Affinity Internet Holdings Plc to offer Danu Industries' 'TermiNET' Personal Firewall software to its clients and subscribers Tuesday 6 February 2001 PDF Print Danu Industries Ltd, a leading provider of Internet Security solutions, announced today that Virtual Internet Provider Ltd (VIP), an Affinity Internet Holdings Plc company, has selected Danu's TermiNET Personal Firewall software as a component of its Internet Provision service. VIP, serving over 1.5 million subscribers across the globe, will make available Danu's TermiNET Personal Firewall to its clients. "VIP is a perfect partner for Danu because of its focus on incorporating innovative services, such as Internet Security into its offering", said Andy Hogan - UK Business Development Director for Danu Industries UK. "VIP has a strong track record in the provision of high quality Internet services and solutions, boasting clients such as Tiny Online and Egg. We are very pleased to be strengthening our relationship with VIP and its customers around the world." TermiNET is state-of-the-art personal firewall software, designed to protect the Internet subscriber against Internet-borne assaults from hackers. Employing the same principles as corporate firewalls, users can block incoming or outgoing traffic at will. Furthermore specific content types can be blocked, providing children with a safe Internet environment and parents with peace-of-mind. Also suitable for SME users, the software affords the mobile PC user protection wherever an Internet connection is made, be it the office, at home or on the road. TermiNET has received a number of favourable write-ups from leading Internet review sites such as ZDNET, TUCOWS & ROCKETDOWNLOAD.COM. Online services such as shopping and banking are becoming increasingly popular; in November 2000, over 5 million users made a secure connection on an e-commerce site (NetValue 22nd December 2000). However there is still the overriding factor of security that prohibits further market penetration, for instance a recent survey showed that of the Internet users yet to shop online, 72% cited security as the principal barrier (NFO Interactive, 4th January 2001). Additionally the advent of the prone-to-assault 'always on' ADSL has once more highlighted the issue of Internet security. Said Neil Sutton, Sales and Marketing Director of Affinity, "With the exponential growth in Internet usage and the types of access progressing into ADSL, personal security is becoming of increasing importance. We are therefore making TermiNET available to our clients thereby addressing security issues and helping allay subscribers' fears." About Affinity Internet Holdings Plc Affinity is an Internet and telecoms company providing an increasingly integrated offering to corporates, consumer brands and special interest groups. It has four wholly owned subsidiaries and one jointly owned subsidiary: - Virtual Internet Provider Ltd, the branded Internet services provider - TeleCentric Solutions Ltd, the branded telephony services company (co-owned with Powergen) - EGO Maniacs.net Ltd, the online entertainment company - Taxi Interactive Ltd, the innovative e-commerce company - Sonnet Internet Ltd, the bespoke ISP specialists for the SME and SOHO markets Clients include Tiny Computers, Compaq, PowerGen, Breathe.com, Royal Bank of Scotland, ICL and the AA. Affinity is providing a best of breed solution by utilising the services of its strategic partners: ICL - the e-Business services company, Cisco Systems, and ClientLogic. Other key relationships include Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, COLT Telecommunications, Vodafone UK, Synigence, TransNational and erecruitment.com. Affinity floated on the AIM stock market in April 1999.The company completed its move to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange and became a component of the techMARK index on the 24th October 2000. About Danu Industries Ltd Danu Industries is a leading global provider of security solutions for company wide communications including Internet, Intranet, Extranet, VPN and voice. Headquartered in Ireland, the company is a subsidiary of Global Information Security Inc. a US group specialising in the Telecom and Security Software Sectors. TermiNET is a personal firewall, which protects your PC from outside attack while you browse the web or connect to other networks. It is an ideal low cost solution for mobile PC users, telecommuters and home users who wish to connect to the Internet but do not have the resources or support of a large security infrastructure. Visit http://www.danu.ie for more information. For further information on VIP or Danu Industries, you may also contact: Antony Mayfield/Daryl Newman Midnight Communications 01273 666200 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Nikki Redfern. Affinity Internet Holdings PLC 0207 6701150 firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Midnight Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.