Kipany Productions Creates Secure Network Connection with Customers and Vendors Using NetScreen
SUNNYVALE, CA - December 2, 2003 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that Kipany Productions, a direct marketing agent for regional telephone and wireless companies, has deployed NetScreen's network security solutions to secure its Internet gateway and establish secure remote connections for clients and third-party vendors.
As third-party vendors slowly began to assert direct relationships with Kipany clients, the company realized that they were losing valuable business opportunities and contact with their customers, which in turn threatened to derail the long-term growth plan for Kipany. To address and help facilitate better relationships and productivity with its third-party vendors and customers, Kipany decided to establish extranets for each partner to share information directly with Kipany and in turn, its clients.
To facilitate secure access across the extranets and to secure the critical customer data stored on Kipany's main network, Kipany selected and implemented NetScreen's hardware-based, integrated firewall and virtual private network (VPN) appliances. Kipany found the NetScreen solution easy to deploy and maintain. Kipany also has seen many benefits including increased communication and productivity with its vendors and partners and IT budget optimization.
Said Benjamin Goldman, network administrator at Kipany Productions, "One of our clients is so impressed with our NetScreen rollout that we are getting more business from them and they're asking us how we did this so smoothly. Using NetScreen, our customers don't have to support multiple leased lines or multiple VPN connections for each of our third-party vendors."
Kipany purchased four NetScreen-204 appliances, which offer up to 400 Mbps of firewall performance and up to 200 Mbps of 3DES VPN performance. The NetScreen-204 appliances are at Kipany's New York headquarters to protect client information and proprietary applications. Eight NetScreen-50 appliances, providing up to 70 Mbps firewall and 20 Mbps of 3DES VPN throughput, offer a cost-effective solution for remote call centers and clients to connect to the Kipany main network.
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About NetScreen Technologies
NetScreen Technologies, Inc., is a leading developer of network security and access solutions for enterprises and carriers worldwide. NetScreen's solutions offer customers multiple layers of network and application-level protection in purpose-built appliances and systems that optimize performance and reduce total operating costs. NetScreen is located at 805 11th Ave., Sunnyvale, Calif., 94089. More information on NetScreen's products can be found at www.netscreen.com or by calling toll free at 1-800-638-8296.
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