SOURCE: Secure Computing

January 21, 2008 08:00 ET

Secure Computing SafeWord 2008 Two-Factor Authentication Protects the Widest Range of Applications and Information

Ideal Solution for Citrix, Cisco, Check Point, Juniper; Enterprise Solution Pack With SecureWire Access Gateway Increases Productivity, Security, and Compliance

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2008) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced the immediate availability of SafeWord® 2008, a new version of the company's award-winning two-factor authentication solution. SafeWord's easy-to-use tokens provide highly secure yet cost effective two-factor authentication, protecting access to critical information assets and applications through Citrix applications, VPNs, Web applications and Outlook Web Access. SafeWord 2008 is designed for the latest 64-bit Windows environments, including Vista and Windows 2008 Server, with seamless integration to Microsoft Active Directory.

SafeWord 2008 provides best-of-breed security and ease-of use simultaneously. The new SafeWord:

--  Is an easy-to-install and easy-to-use solution that helps lower the
    cost of implementing and deploying token-based two-factor authentication.
    
--  Provides a positive proof of identity before enabling access to an
    ever-increasingly available network.
    
--  Is a complete solution that includes license, tokens, and first year
    of support, making it the most attractive two-factor authentication
    offering for channel partners to sell to their valued customer base along
    with other products and services.
    

SafeWord 2008 offers Enterprise Solution Pack, an add-on module that includes the SecureWire Access Gateway and other applications to improve productivity, security, and compliance.

--  The Enterprise Solution Pack is an add-on package that includes the
    SecureWire™ Access Gateway -- a zero-footprint SSL VPN that enables
    companies to make applications, data, and network connectivity available to
    employees, contractors, business partners, and customers.
    
--  The package also gives customers the option of implementing MobilePass
    to turn users' mobile devices into a two-factor authenticator.
    

"We've been upgrading our Microsoft Windows infrastructure, so we see Secure Computing's SafeWord 2008 as the right authentication product at the right time," said Pascal Raemy, senior consultant at Asecus. "The installation and upgrade were very smooth and have shown us greater benefit from investment in Active Directory, as well as increased security for Terminal Services and other critical Microsoft apps and tools. SafeWord continues to earn high marks for integration, interoperability and ease of use."

"Identity assurance is essential to any security, identity, or compliance initiative," noted Mark Diodati, Senior Identity and Privacy Strategies Analyst at Burton Group. "Without it, a reliable infrastructure cannot exist. One-time password devices are an important part of identity assurance, because of their good security, portability, and ease-of-use."

"Secure Computing has been a leader in strong authentication for more than 20 years. The common theme in our success has been providing the lowest impact on the customer's existing infrastructure and ongoing costs," said Stuart Rauch, director of product marketing of Identity and Access and Management for Secure Computing. "And now with our lifetime token warranty, customers can expect the lowest total cost of ownership anywhere."

Pricing and Availability

SafeWord 2008 is now available worldwide as a bundled authentication solution. New customers will now receive the SafeWord 2008 tokens, software, user licenses, and one year of technical support. Users can pick the form factor of their choice: Alpine tokens, branded solutions for Citrix, Cisco, Check Point, and Nortel, Gold tokens, as well as MobilePass software authenticators. Additionally, with SafeWord 2008, tokens come with a lifetime warranty. For pricing and additional information, please visit: http://www.securecomputing.com/index.cfm?skey=21

About Secure Computing

Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 20,000 global customers in 106 countries, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,000 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see http://www.securecomputing.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's SafeWord product and the expected benefits of such technology, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Ally Zwahlen
    Secure Computing Corporation
    925-288-4175
    Email Contact

    Paula Dunne
    Contos Dunne Communications LLC
    408-776-1400
    408-893-8750 cell
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