14-15th February 2001, Stand IT115, Hall 2, Wembley, London Wednesday 14 February 2001 PDF Print London, February 5, 2001 - Solsoft, Inc., the leading provider of policy management for e-Business security, today announced a number of enhancements to its free security management solution Solsoft NP-Lite 4.1. New features include support for the newly released Linux NetFilter firewall and support for IP masquerading. The enhanced solution will be demonstrated at the UK Security Show - a key event for enterprise security. Solsoft NP-Lite 4.1 is a free security solution and can be downloaded from Solsoft's Web site http://www.solsoft.com/np-lite/ "Solsoft's development team is culturally a very strong Linux bastion. We follow Linux developments very closely and have been working on the integration of NetFilter since its beta version was made available last June," said Sylvain Gil, Programme Manager at Solsoft. He continued: "With NetFilter, Linux users not only benefit from all the features and functionalities that are traditionally offered by the most advanced firewalls of the market, they can also inspect the source code of their core security device and therefore keep full control of their network security. This is something that commercial firewalls do not offer today. The combination of NetFilter and NP-Lite 4.1 offers users an exceptionally robust and user-friendly tool to manage their network security." New features in Solsoft NP-Lite 4.1: * Support for NetFilter devices - Solsoft NP-Lite 4.1 offers full management capabilities for NetFilter. NetFilter is the most advanced Linux firewall to this date; released in January 2001 and shipped with the new 2.4 version of Linux, NetFilter offers stateful inspection, advanced NAT support and other advanced functionalities that make it comparable to any established commercial firewalls. * Secure upload on Linux devices using SSH - Solsoft NP-Lite 4.1 also offers SSH upload capabilities, allowing administrators to build a secure connection between their administration machine and filtering devices for the upload of their configuration (login, password, and IP filter files). This feature protects security policies from being observed as they are uploaded. * Support of IP Masquerading - Another major enhancement of Solsoft NP-Lite 4.1 is the support of IP masquerading on IPchains and NetFilter. IP masquerading is the Linux equivalent of Network Address Translation. Used by organisations as both a security measure and a tool for simplifying their administration, IP masquerading allows a machine (or user) to connect to the Internet through a firewall without using an individual IP addresses. Masquerading allows insiders to get out without allowing outsiders in, or even to find the internal machines, since they are aware of only one IP address, that of the firewall. This way, they cannot attack the internal machines directly. About Solsoft NP-Lite Solsoft NP-Lite is a free version of Solsoft NP specifically created for Linux users. Combining a powerful visual interface and compiler engine, Solsoft NP-Lite automatically translates visual representations of a security policy into consistent, error-free IP Filters. Solsoft NP-Lite configures up to 3 interfaces on Linux IP Firewall 2.0.x, Linux IP Chains 2.2.x and Linux NetFilter version 1.2. Solsoft NP-Lite 4.1 version is this product's third release; Solsoft NP-Lite was originally launched and made available on Solsoft's web site in July 2000, and today totals over 3500 users throughout the world. About Solsoft, Inc. As the leading provider of policy management for e-Business security since 1996, Solsoft is recognised as a pioneer for its innovative approach and market-leading competency. The company's product line, Solsoft NP, provides organisations with the ability to reduce their cost of security ownership, while improving the overall security of their intranet, distributed branch offices, e-Commerce, and extranet implementations. Solsoft's customers represent business segments ranging from high-growth dot-com companies to the more traditional large manufacturing companies. The company is funded by several industry-leading investors including: The Carlyle Group, Cita, Innovacom-Technocom, Intel Capital, Ventech, Société Générale: Asset Management, Sofinnova Partners and Viventures. Solsoft is headquartered in Mountain View, California and Paris, France. Solsoft and Solsoft NP are trademarks of Solsoft, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For additional information about Solsoft, visit http://www.solsoft.com. Press Enquiries: Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey éclat MARKETING Tel: 01628 400 900 e-mail: email@example.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Solsoft Enquiries Hind Dahbi Tel: +001 650 428 2805 e-mail: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.