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The new StoneGate firewalls FW-1200, FW-1050 and FW-1020 combined with StoneGate IPS-2000 adapt flexibly to growing business demands and changes in network environments.

Reading, UK – 4 April 2007 – Stonesoft Corp., an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, launches StoneGate™ secure connectivity solution for always-on availability. The solution is especially targeted for the needs of companies with geographically distributed organisations and optimised networks.

StoneGate secure connectivity solution provides comprehensive and reliable network security, ensuring high availability for offices and services connected over the Internet. The solution evolves cost-efficiently as the needs of the business grow, thus protecting the network infrastructure investments now and in the future.

“To keep up with the business trends and ahead of their competition, medium-sized companies must adopt new ways of doing business on the Internet and elsewhere. This sets new demands on information continuity and security”, says Klaus Majewski, product marketing manager at Stonesoft. “Our task is to make sure that companies can network with their partners and customers, protect their data and guarantee the availability of their services over the Internet. StoneGate secure connectivity solution has been designed to meet these needs.”
The StoneGate secure connectivity solution comprises of a Firewall and an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). The firewall protects data security at the perimeter or at the network segments and the IPS defends the network proactively by detecting malicious packets within regular network traffic and blocking them before any damage occurs. Implementing the IPS expands the defence further within networks enabling comprehensive, multi-dimensional network security. The Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defence all over the enterprise network.

For optimum suitability for varying capacity needs/installations StoneGate secure connectivity solution for best value networks offers three FW appliances:

• StoneGateTM FW-1200 with 2 Gbit/s capacity and 8 interfaces
• StoneGateTM FW-1050 with 800 Mbit/s and 8 interfaces
• StoneGateTM FW-1020 with 400 Mbit/s and 6 interfaces

Additionally, for optimized layered protection, StoneGateTM IPS-2000 with 600 Mbit/s throughput and 8 interfaces can be configured as separate sensor/analyzer appliance or a combined model according to traffic demands.

Key benefits of StoneGate secure connectivity solution:

• Reliable and cost-efficient connections between offices using VPN over multiple ISPs (Internet Service Providers). The patented Multi-Link™ technology provides the fastest connection available and offers on-demand reserve capacity to overloaded Internet connections.

• Effective proactive network protection with IPS functionalities and prevention of maintenance downtime through built-in firewall clustering and robust construction.

• Protected investment with flexibly evolving security network. The secure connectivity solution can be extended and modified by adding new modules, thus adapting flexibly to changes in the network environment and supporting new business ideas and needs.

• Significantly lower cost of ownership (TCO) through new, cost effective business models, lower cost of everyday administration and robust equipment.

• Business environment optimized hardware with long lifetime.

StoneGateTM FW-1200 and StoneGateTM IPS-2000 appliances are available for shipping on 2 April 2007.

StoneGateTM FW-1050 and StoneGateTM FW-1020 are available for shipping on 7 May 2007.

For more information:
Klaus Majewski
Product Marketing Manager
Stonesoft Corp.
Tel. +358 9 476 711
Email: klaus.majewski@stonesoft.com

About Stonesoft

Stonesoft Corporation (HEX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity. Stonesoft is a global company focused on enterprise level customers requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity with low TCO, best price-to-performance ratio, and highest ROI. StoneGate™ Security Platform unifies firewall, VPN and IPS, blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system for distributed enterprises. Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation has corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.

For more details please contact:
Elissa Fry
Prompt Communications on behalf of Stonesoft
Tel: 020 8996 1650 / Out of hours : 07780 687813
efry@prompt-communications.com

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