Compumatica Acquires Utimaco Safeware’s VPN Product Line

Compumatica Secure Networks To Take Over VPN Products of Utimaco Safeware´s Network Security Division

Oberursel, 20. February 2002 – From 1st March 2002, Utimaco Safeware will transfer the ownership of its Network Security division´s VPN product line to Compumatica secure networks. Compumatica secure networks, based in Aachen, is the German subsidiary of the Dutch network security supplier Compumatica secure networks, which has been one of Utimaco Safeware’s partners in the network security sector for many years. It has been very successful, particularly in providing products and services to government bodies.

Compumatica secure networks will further develop the CryptoGuard?? VPN hardware-based VPN products, including the Security Management Station, to meet the future requirements of the market, and sell them as part of its security integration projects. The company will also take on all obligations to existing customers arising from maintenance and support contracts. To Utimaco Safeware, this transaction means an additional license sale. Moreover, in Compumatica, Utimaco Safeware is gaining an additional channel for selling the CryptoBastion?? firewall technology, which is undergoing further development in Utimaco Safeware’s System House.

“Compumatica is an experienced provider of network security solutions with excellent references, especially from government bodies. We have worked together with Compumatica in many VPN projects, so the company is very well informed about our products. This will greatly benefit our existing and future customers”, said Dr. Norbert Pohlmann, Member of the Board of Utimaco Safeware AG.

“We are certain that Utimaco Safeware’s excellent hardware-based VPN technology will provide us with a great opportunity to win follow-up orders from existing customers, and with a means to offer attractive network security solutions, especially for government bodies”, said Anton Hopmans, of Compumatica secure networks.

Utimaco Safeware AG is one of the leading European manufacturers of professional IT security solutions. The security technology and solutions developed by Utimaco Safeware protect the electronic data of companies and government bodies against unauthorised access and guarantees that business processes and administrative procedures in the electronic world are binding and confidential.

Compumatica secure networks, founded in 1991, is an expert manufacturer and integrator of network security solutions for large- scale IT security projects. The solutions it has implemented protect data belonging to top-level government bodies in the Netherlands from unauthorised access and ensure confidential communication over networks. Compumatica secure networks, based in Aachen, is the German subsidiary of the Dutch Compumatica secure networks.

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