SOURCE: Wiresoft

December 09, 2009 11:56 ET

Wiresoft Calls Clientless SSL VPNs a Significant Threat to Network Security for Small-to-Medium-Sized Businesses

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - Wiresoft today called on the network security industry to ensure the highest levels of protection for VPN connections, in light of US-CERT's disclosure of significant risks associated with clientless SSL VPNs provided by major equipment manufacturers and solutions providers.

The following remarks are attributable to Tom Schram, President and CEO of Wiresoft:

"The clientless SSL VPN problem uncovered by US-CERT poses a grave threat to the nation's small-to-medium-sized businesses, many of which use clientless VPN implementations.

"Many SMBs today have remote workers who rely on VPN connections. If those connections are not absolutely secure, the SMB can easily fall victim to hackers who will steal confidential data, install malware or turn SMBs' systems into spam servers.

"It is appalling that some of the nation's largest security hardware manufacturers have known of this problem for several years, yet told their customers to rely on work-around solutions.

"Only a client-based SSL VPN, like that ensured by Wiresoft's Firegate, can provide absolute security."

About Wiresoft

Wiresoft, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a leading provider of affordable high performance network security and disaster recovery products for small-to-medium-sized businesses. For further information on Wiresoft and the Firegate family of products, please visit www.wiresoft.com

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