Purchase Includes Customer Base and Intellectual Property
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 21, 2002 – Secure Computing Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise network access control solutions, today announced that it has acquired the intellectual property and customer base of FiPass, an authentication management and identity verification service, from FiPoint, Inc.
The FiPass authentication platform is powered by Secure Computing’s SafeWordÃ¢â€ž? technology. FiPass, a universal solution for identity verification, has already proven to be highly effective for authentication within corporate and government intranets and extranets.
“FiPass’ managed authentication service extends two-factor authentication to the consumer market,” said Willy Leichter, director, product marketing at Secure Computing. “This acquisition builds upon our SafeWord technology and increases our expertise in managed security services for the enterprise.”
“Secure Computing has been our strategic partner throughout FiPass’ product development,” said Sean Brennan, founder and chief executive officer of FiPoint. “Allowing them to advance the technology fits with their product line and benefits our investors.”
About Secure Computing
Secure Computing Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise network access control solutions. Secure Computing software products include SafeWordÃ¢â€ž? PremierAccessÃ¢â€ž? for role-based access control, authentication, and authorization to Web, VPN, and network applications; SidewinderÃ¢â€ž?, the world’s strongest firewall and VPN gateway, complemented by the GauntletÃ¢â€ž? firewall; SmartFilterÃ¢â€ž? Web filtering software for creating positive, productive use of the Web in any organization; and the Embedded Firewall, the world’s first tamper-resistant distributed firewall to defend against the insider threat. Secure Computing’s worldwide partners and customers are counted among the Global 1,000 in financial services, healthcare, telecom, manufacturing, technology, and government. Visit the Secure Computing Web site at www.securecomputing.com or call us at 800.379.4944 (global direct +1.408.979.6572).