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VPNC Update for October, 2006

Welcome to the latest issue of the VPNC Update. We hope you find the news in this issue valuable.

VPNC Testing News

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This month, one member retested for both the IPsec Basic Interoperability logo and the IPsec AES interoperability logo with an upgraded version of their software:

Also this month, one member retested for the SSL VPN logos with an upgraded version of their software.

Also this month, one member tested a new system for the SSL VPN logos. It received the SSL Portal, SSL Exchange, SSL File, SSL FireFox, and SSL JavaScript logos:

See the VPNC testing page for full lists of all the VPNC members' products which have proven interoperability.

Recent VPNC Member Press Releases

See the VPNC member list for a complete list of VPNC members.

AEP Networks
AEP Networks Announces Latest Generation Netilla Security Platform (NSP) SSL VPN Product

AEP Networks
AEP Networks Unveils New NACpoint Network Admission Control Solution

Caymas Systems NAC Appliances Control Users And Devices With Seamless User Login

Certicom Cryptography to Further Secure the Mobile Workplace

ERUCES Licenses Certicom Technology to Meet Government Demand for Suite B-Level Security

Check Point
Check Point Breaks Price-Performance Barrier for Most Demanding Security Installations Using Dual-Core Processors from Intel

F5 Networks
F5's FirePass 4100 SSL VPN Product Earns High Marks from Information Security Magazine

F5 Networks
F5 Networks Claims Frost & Sullivan's 2006 Market Penetration Leadership Award

Internet Security Systems
Internet Security Systems and Crossbeam Systems Team Up to Offer Network Intrusion Prevention for World's Largest Networks

Internet Security Systems
Internet Security Systems Enhances Protection Platform with E-mail Security Appliance

Juniper Networks Rises to #2 in Overall Network Security Market

Juniper Networks and Symantec Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Best-in-Class Security Solutions

Cisco and Microsoft Unveil Joint Architecture for NAC-NAP Interoperability

Mistletoe Technologies
Worldwide Provider of IT Solutions Delivers Multi-Gigabit VPN/Firewall Using Mistletoe Technologies Security System-on-a-Chip

NETGEAR Now Shipping SSL VPN Concentrator for SMB

NETGEAR ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator Receives CRN Test Center Recommendation for Providing Clientless, Web-based Secure Remote Access to Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

Nortel Secure Routers Optimize Enterprise Networks to Lower Cost, Increase Quality of Communication

Azaire Networks Completes Deployment of SafeNet Security Solution for Telecom Convergence Gateway

SonicWALL Expands Industry-Leading Secure Remote Access Offering

Dental Group Stops Wired and Wireless Security Threats with SonicWALL

Featured VPNC Member White Paper

One of the more popular features on VPNC's web site is our extensive list of white papers from our members. These cover a range of topics from VPN basics to cryptography. As interesting new white papers appear, we will list them in the VPNC Update.

Ensuring Security and Compliance Through Policy-based Networking, from AEP Networks, is a good introduction in how to set up the security of a network. The setup is based on network-wide policies instead of think of the policies as "firewall rules". Such thinking is particularly useful for networks with many remote users, both individuals on PCs and remote offices with their own networks. The paper covers the type of thinking that is needed to turn such policies into workable security actions for a VPN.

Upcoming VPN-related Events

MPLS 2006
Washington, DC / October 15-18, 2006
MPLS 2006 covers all aspects of MPLS, with emphasis on using MPLS in VPNs and for streamlining ISP operations. The conference's educational program has a strong technical component.

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