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Users and administrators benefit from advanced single sign-on and Active Sync features

Reading, UK – 21 November 2007 – Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, introduces the new, Windows Vista compatible, StoneGate SSL VPN 1.1 for fault-tolerant connectivity and enhanced ease of use.

StoneGate SSL VPN 1.1 provides reliable connectivity, ensuring highly available services with fully assured access points. Fault-tolerant sessions are enabled with two appliances that form a mirrored access-point pair. Combined with StoneGate Firewall and its inbuilt load balancing functionality, StoneGate SSL VPN 1.1 ensures not only secure access but also undisturbed information availability.

“StoneGate SSL VPN 1.1 is an ideal solution for organisations that want to provide flexible mobile access to critical business information at any time, from anywhere, and with any device. StoneGate SSL VPN offers total mobility, efficient security and ultimate ease of administration in a single solution”, says Katriina Maanoja, Product Marketing Manager at Stonesoft. ”With StoneGate SSL VPN, organisations can improve their efficiency and stay ahead of the competition by acting on up-to-date information.”

In the unlikely case of an access point failure, the end user session can be automatically directed to a functioning access point without any delay or disturbance. Back-up configuration is realised in active-active mode so that under normal circumstances, both SSL VPN appliances act as regular SSL VPN access points, sharing the access load and providing additional capacity for the SSL portal. This way, every appliance investment can be fully utilised even in backed-up networks. The secondary access point can also be placed in a different geographical location, which allows companies to efficiently meet disaster recovery requirements.

StoneGate SSL VPN 1.1 takes ease of use to a new level for both users and administrators. The new, advanced features include extended single sign-on. Whereas previously single sign-on has been limited to only web applications, now users can also access the most common applications with a single username and password.

For administrators, the new StoneGate SSL VPN 1.1 provides, among other things, a tool for easy configuration of end-user single sign-on. The adaptive, self-configuring setup tool examines the login page of the application and automatically configures the settings, thus making the implementation even easier than before.

Both administrators and users benefit from the ActiveSync functionality for Microsoft Office, which provides an easy yet secure way to keep e-mails and calendars up-to-date. Thus, organisations no longer need to choose between investing in a separate push mail application or using the continuous, but often costly webmail connectivity. Moreover, with the new device lock mechanism for ActiveSync, StoneGate SSL VPN 1.1 provides increased security, in case, for example, the device is lost or stolen, ensuring that company confidential information cannot be exploited.

StoneGate SSL VPN 1.1 will be available for shipping in January 2008.

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
Email: 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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