Digi Serial-to-Ethernet Products Receives Federal Security Certification

1/28/2005 - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) announced it received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for its terminal server, device server and embedded product lines. Digi is the only terminal and device server manufacturer to offer FIPS certification standard across a broad range of products for secure data communications. Digi's serial-to-Ethernet products provide solutions for network-enabling devices so that information can be securely accessed and transmitted over a TCP/IP network or the Internet.

"We offer FIPS-certified technology across three product families and on more than 20 products," said Larry Kraft, vice president of Americas sales and global marketing, Digi International. "We are the leading provider of FIPS-certified device networking solutions. The FIPS documentation assures Federal government agencies that our device server, terminal server and embedded product lines meet the necessary standards for secure serial-to-Ethernet communications. Secure communications is also relevant to industries such as banking, healthcare, insurance and other industries that demand increased security."

Digi's PortServer® TS (1-16 ports), Digi One" IAP and Digi Connect" product families provides an NIST-certified implementation of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithms to achieve FIPS 197 certification. Secure AES communications may be used by Federal departments when an agency determines that sensitive information requires strong cryptographic protection. It also provides a benchmark for commercial and private organizations when determining the security standards of their serial-to-Ethernet communications needs. Digi's device server, terminal server and embedded product lines now feature AES, DES and Triple DES security standards.

"By providing AES, DES and triple DES encryption algorithms, our products enable secure connections that are compatible with virtually any TCP/IP data communications," Kraft added. "Also, because our products have been approved at the AES algorithm level, customers can claim FIPS compliance by simply upgrading to the latest firmware version that is linked to the NIST certification document."

For more information about FIPS and how to upgrade existing Digi products to compliance, visit www.digi.com/fips.

Digi's industry-leading terminal and device server lines deliver simple, reliable and secure network connectivity for single and multiple serial devices. The Digi Connect family of device networking solutions includes external and embedded, wired and wireless modules.

About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, makes device networking easy by developing products and technologies that are cost effective and easy to use. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

For more information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444.

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