SOURCE: Eicon Networks

March 08, 2005 08:00 ET

Eicon Networks Launches Shiva® 1100 Wireless VPN Gateway

New Wireless Extension for Shiva Security Product Range

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2005 -- Eicon Networks Corporation ("Eicon"), a global leader in providing reliable communication products for networked business applications, today announced the launch of the Shiva 1100 Wireless VPN Gateway to complement its growing range of security solutions for the small and medium enterprise. This product, the latest in the already very successful Shiva VPN Gateway family, will first be available to customers starting in Q2 2005.

The Shiva 1100 Wireless VPN Gateway has been designed to combine bullet-proof wireless security, with simplicity in installation and management. The device is expressly for small to medium enterprises wishing to have secure wireless connectivity in combination with VPN.

"Our research has shown that small and medium-sized enterprises want to use wireless networks in their remote offices but need to be sure that the solution is truly secure and can be managed from a central location. This is exactly what the Shiva 1100 Wireless VPN Gateway provides as it includes with every unit the fully featured Shiva® Central Management System (CMS). This CMS is expressly designed as a robust and secure solution that allows the customer to simply and easily deploy and manage Shiva 1100 units across multiple sites. This is a quality solution from Shiva for customers that want the reliability, interoperability, service, and support that comes from a premium brand," said Dan Dixon, Eicon's Senior Director of Product Management.

Some of the Shiva 1100 Wireless VPN Gateway's key features are:

--  Shiva Central Management System
--  Up to 10 concurrent VPN tunnels
--  Unlimited 802.11g & b wireless connections secured with WPA or with
    802.11i, the latest and most secure wireless encryption standard
--  1 WAN port, 4 10/100 LAN ports
--  Failover from broadband to narrowband over serial port
--  Authentication: RADIUS, TACACS+, MS-CHAP V2, X.509 Certificates, RSA
    Digital Key Signature, pre-shared key
    
About Eicon Networks

Eicon Networks has been designing, manufacturing and marketing leading brands of communications products since 1984. The company's portfolio includes the Diva range of media processing products for voice, speech, conferencing, fax, and document handling applications, the Eiconcard range of transaction processing products, and the Shiva range of security products. Eicon distributes, markets and supports its products in more than 80 countries through a network of channel partners, telecommunication companies (telcos), internet service providers (ISPs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Information about Eicon Networks is available at www.eicon.com.

Eicon, Eicon Networks, Shiva and LanRover are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Eicon Networks Corporation or its subsidiaries. Eicon encourages all users of its products to procure all necessary intellectual property licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which licenses may vary from country to country.

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