Apani Networks Announces the VPN Client v3.1.1 for Nortel VPN Routers

Brea, California – January 19, 2005 – Apani Networks, a leading provider of in-depth security solutions for enterprise and small-to-medium business, announced today the release of the Apani Networks VPN Client v3.1.1 for secure connection to Nortel VPN Routers (formerly known as Contivity Secure IP Services Gateways). This version adds support for Linux Kernel-Source 2.6.

Apani Networks VPN Client establishes secure connections to the Nortel VPN Router gateway from multiple operating systems including the latest versions of Linux. This client software enables user-level authentication, virtual IP address assignment, NAT traversal, and remote policy update and administration. The VPN client also provides for granular control of access policies and denial or termination of client connections.

System Administrators installing the VPN client can use pre-configured files for setting address and security parameters. A customizable client appearance will enable IT administrators to provide user name and password authentication screens for database authentication (LDAP) or Radius Authentication for user IDs. Use of Digital Certificates and RSA SecureID is also supported.

“With the Linux market pushing 44% CAGR, we believe it is essential for us to support this operating system,” said Chris Chen, VP of Sales for Apani Networks. “The Apani VPN client gives traveling or home-based Linux users the security they need to do business anywhere.” *

The Apani Networks VPN Client currently supports the following Linux versions: Linux (x86); Linux kernel 2.2.x, 2.4.x, and 2.6.x; RedHat 7.0 to 7.3 and RedHat 8.0 and 9.0; Fedora Core 1 and Core 2; and SUSE 8.2, 9.0, 9.1.

The Apani Networks VPN Client is immediately available from Apani Networks at http://www.apani.com. The List price is $95 USD per client and includes a one-year maintenance agreement. Volume pricing is available.

* According to the Open Source Applications Foundation report of July 2003.


Apani Networks is a leader in Enterprise and SMB IT network security, shielding the network from attacks and providing in-depth protection for critical network data. Established in 2003, Apani Networks delivers encryption-based security solutions with centrally managed authentication, access and administration to assist System Administrators in defending communications across the Internet, the extended perimeter, within the core and from wired or wireless networks.

Apani Networks is a privately held company with headquarters located in Brea, California. Additional information is available at www.apani.com or 714.792.1800.

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