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First Network Appliance to Support Wireless and Wired Security Acceleration Protocols


The next wave of growth in mobile devices for business and consumer communications is mCommerce, but the biggest barrier to market acceptance is securing a wireless mCommerce transaction. The solution for wireless security is supported by NetSwift2012, the first network encryption solution for both wireless and wired security protocols. The NetSwift2012, from Rainbow eSecurity, is installed once in the service provider’s network and scales to the most robust B2B and B2C transaction environments to centralise the encryption / decryption process. This approach reduces administrative overhead and simplifies network security management. Rainbow eSecurity is a Rainbow Technologies (Nasdaq: RNBO) company and a leading solutions provider for digital content and transaction security.

IDC reports that the number of secure Internet transactions by B2B and B2C enterprises is doubling every year. Additionally, IDC predicts that the number of wireless Internet users will surpass wired Internet users by as early as next year. The NetSwift2012 provides a solution for Web sites to handle the enormous workload generated by the required security protocols for supporting fast transactions of both mCommerce and eCommerce customers without adding new and costly server hardware.

“There is an obvious need in the market for a solution which helps companies provide secure mCommerce,” said Shawn Abbott, president of Rainbow eSecurity. “This is an area that is growing in popularity, despite the initial problems with the rollout of WAP. The take-up of PDAs in particular has changed the face of mCommerce and companies need to respond to these changes to keep their customers happy.”

NetSwift2012 is the first product to incorporate both the WTLS protocol for wireless devices and high-speed SSL for Web servers in a single, plug-and-play security solution. It can be installed and configured in minutes and provides the fastest WTLS and SSL transaction performance available in a single integrated unit.

The NetSwift2012 received a positive review in the August 20, 2001 edition of Network Computing (US). Contributing editor and reviewer Lori MacVittie wrote, "Our tests on a beta version of the NetSwift2012 showed that this product can indeed handle more than 1,000 SSL TPS (transactions per second). That's 1,000 SSL encrypted objects per second. What differentiates this product are features such as rudimentary load-balancing services and WTLS (wireless transport layer security) acceleration. …This appliance will give competitors a run for their money."


The NetSwift2012 in the Network Environment

Placed between the firewall and server, the NetSwift2012 allows currently unsecured Web servers a cost-effective means of easily adding the security of both SSL and WTLS. Typically, adding support for these protocols inside a Web server or WAP gateway creates complex configuration and performance problems. While many customers already use these protocols, they are faced with the high cost of adding additional servers to handle the workload generated by WTLS and SSL. Installing the NetSwift2012 to these environments represents a cost-efficient alternative that both accelerates and terminates WTLS and SSL-based transactions while continuing to leverage their existing server infrastructure.



Pricing and Availability

The NetSwift2012 is available now from Rainbow or its worldwide sales channels. For more information on Rainbow’s family of secure network performance products, please email to info@rainbow.com or visit the web site at http://www.rainbow.com


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About Rainbow Technologies


Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of security solutions for the Internet and eCommerce. Rainbow applies its core technology to a variety of Internet applications from securing software, to the acceleration of secure communication for eCommerce and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Rainbow's products include; secure Web server and VPN acceleration boards; anti-piracy and Internet software distribution solutions; PKI-based security solutions; voice, data and satellite security systems; and USB-based authentication tokens. Rainbow eSecurity is headquartered in Irvine, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, China, India, The Netherlands, Brazil, and Taiwan. A network of nearly 80 authorised distributors sell Rainbow products worldwide.

For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.rainbow.com


CryptoSwift is a trademark of Rainbow Technologies, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective organisations.



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Rainbow Technologies
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