Rainbow Debuts NetSwift iGate Web Access Appliance at Networld+Interop
Industry’s Only Integrated Security Solution That Secures Access to Web-enabled Applications from the Client to the Server; Rainbow’s Core Security Technologies Provide for Rapid Deployment and High Scalability, Addressing Critical Need for Security
NETWORLD+INTEROP, LAS VEGAS, Nev., May 7, 2002 – Rainbow eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies (Nasdaq: RNBO) company and a leading solutions provider for digital content and transaction security, today introduced the NetSwift iGate Web Security appliance that, for the first time, provides organizations with a single solution for rapid deployment of secure access to Web-enabled data and applications. The NetSwift iGate provides end-user authentication and SSL acceleration to provide customers with a complete solution for secure Web access from the client’s browser to a single server and multiple back end servers. Rainbow will demonstrate the NetSwift iGate’s security and ease of use to protect Web sites at the Spring 2002 Networld+Interop conference in Las Vegas this week.
IDC reports that the number of secure Internet transactions by B2B and B2C enterprises is doubling every year. As more organizations move towards a culture of an increasingly mobile work force, collaborative communications and productivity tools are needed to provide greater productivity. However, companies often encounter problems when it comes to security, scalability, cost of deployment and speed of deployment. The NetSwift iGate solution is the industry’s first integrated appliance that solves the problem of providing secure access to business-critical Web-enabled data and applications through its rapid deployment capabilities.
Built from award-winning components, the NetSwift iGate is ideal for companies using intranets and extranets for employees, front office solutions such as sales force automation (SFA) and customer relationship management (CRM), as well as financial and industry specific applications. The NetSwift iGate can be deployed almost instantly and requires no systems integration. It can scale to thousands of users and provides centralized user-management and fine-grained access control to Web-enabled applications by authenticated users.
“We used to say that any technology that’s very secure isn’t very easy to use and anything that’s easy to use isn’t very secure. The NetSwift iGate solution changes all that and makes a powerful and robust Web security solution that’s both easy to deploy and easy to use,” said David M. Lynch, vice president of marketing, Rainbow eSecurity. “We are pleased to provide the industry’s first complete appliance for secure Web access to corporate networks from the client’s machine through to the back end server. While there are other solutions out there, no other solution can be installed, deployed and used as rapidly as NetSwift iGate can and nothing else combines ease-of-use with powerful security. We are excited about showing customers first-hand how the product functions at this week’s Networld+Interop.”
The NetSwift iGate at Work On the client side, the NetSwift iGate solution uses Rainbow’s award-winning iKey USB token to provide powerful two-factor authentication of users for business-critical Web-enabled applications. The iKey effectively eliminates the inherent weakness in username/password security that typically takes up the majority of any organization’s help desk services.
Typical real-world applications for NetSwift iGate include: Ã‚Â·Tech services sites (prevents unauthorized users from accessing support extranets)
Ã‚Â·Content subscription sites (prevents password sharing and restricts access)
Ã‚Â·Secure remote access
Ã‚Â·Single system used by employees, partners, clients and vendors
“The NetSwift iGate provides a viable alternative to the high cost and administrative overhead of VPNs for delivering simple access to secure Web sites,” said Chris Christiansen, IDC vice president of eBusiness Infrastructure and Software Security. “This appliance brings SSL and access control together at the application level and reduces administrative overhead for remote access to Web servers.”
Always On Encryption
Using Rainbow’s award-winning NetSwift acceleration and security appliance on the server side, the NetSwift iGate solution provides complete encryption of all network traffic between itself and the browser using industry-standard SSL security already built into the user’s browser. This ensures complete security and privacy of the Web site content but also eliminates the need to pay the ongoing costs of installation and management of VPN client software on an end user’s computer. Additionally, the NetSwift iGate’s central management and SSL acceleration reduces the cost and complexity of manually installing SSL on Web servers while reducing the total cost of ownership by eliminating the need to purchase SSL certificates for each physical Web server.
Easy Deployment, Easy Management
The NetSwift iGate solution is easily installed into an existing network environment without adding more hardware or software to existing Web applications. This reduces the cost of deployment by eliminating the need to buy more servers. The NetSwift iGate appliance can be configured via serial connection, SSH connection or even a Web-based GUI. Managing users and the access-control list is done remotely using Rainbow’s Java-based Access Control Manager application that allows customers to import existing users and groups from Windows Domain Controllers.
Pricing and Availability
The NetSwift iGate will ship next month and can be ordered now, directly from Rainbow and its worldwide sales channels. Pricing information in North America can be obtained by calling 1-800-852-8569. International pricing is available by calling 1-949-206-7000. More information on Rainbow’s entire family of secure network performance products can be found at www.rainbow.com.
About Rainbow Technologies
Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of digital content and transaction security solutions for the Internet, eCommerce and mCommerce. Rainbow applies its core technology to a variety of Internet applications – from securing software to the acceleration of secure communication for eCommerce and VPNs. Rainbow’s products include secure Web server and VPN acceleration boards; anti-piracy and Internet software distribution solutions; PKI security solutions; voice, data and satellite security systems; and USB-based authentication tokens. The company has headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and maintains offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, China, Japan, India, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico and Taiwan. A network of nearly 80 authorized distributors sells Rainbow products worldwide. More information can be found at www.rainbow.com.
NetSwift iGate, CryptoSwift and iKey are trademarks of Rainbow Technologies, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective organizations.
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