SOURCE: Eicon Networks

March 08, 2005 08:00 ET

Eicon Networks Launches Shiva® 4102 SSL VPN Gateway

New SSL Security Gateway Product Augments Shiva Family of VPN Gateways

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 4102 SSL VPN Gateway to complement its growing range of security solutions for the small and medium enterprise. This product, the first one from the already very successful Shiva VPN Gateway family to support SSL, will first be available to customers starting in Q2 2005.

"Our central idea for the development of the Shiva range of security products has been simplicity," said Dan Dixon, Senior Director of Product Management at Eicon Networks. "The feedback from our customers has been extremely positive and we are all very excited about this new generation of Shiva VPN Gateway. A big part of the simplicity we're able to deliver lies in the power we've put under the hood in terms of application connectors and management. So does this new product complement or compete with our existing IPSec range of products? Well, we think there's a role for both IPSec and SSL-VPN technologies in the small and medium enterprise. There's a lot of value in the hybrid space -- and in the near future we will be launching software upgrades to facilitate very exciting hybrid functionality on the 4102."

The Shiva 4102 SSL-VPN Gateway has been designed to deliver class-leading simplicity in installation and management. The device is expressly for small to medium enterprises who do not wish to have to install and manage software on every PC or device in the field and do not necessarily have specialist technical expertise for setup. It is also designed with Eicon's very strong distribution and reseller channels clearly in mind, and comes with a rich support and service offering.

The Shiva 4102 SSL VPN Gateway is a no-compromise, fully featured device, which competes feature for feature with large enterprise solutions. The Shiva solution is however unique on the market as it will scale to meet the requirements of the most demanding small and medium enterprise, and this in a unique cost effective and manageable 1-U hardware platform. It offers unsurpassed levels of reliability, performance and value in a market which was craving for a simple yet powerful solution for remote access, partner collaboration and security.

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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