Rainbow and Guardian Digital Team Up on Linux Security Acceleration

OEM Agreement Provides for Exceptional Server Performance Enhancement And

Security for Managed Hosting Environments and Large Enterprise Data Centers

Dec 05, 2001, 00:00 ET from Rainbow Technologies, Inc. from ,Guardian Digital, Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif. and SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainbow
 eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   RNBO) company and a leading
 solutions provider of digital content and transaction security, and Guardian
 Digital, the open source security company, today announced a strategic and
 technology partnership aimed at securing Linux-based transactions.  This
 integrated solution consists of Rainbow's CryptoSwift eCommerce accelerator
 and Guardian Digital's EnGarde Secure Linux software suite.
     The combined Rainbow-Guardian Digital solution adds powerful security
 capabilities to Linux-based systems that reduce the time and resources needed
 to develop a stable, versatile and scalable Linux-based online solution.
 Users can take advantage of CryptoSwift's speed and performance for secure
 online transactions of software updates, tech support access and security
 information alerts provided through EnGarde Secure Linux.
     "As increasing numbers of B2B enterprise organizations turn to Linux-based
 systems, the ability of users to secure transactions quickly and effectively
 without requiring a Linux administrator on staff is business critical," said
 Shawn Abbott, president, Rainbow eSecurity.  "The combination of EnGarde
 Secure Linux and CryptoSwift provides a powerful and robust solution for fast
 and secure online transactions.  Adding to that, the ability to build a
 complete corporate Internet presence provides a cost-effective and high-secure
 solution for these security-minded organizations."
     "Rainbow's CryptoSwift is the market's leading SSL acceleration solution,
 which not only provides high levels of security for each transaction, but
 optimizes performance of Web servers to prevent transactional bottlenecks and
 poor server performance," said Dave Wreski, president, Guardian Digital.
 "CryptoSwift complements the versatility and security of EnGarde Secure Linux
 and offers users robust enterprise features and support to deliver a powerful
 multipurpose Internet communication platform."
     EnGarde Secure Professional is a comprehensive software solution that
 provides all the tools necessary to build a complete corporate online
 presence, including e-mail, eCommerce and Web services.  The security features
 integrated into its design provide a level of assurance that an organization's
 online assets are only available to authorized users.  Protection from the
 most common Internet worms, unauthorized access and modifications, as well as
 an advanced intrusion alert system, marks EnGarde as the most secure Linux
 environment available.  The built-in CSR generation and SSL certificate
 management function turn a once complicated and error-prone process into an
 easily manageable administrative process that can be repeated consistently for
 hundreds of Web sites.
     The Guardian Digital Linux Lockbox is the first open source network server
 appliance designed to serve as a complete eBusiness solution.  Using a mouse
 and the Web-based management system, administrators can effortlessly create
 their corporate online storefront or thousands of virtual Web sites.  Suitable
 for ISPs, ASPs and larger enterprises seeking to promote its products online,
 the Lockbox can connect and serve hundreds of users with millions of Web
 items, and can deliver and process e-mail services.
     Rainbow's CryptoSwift eCommerce accelerators, combined with Guardian
 Digital's hardware and software, provides customers a system for fast and
 secure online transactions and enhanced Web server performance.
     Rainbow's eCommerce performance and security acceleration technology is
 the industry's leading solution for cryptographic acceleration, providing fast
 and secure transactions over the Internet while dramatically reducing Web
 server and network appliance response time.  The CryptoSwift family of
 eCommerce acceleration solutions accelerates the public-key cryptographic
 functions of popular security protocols such as SSL/TLS, WAP/WTLS, S/MIME,
 IKE/IPSec and others.  SSL acceleration technology was first developed by
 Rainbow and improves server response time for secure connections by freeing
 the Web servers and network appliances to perform other tasks, especially
 during peak load and heavy traffic periods.  Since 1997, Rainbow's CryptoSwift
 is the SSL acceleration solution of choice for fast, secure online
 transactions for B2B and B2C environments of all types and sizes.
     CryptoSwift has won more major industry awards for excellence than any
 other SSL acceleration solution, including a prestigious "Well-Connected
 Award" for best SSL accelerator and "Editor's Choice Award" for best internal
 SSL accelerator from Network Computing, a "Blue Ribbon Award" from Network
 World as the industry's top cryptographic accelerator and two American
 Electronics Association (AEA) High Tech Awards for "Innovative
 Product/Technology" in 2000 and 2001.  In addition, Rainbow's NetSwift2012
 appliance for SSL/WTLS (wired/wireless) security acceleration was a 2001
 Editor's Choice selection from Communications News.
     About Guardian Digital, Inc.
     Guardian Digital, Inc., the first full-service open source security
 company, is dedicated to providing secure Internet infrastructure solutions
 for business.  Guardian Digital produces software to securely manage all
 Internet operations, perform intrusion detection and firewall functions,
 conduct eBusiness, as well as secure turnkey server appliances.  Guardian
 Digital products address the increasing demand for cost-effective and
 standards-based platforms for developing a secure Internet presence.  To learn
 about Guardian Digital's products and comprehensive service offerings, visit
 Guardian Digital on the Web at http://www.GuardianDigital.com or call
     About Rainbow Technologies
     Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of information
 security solutions for the Internet, eCommerce, mCommerce, content protection,
 software distribution and high-assurance communications.  Rainbow applies its
 core technology to a variety of Internet applications from securing software
 to the acceleration of secure communication for eCommerce and Virtual Private
 Networks (VPNs).  Rainbow's products include:  secure Web server and VPN
 acceleration boards; anti-piracy and Internet software distribution solutions;
 PKI-based security solutions; voice, data and satellite security systems; and
 USB-based Web authentication tokens.  With headquarters in Irvine, Calif.,
 Rainbow maintains offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom,
 France, Germany, Australia, China, India, The Netherlands, Brazil and Taiwan.
 A network of nearly 80 authorized distributors sells Rainbow products
 worldwide.  For more information, visit our Web site at
 http://www.rainbow.com .
     Rainbow Technologies and CryptoSwift are trademarks of Rainbow
 Technologies, Inc.  All other company and product names are trademarks of
 their respective organizations.
     The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe
 harbor" for forward-looking statements, certain of which are contained in this
 press release and include, but are not limited to, Linux-based solutions, SSL
 markets, e-Commerce and Web services, cryptographic, and acceleration
 technology.  These statements speak only as of the date made and are subject
 to various risks and uncertainties that could impact actual results.
     For further information, please contact:  Dan Chmielewski of
 Rainbow Technologies, Inc., +1-949-450-7377, dchm@rainbow.com; or Deborah
 Jones of Strategies, +1-714-957-8880, ext. 113, deborah@strategiesadpr.com,
 for Rainbow Technologies, Inc.; or Jennifer Olson of Guardian Digital, Inc.,
 +1-201-934-9230, jen@guardiandigital.com.
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