Announces Security Solutions for 802.11 Applications
a provider of Internet security technology that is the de facto
standard in the VPN industry, announced that its industry-leading
VPN software, SoftRemote, is available to provide an immediate
solution to the recent security vulnerabilities concerning wireless
LANs, addressing issues with the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
standard, as well as securing a variety of IP communications methods.
SoftRemote is a FIPS 140-1 and IPSec standards-based remote access
client offering secure communications for a variety of IP transports
including 802.11 wireless technology, remote access, broadband technology,
fast Ethernet, ISDN, and frame-relay. Through robust testing by
SafeNet's security experts, as well as specific feature enhancements
requested by leading security OEM customers, SoftRemote inherently
offers greater security than is available over other standards such
"Linksys is a strong proponent for maximizing security in
home and business communications", said Ross Fujimoto, Linksys
Sr. Manager, Corporate & Information Technologies. "SafeNet's
expertise in the security industry has allowed them to develop more
secure, high-quality products that enhance existing security protocols
such as the 802.11 WEP Standard."
Wireless LAN technology is exploding because companies can set
up wireless access points inexpensively and have instant connectivity
to corporate information. Wireless users can address their security
concerns just by having SoftRemote installed at desktops and laptops,
and installing an IPSec-interoperable gateway behind the wireless
access point. Since IPSec is based on strong security through proven
algorithms, using it over wireless LANs can address security concerns
for wireless users such as eavesdropping, dictionary attacks, decryption
of traffic, and unauthorized use.
"Our security experts designed SoftRemote to offer interoperable
security for a wide range of wired and wireless applications,"
said Tony Caputo, Chairman and CEO for SafeNet, Inc. "We secure
information at the IP level for a variety of communications methods
making SoftRemote a VPN product that can be deployed in many applications.
Users don't have to wait for strong security over wireless LANs.
It is available today by deploying SoftRemote."