Cylink Introduces Newest Addition to Link Encryptor Family for Securing Critical Leased-Line Networks

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 15, 2001–Cylink Corporation (Nasdaq:CYLK) today introduced the Cylink Link Encryptor T3 (CLE T3) for securing high-speed data communications. The CLE T3 is the latest addition to Cylink’s comprehensive set of leased-line security solutions. Designed to meet the market’s requirements for speed and reliability, the CLE T3 supports Triple-DES and provides secure data communications at the full T3/DS3 data rate of 45 Mbps.

The use of strong encryption makes it possible for organizations, public or government, to protect sensitive data and to ensure the integrity and authenticity of communications moving across multiple networks.

“Homeland Security and continuing concerns about cyberterrorism and hacker attacks are revising corporate and government thinking about mission-critical networks and the need to move to closed-loop encrypted networks employing ATM, Frame Relay, and point-to-point links,” said William P. Crowell, Cylink’s president and CEO. “The CLE T3 will play a crucial role in security as government agencies in particular rely heavily on traditional public or private wide-area networks that are proven to be robust and reliable with less vulnerability.”

The CLE T3, as well as all Cylink wide-area network solutions, are easily managed by PrivaCy Manager(R), a robust, Java-based management platform designed to remotely operate and control security solutions deployed on the enterprise network.

Key features of the product include:

— Completely transparent to leased-line transmission and

terminal equipment

— Fully automated key management

— Central management using PrivaCy Manager

— US government standards FIPS-140

Pricing and Availability

The Cylink Link Encryptor T3 is available starting November 15, 2001 and replaces the CIDEC-VHS T3. Customers can purchase the product from Cylink as well as from Cylink Channel Partners worldwide. Pricing for the CLE T3 starts at US$29,950. More information, including product specification, is available online at

About Cylink Corporation

Cylink Corporation develops, markets and supports a comprehensive family of e-business security solutions. Founded in 1983, the company was the first to market security solutions that protect communications with public key cryptography. Cylink serves Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies worldwide. For more information on Cylink, contact 408/855-6000 or visit

Some of the statements in this announcement involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could be materially different. The statements concerning the growing demand by the government and industries for security solutions for public and traditional private area networks constitute forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results or developments to differ from the Company’s expectations are government and public policy decisions, changes in the public infrastructure or market, competition from other vendors and technologies, an unexpected delay in product developments, difficulty in hiring and retaining qualified personnel, and other risk factors listed from time to time in the company’s SEC reports, including but not limited to the report on Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q, and the Annual Report to shareholders.

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