Koolspan Selected As A Finalist For SC Magazine’s 2006 Excellence Award For Best Two-Factor Solution

Bethesda, Md., Nov. 28, 2005 — KoolSpan, Inc., the leading provider of plug-and-play security solutions that bridge networks, users, and devices, today announced it has been selected as a finalist in SC Magazine’s 2006 Reader Trust Awards in the Best Two-Factor Solution category. Winners are selected based on judge’s deliberations and reader votes. With more than 1,300 product and service nominations from over 330 competing companies globally, the SC Awards are the world’s leading awards program for the Information Security industry. SC Magazine will recognize finalists, winners and industry achievement at its US Awards ceremony Feb. 14, 2006, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

The SC Awards program spans US, Asia, and UK. The SC Awards are composed of both the Reader Trust Technology Awards—voted on by SC readers in each region and the SC Awards Council, a group of carefully selected senior CSOs—and the Professional Awards that are judged by a panel of the industry’s top talents.

“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist by one of the Information Security industry’s leading publications,” said KoolSpan Chief Executive Officer Tony Fascenda. “Such marketplace validation is one of the strongest indicators of our performance and success as one of the industry’s leading two-factor authentication technologies.”

From data centers to enterprises, KoolSpan’s two-factor authentication solutions can be used to secure VoIP calls, provide protected remote access without a VPN, secure Wi-Fi in offices and public hotspots, and secure Ethernet for multi-site bridging or backbone encryption across private or public networks.

Using a Smart Card to Smart Card architecture, SecureEdge’s per packet 256-bit AES Ethernet encryption protects sensitive information without impacting bandwidth utilization or performance. SecurEdge provides an ultra-secure and consistent way for end users inside and outside of the firewall to access their company’s private network. Users may connect over wired or wireless networks, enabling IT Managers to install, configure and support one access method for a variety of networks while dramatically simplifying the end user’s experience.

About KoolSpan, Inc.

Based in Bethesda, Md., privately-held KoolSpan, Inc. is the leading provider of plug-and-play security solutions that bridge networks, users, and devices for encrypted Layer 2 access to any business application with critical security requirements. Utilizing Smart Cards, KoolSpan provides secure access simply and cost effectively, eliminating user and administrator challenges and allowing local and remote workers to efficiently and securely authenticate and encrypt communications over wired and wireless networks. KoolSpan technology reduces network costs by streamlining IT infrastructure, and enables workforces and IT departments to be more productive. For more information visit: www.koolspan.com.


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