6/2/2004 - Phoenix Technologies Ltd (Nasdaq: PTEC) has announced the successful joint development of SecureAccessTM, a new device authentication security solution with NTT DATA CORPORATION, a leading systems integrator in Japan. The new SecureAccess product is built using Phoenix Core System Software and Phoenix cME TrustConnector products. NTT DATA will market SecureAccess to security-conscious organizations such as governments and enterprises.
SecureAccess is a significant product development for the partners because it leverages the large installed base of Phoenix trust-enabled machines already deployed in Japan. SecureAccess also enables the next generation of machines to be ready for Phoenix TrustedCore, an even more sophisticated Core System Software product that improves security, reliability, and manageability of digital devices.
"Our enterprise and government customers, acutely aware of network infrastructure vulnerabilities, have asked us to help ensure that all points of their networks are secure," said Hiroshi Endoh, Senior Executive Manager, Security Business Unit, IT Business Development Sector, NTT DATA CORPORATION. "Phoenix is the only vendor that enables native device authentication with their core systems software and TrustConnector. Their market-proven security products allowed us to quickly bring SecureAccess to market and provide our customers with security at the core system level."
SecureAccess controls the PCs and devices that can access enterprise networks. It prevents unregistered PCs from connecting to networks and makes authorized devices trustworthy, thereby protecting networks against attacks. With NTT DATA's launch of SecureAccess, Phoenix Technologies brings Phoenix cME TrustConnector to Japanese market.
"Device authentication is a primary security concern for organizations with networks that span corporate headquarters, remote offices, business partners, and employees who work in the field," said Michael Goldgof, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Marketing and Products Division for Phoenix. "We are very proud to have brought SecureAccess to market with Japan's leading systems integrator. Together, we are meeting the demand for trusted PCs and networks while forging an important partnership that expands distribution of Phoenix cME TrustConnector worldwide."
SecureAccess controls devices connecting to corporate networks using the authentication functions of layer two switches, VPN gateways, and wireless LAN access points. Phoenix Core System Software provides security functions at the core of the device, while Phoenix cME TrustConnector enables seamless, built-in device authentication to IP networks. SecureAccess prevents unauthorized access of devices to networks and leakage of confidential information. It also protects networks from viruses and other threats by rejecting connections from unregistered or unauthorized devices.
About Phoenix cME TrustConnector
Phoenix cME TrustConnector is an advanced software product that enables authentication of devices connected to networks, making these devices trustworthy and protecting the networks against attacks. It also enhances the security of certificate-based Windows applications. Private keys for these applications can now be stored securely on the device -- without requiring additional hardware -- by encrypting them with device profile information.
About Phoenix TrustedCore
Phoenix TrustedCore is sophisticated Core System Software that enables a superior level of security, reliability, and manageability for digital devices. Phoenix TrustedCore is a family of products created for notebooks, desktops, servers, and embedded devices.
Phoenix and NTT DATA will be demonstrating Phoenix cME TrustConnector and SecureAccess this week at RSA Conference 2004 Japan at booth 30-E and 41-P.
Phoenix Technologies develops a complete product suite of Core System Software, tools and applications to deliver trusted, seamless computing to smart devices for an Internet-connected world. Phoenix Technologies helped launch the PC industry nearly 25 years ago. Today we are extending our leadership and knowledge at the core of machines, beyond the PC to a wide range of platforms and devices.
Phoenix Core System Software has set the standard for the world's leading branded PC OEMs and their global network of supply chain and software partners. Today, Phoenix solutions enable, secure, connect, and recover the world's best-known systems. These solutions are built into the device core, where they are protected from viruses, user errors, hackers, and corruption. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. (Silicon Valley), with offices in global business and technology centers. For more information, visit http://www.phoenix.com
Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, TrustConnector, TrustedCore, FirstBIOS and cME are registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies.
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