Rainbow and Guardian Digital Team Up on Linux Security Acceleration

OEM Agreement Provides for Exceptional Server Performance Enhancement and Security for Managed Hosting Environments and Large Enterprise Data Centers

IRVINE, CA and SADDLE RIVER, NJ – December 5, 2001 – Rainbow eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNBO) company and a leading solutions provider of digital content and transaction security, and Guardian Digital, the open source security company, today announced a strategic and technology partnership aimed at securing Linux-based transactions. This integrated solution consists of Rainbow’s CryptoSwift eCommerce accelerator and Guardian Digital’s EnGarde Secure Linux software suite.

The combined Rainbow-Guardian Digital solution adds powerful security capabilities to Linux-based systems that reduce the time and resources needed to develop a stable, versatile and scalable Linux-based online solution. Users can take advantage of CryptoSwift’s speed and performance for secure online transactions of software updates, tech support access and security information alerts provided through EnGarde Secure Linux.

“As increasing numbers of B2B enterprise organizations turn to Linux-based systems, the ability of users to secure transactions quickly and effectively without requiring a Linux administrator on staff is business critical,” said Shawn Abbott, president, Rainbow eSecurity. “The combination of EnGarde Secure Linux and CryptoSwift provides a powerful and robust solution for fast and secure online transactions. Adding to that, the ability to build a complete corporate Internet presence provides a cost-effective and high-secure solution for these security-minded organizations.”

“Rainbow’s CryptoSwift is the market’s leading SSL acceleration solution, which not only provides high levels of security for each transaction, but optimizes performance of Web servers to prevent transactional bottlenecks and poor server performance,” said Dave Wreski, president, Guardian Digital. “CryptoSwift complements the versatility and security of EnGarde Secure Linux and offers users robust enterprise features and support to deliver a powerful multipurpose Internet communication platform.”

EnGarde Secure Professional is a comprehensive software solution that provides all the tools necessary to build a complete corporate online presence, including e-mail, eCommerce and Web services. The security features integrated into its design provide a level of assurance that an organization’s online assets are only available to authorized users. Protection from the most common Internet worms, unauthorized access and modifications, as well as an advanced intrusion alert system, marks EnGarde as the most secure Linux environment available. The built-in CSR generation and SSL certificate management function turn a once complicated and error-prone process into an easily manageable administrative process that can be repeated consistently for hundreds of Web sites.

The Guardian Digital Linux Lockbox is the first open source network server appliance designed to serve as a complete eBusiness solution. Using a mouse and the Web-based management system, administrators can effortlessly create their corporate online storefront or thousands of virtual Web sites. Suitable for ISPs, ASPs and larger enterprises seeking to promote their products online, the Lockbox can connect and serve hundreds of users with millions of Web items, and can deliver and process e-mail services.

Rainbow’s CryptoSwift eCommerce accelerators, combined with Guardian Digital’s hardware and software, provides customers a system for fast and secure online transactions and enhanced Web server performance.

Rainbow’s eCommerce performance and security acceleration technology is the industry’s leading solution for cryptographic acceleration, providing fast and secure transactions over the Internet while dramatically reducing Web server and network appliance response time. The CryptoSwift family of eCommerce acceleration solutions accelerates the public-key cryptographic functions of popular security protocols such as SSL/TLS, WAP/WTLS, S/MIME, IKE/IPSec and others. SSL acceleration technology was first developed by Rainbow and improves server response time for secure connections by freeing the Web servers and network appliances to perform other tasks, especially during peak load and heavy traffic periods. Since 1997, Rainbow’s CryptoSwift is the SSL acceleration solution of choice for fast, secure online transactions for B2B and B2C environments of all types and sizes.

CryptoSwift has won more major industry awards for excellence than any other SSL acceleration solution, including a prestigious “Well-Connected Award” for best SSL accelerator and “Editor’s Choice Award” for best internal SSL accelerator from Network Computing, a “Blue Ribbon Award” from Network World as the industry’s top cryptographic accelerator and two American Electronics Association (AEA) High Tech Awards for “Innovative Product/Technology” in 2000 and 2001. In addition, Rainbow’s NetSwift2012 appliance for SSL/WTLS (wired/wireless) security acceleration was a 2001 Editor’s Choice selection from Communications News.

About Guardian Digital, Inc.

Guardian Digital, Inc., the first full-service open source security company, is dedicated to providing secure Internet infrastructure solutions for business. Guardian Digital produces software to securely manage all Internet operations, perform intrusion detection and firewall functions, conduct eBusiness, as well as secure turnkey server appliances. Guardian Digital products address the increasing demand for cost-effective and standards-based platforms for developing a secure Internet presence. To learn about Guardian Digital’s products and comprehensive service offerings, visit Guardian Digital on the Web at http://www.GuardianDigital.com or call 1-866-GD-LINUX.

About Rainbow Technologies

Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of information security solutions for the Internet, eCommerce, mCommerce, content protection, software distribution and high-assurance communications. Rainbow applies its core technology to a variety of Internet applications from securing software to the acceleration of secure communication for eCommerce and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Rainbow’s products include: secure Web server and VPN acceleration boards; anti-piracy and Internet software distribution solutions; PKI-based security solutions; voice, data and satellite security systems; and USB-based Web authentication tokens. With headquarters in Irvine, Calif., Rainbow maintains offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, China, India, The Netherlands, Brazil and Taiwan. A network of nearly 80 authorized distributors sells Rainbow products worldwide. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.rainbow.com.

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