Swisscom Eurospot Enhances Ease of Use and Security on Its Network
Swisscom Eurospot, the European leading provider of high-speed internet access for business travellers announced today the completion of its security certification program with Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), Nortel Networks and SSH Communications Security.
The Swisscom Eurospot network is targeted at professionals and locations where they stay when on the move such as hotels, business centres, airports and train stations. It already complies with the Intel Centrino security verification program and demonstrates now that it is also compatible with leading information security vendors such as Check Point, Nortel Networks and SSH.
Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient solution (release R55), Nortel Networks Contivity Client (version 4.86.033) and Contivity Server (version 4.80.124) as well as the SSH Tectia client/server solution (version 4.0), have passed the security testing with Swisscom Eurospot’s pan-European network in all possible hotspot configurations. Among several technical tests, the certification program includes tests on IP connectivity through a challenging satellite connection as well as tests on NAT transversal and fragmentation issues.
“We believe that offering professionals on the move a safe, secure and above all easy to use access to their corporate network as well as to the public Internet is an essential element of our value proposition” says Jaap van den Berg, VP Business Development at Swisscom Eurospot.
When business travellers log-on to Swisscom Eurospot’s high-speed internet access services, they can establish direct access to their corporate networks via the Internet. To prevent data eavesdropping, connection hijacking and unauthorized access to the corporate intranet, the use of encryption solutions such as VPN (Virtual Private Network) or managed security middleware is required. These solutions, already in use within the confines of most offices (wireline connection), can now also be used on the move, facilitating remote connection through Swisscom Eurospot’s wired & wireless network.
“The benefits of wireless remote access among business travellers are indisputable,” says Tatu Yl?, CTO of SSH Communications Security Corp. “By using SSH Tectia solution for secure remote access, Swisscom Eurospot customers can now conveniently access their corporate networks without any concerns about security.”
David Aminzade, EMEA Sales Manager, Wireless and Broadband, Check Point Software Technologies adds: “Secure access to company data is a critical requirement for enterprises with mobile employees. This certification program from Swisscom Eurospot gives IT departments the added confidence that its mobile employees can connect in a secure way that ensures compliance with its security policy”.
Geneva, 21st April 2004
About Swisscom Eurospot
Swisscom Eurospot is a leading provider of high-speed internet access for business travellers in Europe. Its network comprises more than 2000 locations across Europe . The company has close working relationships with several roaming partners (e.g. Swisscom Mobile, Telia Homerun, iPass). Access can be purchased at the locations or from the Swisscom Eurospot e-shop on its web site. The 800+ active Swisscom Eurospot locations, the e-shop and additional information about the company and its products and services can be found at http://www.swisscom-eurospot.com Swisscom Eurospot is a subsidiary of Swisscom and is headquartered in Geneva, with branch offices in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. The Swisscom Group posted revenues of CHF 14.6 billion in 2003 and has some 19’000 employees.
About Check Point
Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the confirmed market leader of both the worldwide VPN and firewall markets. Through its Next Generation product line, the company delivers a broad range of Perimeter, Internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of over 2,300 Check Point partners in 92 countries. For more information visit us on the Web at http://www.checkpoint.com or at http://www.opsec.com
About Nortel Networks
Nortel Networks is an industry leader and innovator focused on transforming how the world communicates and exchanges information. The Company is supplying its service provider and enterprise customers with communications technology and infrastructure to enable value-added IP data, voice and multimedia services spanning Wireless Networks, Wireline Networks, Enterprise Networks, and Optical Networks. As a global company, Nortel Networks does business in more than 150 countries. More information about Nortel Networks can be found on the Web at http://www.nortelnetworks.com
About SSH Communications Security
SSH Communications Security, a world-leading supplier of managed security middleware, offers a broad range of security software solutions designed to address the most critical needs for businesses, financial institutions and governments worldwide. SSH TectiaTM, based on the award-winning SSH Secure Shell is a modular enterprise class solution that requires no modification to existing IT infrastructures or applications. SSH Tectia client/server solution provides standards-based, transparent strong encryption and authentication that easily integrates into heterogeneous, multi-platform environments for secure end-to-end network communications and remote administration. For more information, please visit http://www.ssh.com