Cyberguard Secures TOYS “R” US Across Nordic Region

Bracknell, UK,.22 November, 2005, CyberGuard Corporation (NASDAQ: CGFW), a global provider of security solutions that protect the business-critical information assets of Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that TOP-TOY A/S, the largest toy retailer in the Nordic region and the master franchisee for TOYS “R” US in Scandinavia, has chosen CyberGuard to secure their intranet, linking their head office to all 200 retail outlets across the entire Nordic Region.

“Following the success of the rollouts in Finland, Norway and Denmark the company has now implemented the same secure intranet solution in Sweden where they will also use it to provide a direct connection to CEKAB (authorisation of card transactions) via VPN instead of using an ISDN connection,” said Christian Lysel, System Administrator, TOP-TOY A/S. “We have implemented over two hundred CyberGuard SG firewall/VPNs in our shops and offices in Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden,” continued Lysel.

TOP-TOY A/S looked to CyberGuard for a VPN solution that could be centrally managed and quickly deployed in all their stores and remote offices to enable them to take advantage of the higher bandwidth offered by ADSL to create a secure intranet. The challenge was to improve business performance and customer care programs as well as to reduce telecoms bills. All this had to be achieved by providing a cost-effective level of security and flexibility acceptable to TOP-TOY A/S.

“As the firewalls are powered by stable, secure and configurable firmware based upon embedded Linux, they were flexible and easy to install. Using a text file script, it takes one minute to install each appliance and no third-party client software is required. This has enabled us to implement a secure intranet with the minimum of cost and effort. Another key feature we required was the facility to allow remote users to be able to print locally while accessing applications over our intranet via the VPN. We looked at many different vendors’ appliances but only CyberGuard provided what we needed to meet all our objectives,” said Christian Lysel.

TOP-TOY A/S created a secure VPN connection between the shops and their head office to create an intranet supporting the real-time update of sales and stock data, pricing information, email and web access. With the additional secure bandwidth they are now able to run real-time applications such as remote desktop, a time management system synchronised over the intranet between the head office and remote stores as well as a video based e-learning system for training their staff. This e-learning application has proven be of great benefit in delivering consistent, high quality service to their customers.

Andrew Clarke, Vice President and Managing Director, Europe of CyberGuard, said, “Companies have increasingly adopted the CyberGuard SG product line to secure their infrastructures creating effective, efficient and most importantly secure communications within their businesses.”

CyberGuard’s SG line is an extensive range of desktop and branch office firewall/VPN appliances. They are ideal for securing mobile workers, remote or small offices (SMB/SME), critical servers or networks of ATM or point-of-sale terminals.

About CyberGuard Corporation

CyberGuard Corporation (Nasdaq:CGFW) is a global provider of security solutions that protect business-critical information assets at Global 2,000 organizations and government entities. The company’s firewall/VPN, TSP(tm), Global Command Center(tm) and Webwasher(r) product suites comprise a comprehensive, integrated security system, which offers highly adaptive, scalable solutions that intelligently guard against network intrusion and content-based vulnerabilities, detecting and eliminating security threats in real-time for performance optimization. CyberGuard has deployed more than 250,000 products in organizations around the world to maintain the health and integrity of their enterprises. Headquartered near Boca Raton, Florida, the company has branch offices and training centers around the globe and can be located on the World Wide Web at

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