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Unified management allows administrators to control the security of remote sites and stop network abuse remotely

Reading, UK – 30 October 2007 – Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, extends their product offering in secure mobility with the new, centrally managed StoneGate FW-100 appliance. The appliance allows smooth access to business critical information even from the smallest and most remote offices.

StoneGate FW-100 Firewall/VPN dissolves physical distance and overcomes organisational boundaries, allowing unlimited access to corporate data with uncompromised security. Offices and units of geographically and administratively dispersed organisations benefit from increased possibilities and freedom to share information without security risks.

StoneGate FW-100 Firewall/VPN appliance provides the tools for enabling secure access to network resources and applications. Providing site-to-site VPN connectivity over ADSL, cable modem or other connectivity media, the appliance allows connecting several small remote sites with central network resources flexibly and securely. With the WLAN connectivity, employees benefit from true mobility. Business-critical information can be easily accessed even from the most remote sales office, with no security risks.

Centrally managed, the appliance offers ultimate ease of administration and enhanced usability without compromising security. With the unified management system, StoneGate FW-100 allows a holistic view and control on the security status of remote sites. Administrators can manage hundreds of appliances and stop network abuse remotely, if needed.

“Until now, increasing flexibility has often required organisations to compromise security, and vice versa: improving security has resulted in slowness or incapability to adapt to changes in business environment. StoneGate FW-100 offers businesses true mobility, dissolving the physical distance between remote sites and the headquarters. Everybody profits – the business users, the administrators, and the business”, illustrates Katriina Maanoja, Product Marketing Manager of Stonesoft.

StoneGate FW-100 further leverages the Stonesoft concept of layered security. The product allows segmenting the corporate network into dedicated security zones for corporate access.

With StoneGate FW-100, organisations can divide the networks of their remote offices into two zones: a guest network and a corporate network. Thus, users can have direct access to the Internet simultaneously with corporate access – without compromising corporate security.

StoneGate FW-100 will be available for shipping in December 2007.

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organisations. Stonesoft customers include enterprises with growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.

StoneGate™ secure connectivity solution unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system. The key benefits of StoneGate secure connectivity solution include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio and high ROI.

StoneGate Management Center provides unified management for StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defence all over the enterprise network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile and remote use.

Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.

For more details, please contact:

Tiru Thiruvilangam or Sally Forge
Prompt Communications on behalf of Stonesoft
Tel: 020 8996 1646 / Out of hours : 07780 687813
tiru@prompt-communications.com / sforge@prompt-communications.com

Or

Stonesoft Corporation
Ilkka Hiidenheimo, CEO
Tel. +358 9 476 711
E-mail: ilkka.hiidenheimo@stonesoft.com

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