalable IPSec-based intranets, while enabling enterprises to take advantage of the improved price/performance available on IP networks. Major investors in SmartPipes include Microsoft, Intel, Dell, INVESCO Private Capital, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. SmartPipes is located at 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH, 43017. More information on SmartPipes by calling 1-866-777-2537.
About NetScreen Technologies
NetScreen Technologies, Inc., is a leading developer of integrated network security solutions that offer the security, performance and total cost of ownership required by enterprises and carriers. NetScreen's innovative solutions provide key security technologies, such as virtual private network, denial of service protection, firewall and intrusion prevention, in a line of easy-to-manage security appliances and systems. NetScreen is located at 805 11th Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94089. More information on NetScreen's products can be found at http://www.netscreen.com or by calling toll free at 1-800-638-8296.
NetScreen is a trademark of NetScreen Technologies, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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