Asita Technologies gets certified by Virtual Private Network Consortium

Oct. 17, 2001--Asita Technologies, Inc., a provider of information security for the Internet, announced its Asita LineSpeed information security product line has been tested and awarded the Virtual Private Network Consortium Basic Conformance and Rekeying Certification.

Asita Technologies, Inc., a provider of information security for the Internet, announced its Asita LineSpeed information security product line has been tested and awarded the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC) Basic Conformance and Rekeying Certification.

VPNC's vendor-neutral certificate ensures Asita's customers that its LineSpeed information security solutions adhere to IPSec standards for interoperability. To qualify for certification, Asita initiated an IPSec ESP tunnel to each of the two test gateways. The tunnel requires TripleDES for encryption, SHA-1 for hash, 1024-bit MODP key, and a pre-shared secret for authentication. As part of the conformance testing, a network host behind the test gateway must reach a web server on a network behind the conformance gateway.

The LineSpeed family of integrated information security appliances also achieved VPNC Rekeying Certification. The purpose of rekeying is to prevent a snooper from having too much data that has been encrypted with a particular key. The Rekeying test consists of setting up an IPSec tunnel, perfect forward secrecy (usually called "PFS") and then automatically rekeying the Phase 2 SA. Automatic rekeying and PFS are generally considered advanced features that are only needed by IPSec users with aggressive and sophisticated attackers, but employing them adds very little overhead to IPSec use.

As an active member of the VPNC, Asita works with a list of manufacturers dedicated to ensuring user privacy with private networks running over the Internet, including 3Com, Microsoft, Nokia and Cisco. VPNC is at the forefront of the VPN industry in bringing together companies from all VPN market segments to ensure product interoperability and growth of the VPN market.

About VPNC:

VPNC is an international trade association for manufacturers in the VPN market. For more information, visit www.vpnc.org.

About Asita Technologies:

Asita Technologies, a provider of information security for the Internet, offers products designed for service providers and large enterprises that seek security, speed, performance, and flexibility in networks. For more information, visit www.asitatechnologies.com.

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