IDT Teams with SafeNet to Offer Complete VPN Gateway Reference Platform

4/22/2003 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, and SafeNet, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFNT), a leading provider of private and public network security solutions who has set the industry standard for virtual private network (VPN) technology and secure business communications, announced a complete hardware and software VPN gateway reference platform. The security-accelerated platform is based on the SafeNet SafeXcel-1141 and SafeXcel-1741 co-processors and the IDT RC32438 InterpriseTM integrated communications processor. In addition, the offering integrates a full suite of iGateway VPN/firewall security software and support from Intoto, the leader in embedded security software solutions. This complete platform provides a world-class solution that reduces time to market for designers targeting the small and medium enterprise (SME) gateway applications and VPN/firewall appliances. IDT will feature a demonstration of this platform at the 2003 Embedded Systems Conference (booth #802), April 23-25.

“SafeNet has a strong reputation in developing high-performance security-enabled co-processors, and today’s announcement represents a key milestone in the IDT strategy to deliver a breadth of solutions targeting a wide range of security-enabled applications,” said Alex Soohoo, strategic marketing manager for the IDT Internetworking Products Division. “Providing Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) performance up to 200 Mbps, SafeNet’s co-processors offload the RC32438 processor to provide key required functions of SME and VPN/firewall appliance applications.”

“IDT has had a successful history of providing high-performance integrated processors and the IDT RC32438 processor provides a scalable range of security solutions when interfaced to our SafeXcel chips,” said Anthony Caputo, chairman and CEO at SafeNet, Inc. “Together with Intoto, we are able to deliver a complete and integrated solution for our customers that addresses the time-to-market requirements for today’s VPN gateways and appliances.”

SafeNet SafeXcel-1141 and SafeXcel-1741
As part of SafeNet’s Momentum Series, the SafeXcel-1141 and SafeXcel-1741 chips are highly sophisticated security co-processors designed for low to mid range networking applications such as routers, firewalls, wireless access points, DSL/cable modems and residential gateways. They incorporate security engines for a variety of IPSec, SSL, and WTLS operations while including necessary functions such as DES, Triple DES, AES, MD5, SHA-1, random-number generation and public key computations. The SafeXcel-1141 supports a 50-MHz DMA interface and a 32-bit PCI bus. In PCI mode, the SafeXcel-1141 can perform bus master operations to autonomously process packet commands from a descriptor ring. The SafeXcel-1741 improves performance up to 260 Mbps of IPSec packet throughput for ESP packets (AES and SHA-1). Deployed with a 66-MHz host interface and 66-MHz PCI interface, the SafeXcel-1741 eliminates typical bottlenecks between processors and interfaces.

IDT InterpriseTM Family of Integrated Communications Processors
The IDT InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors includes a range of devices optimized for the highest-growth communication market segments such as enterprise and residential gateways, desktop/workgroup switches and wireless access points. IDT is the leading provider of integrated communications processors for Layer-2 Ethernet switches and delivers an unprecedented combination of performance, flexibility and integration. The IDT InterpriseTM family provides a range of security solutions for the residential, SOHO and SME gateways. The IDT portfolio includes the RC32365, RC32355 and RC32351 processors in the InterpriseTM Access family and the RC32438, RC32334, RC32333 and RC32332 devices within the InterpriseTM PCI family. IDT also offers a range of software tools that reduce development cycles and partners with other industry leaders to provide comprehensive solutions for embedded applications.

About IDT
IDT enhances the global network with semiconductor solutions for communications companies that lead innovation and drive convergence in voice, data and wireless networks. IDT is focused on enhancing system bandwidth with communications-specific products including network search engines, content inspection engines and a family of InterpriseTM integrated communications processors. The portfolio is also comprised of products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,100 people worldwide and has a wafer manufacturing facility in Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.

About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFNT), a leading provider of private and public network security solutions, has set the industry standard for VPN technology and secure business communications and offers the only encryption platform to meet your security needs. With more than 20 years experience in developing, deploying, and managing network security systems for the most security-conscious government, financial institutions and large enterprise organizations around the world, SafeNet's proven technology has emerged as the de facto industry standard for VPNs. SafeNet is the single-source vendor for WAN and VPN security solutions teamed with an easy and low-cost migration path to a broad range of VPN products. SafeNet security solutions, based on SecureIP TechnologyTM, and part of the CGX Security Platform, have become the products of choice for leading Internet infrastructure manufacturers, service providers, and security vendors. With SafeNet securing the infrastructure of today's e-business communications as well as leading the way in government Homeland and classified data security, the company has opened new markets for interoperable, secure, and deployable VPN communications. Commercial customers include Texas Instruments, Microsoft, Samsung, Centillium Communications, ARM, and Cisco Systems. Government, financial, and large enterprise customers include Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, MBNA, American Express, Bank of America, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola. For more information, visit

IDT and Interprise are trademarks and the IDT logo is a registered trademark of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. SafeNet is a registered trademark and SecureIP is a trademark of SafeNet, Inc.

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