[ISN] IPSec Security Standard Captures Industry Leaders

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Date: Tue May 12 1998 - 01:29:04 PDT

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    (SUN-MICROSYSTEMS)(SUNW) IPSec Security Standard Captures Industry
                     SKIP Championed As A Dominant IPSec Protocol
                               (Business Wire; 05/05/98)
      Business Editors and Computer Writers
        PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 1998--Leading vendors today
    announced that they are actively building on Sun Microsystems Inc's Simple
    Key Management for Internet Protocols (SKIP) specification for secure
    virtual private networks (VPNs), making SKIP the most widely implemented
    IPSec protocol to date.  Sun Microsystems, Novell, Internet Dynamics, The
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Check Point Software Technologies,
    ltd., OpenROUTE Networks Inc., Toshiba Corp. and VPNet, have all announced
    that they are incorporating VPN-enabling SKIP technology into their
    security products. 
        "Rapid cost-savings are driving the replacement of expensive leased
    lines and value-added network services with virtual private
    network-enabled Internet connections," said Jim Hurley, director of
    information security at Aberdeen Group.  "While experienced information
    systems (IS) managers know that most VPN solutions are immature and
    largely non-interoperable, SKIP-based VPNs are being deployed because they
    are reliable and interoperate today.  Instead of the promise of better
    standards-based future releases, the SKIP-partners are delivering working
    solutions today." 
        Sun's SKIP protocol, a pioneering technology in the encryption space,
    has been in the public domain since 1994, and allows corporations or
    individuals to perform data encryption and/or authentication between two
    or more hosts across an IP network.  SKIP enables secure communications on
    the Solaris(tm)  operating environment as well as the SunOS(tm), Novell
    Netware, Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows NT platforms. 
        "For years Sun has recognized the need for a complete IP security
    standard and we're pleased to see the huge interest, excitement, and
    participation from vendors developing products with the SKIP and IPSec
    protocols.  Sun is proud to make SKIP a critical piece in our new
    SunScreen(tm) products," said Chris Tolles, director of marketing for
    Internet Commerce and Security at Sun. 
    Sun's Commitment to Standards
        In addition to the ongoing efforts around the widely implemented SKIP
    standard, Sun is committed to supporting all approved IPSec protocols. 
    This enables customers to build secure Service-Driven Networks that
    reliably deliver high-quality services to users.  Customers will soon have
    the benefit of choosing the key management protocol that will best meet
    the needs of their businesses. 
        SKIP has a proven record as a mature protocol that is available today
    and offers advanced features such as multicast support and certificate
    discovery protocol. 
    SKIP Support for Developers and Partners
        Sun is looking to SKIP and future IPSec protocols to provide secure
    communications to its customers well into the new millennium and has
    committed resources to developer and partner programs.  In January, 1998,
    Sun hosted its largest annual SKIP Developers Conference, which serves as
    a means to educate, relate and interoperate with SKIP developers around
    the world.  In addition, Sun has implemented the Security Partner Program
    that features SKIP and IPSec protocols as fundamental elements in
    achieving the security goals of vendors and customers.  *T
    Pricing and Availability 
        See individual vendor sites for pricing and availability:
        SKIP Web site                       www.skip.org
        Check Point Technologies            www.checkpoint.com
        Internet Dynamics                   www.interdyn.com
        Novell                              www.novell.com/bordermanager
        OpenRoute                           www.proteon.com/
        Sun Microsystems                    www.sun.com/security/skip.html
        Swiss Federal Institute of 
         Technology                         www.tik.ee.ethz.ch/~skip/
        Toshiba Corp
        VPNet                               www.vpnet.com
    Sun Microsystems, Inc.
        Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision, "The Network Is The
    Computer(tm)," has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., (NASDAQ:  "SUNW"), to
    its position as a leading provider of high-quality hardware, software and
    services for establishing enterprise-wide intranets and expanding the
    power of the Internet.  With more than $9 billion in annual revenues, Sun
    can be found in more than 150 countries and on the World Wide Web at
        Note to Editors:
        Sun, the Sun logo, Sun Microsystems, The Network Is the Computer, 
    Solaris and SunScreen are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun 
    Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.  
    Security Industry Adopts Sun's SKIP 
        "By supporting both SKIP and IPSec in future versions of Novell's 
    BorderManager, customers can seamlessly integrate with other leading 
    VPN solutions to provide secure electronic transactions over the 
    Internet and share information between customer and suppliers,"  
        - Simon Kandah, product manager, Novell Border Services Group.
        "Security and mobility are key to the future of Internet/intranet 
    computing.  Toshiba has succeeded in developing Network CryptoGate, a
    unique VPN product with superior mobile functionality, thanks to 
    Toshiba's software technology and cutting-edge Internet technology 
    like SKIP."  
        - Dr.Takashi Kamitake, senior manager of business 
    development, Computer and Network Product Division, at Toshiba 
        "We believe that Sun is delivering the industry's best security 
    solution.  While other groups and vendors have proposed new 
    technologies, Sun is deploying secure network services now - when 
    users need it most.  We believe our strategy for next generation VPNs
    maps well with Sun's initiatives.  Going forward, we expect to work 
    closely with Sun to give users the strongest, most interoperable 
    security solutions with the best price-performance in the industry."
        - Robert Koch, vice president for product development and
    at OpenROUTE Networks, Inc., Westboro, Mass.  
        "Internet Dynamics is actively addressing the security needs of the
    NT-based customer by integrating SKIP into Conclave, our intranet/extranet
    security.  We recognize the importance of having our product shipping with
    the SKIP protocol as it is an essential component in building a secure
        - Peter Selda, president of Internet Dynamics 
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