SOURCE: AEP Networks

October 30, 2006 08:00 ET

AEP SmartGate 5.1 Available for Identity-Based Access Management

Extended Features Enable Support for Mobile Devices and File Access

SOMERSET, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 --AEP Networks today announced general availability of its application-layer security gateway product, AEP SmartGate, which is now shipping with Release 5.1, a software enhancement that incorporates advances in file access and support for wireless mobile devices.

AEP SmartGate is an identity-based application layer security gateway designed for large-scale, distributed, information-sharing environments. SmartGate, a FIPS 140-2 certified solution, enables organizations to securely exchange information with employees, customers and business partners over any IP-based infrastructure. Advanced features enable federated identity, strong authentication, and control of access privileges across trusted organizations.

SmartGate Release 5.1 includes several upgrades such as:

--  Support for wireless mobile devices - The SmartPass client now
    supports PocketPC 2005 and Windows Mobile 5 using the popular Opera
    browser.
--  Extended ability to support file access via NetBIOS support in the
    Windows SmartPass Client - This provides secure access to network resources
    such as shared drives on Windows platforms (Drive Mapping and File
    Sharing).
--  Unpublished Server Access Permissions - This provides inside-out
    access control by forcing all user traffic to route via the SmartGate
    server to get outside the network.
--  Backup proxy server - SmartPass alternate proxy server lets an
    administrator define redundant SmartGate proxy servers for access to any
    target application (for full redundancy).
--  Licensing Options - Concurrent User licensing for SmartGate is now
    available, in addition to Named Seats (both types of licensing are
    supported).
    

"We continue to see demand for the granular access control provided via the SmartGate product," commented Reginald P. Best, EVP/GM of AEP Networks' Application Security Business. "Enterprises are using it for more and more applications and types of access throughout the organization, and these upgraded features are in response to customer demand."

SmartGate 5.1 is available now via AEP channel partners worldwide.

About AEP Networks

AEP Networks offers a comprehensive Policy Networking solution that provides complete security starting at the endpoints and working throughout a network -- from the edge to the core. AEP's integrated portfolio of security products includes network admission control enforcement points, identity-based application security gateways, SSL VPNs, high assurance IPSec-based VPN encryptors, and hardware security modules for key management. Our products address the most demanding security requirements of public-sector organizations and commercial enterprises internationally. The company is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, with offices worldwide.

AEP Networks, the AEP Networks logo, and NACpoint are trademarks of AEP Networks, Inc., with registration pending in the United States. Netilla, SmartGate, SmartPass and SmartAdmin are registered trademarks of AEP Networks, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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