Swisscom Secures Hotspots

Swisscom Eurospot certifies Check Point's VPN-1 SecureClient solution, Nortel's Contivity client and server, and SSH's Tectia client/server solution

April 21, 2004

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LONDON -- Swisscom Eurospot, the European leading provider of high-speed internet access for business travellers announced today the completion of its security certification programme with Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), Nortel Networks and SSH Communications Security.

The Swisscom Eurospot network is targeted at professionals and locations where they stay when on the move such as hotels, business centres, airports and train stations. It already complies with the Intel Centrino security verification program and demonstrates now that it is also compatible with leading information security vendors such as Check Point, Nortel Networks and SSH.

Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient solution (release R55), Nortel Networks Contivity Client (version 4.86.033) and Contivity Server (version4.80.124) as well as the SSH Tectia client/server solution (version 4.0), have passed the security testing with Swisscom Eurospot's pan-European network in all possible hotspot configurations. Among several technical tests, the certification programme includes tests on IP connectivity through a challenging satellite connection as well as tests on NAT transversal and fragmentation issues.

"We believe that offering professionals on the move a safe, secure and above all easy to use access to their corporate network as well as to the public Internet is an essential element of our value proposition,"says Jaap van den Berg, VP Business Development at Swisscom Eurospot.

When business travellers log-on to Swisscom Eurospot's high-speed internet access services, they can establish direct access to their corporate networks via the Internet. To prevent data eavesdropping, connection hijacking and unauthorized access to the corporate intranet, the use of encryption solutions such as VPN (Virtual Private Network) or managed security middleware is required. These solutions, already in use within the confines of most offices (wireline connection), can now also be used on the move, facilitating remote connection through Swisscom Eurospot's wired & wireless network.

"The benefits of wireless remote access among business travellers are indisputable," says Tatu Ylönen, CTO of SSH Communications Security Corp. "By using SSH Tectia solution for secure remote access, Swisscom Eurospot customers can now conveniently access their corporate networks without any concerns about security."

David Aminzade, EMEA Sales Manager, Wireless and Broadband, Check Point Software Technologies adds: "Secure access to company data is a critical requirement for enterprises with mobile employees. This certification program from Swisscom Eurospot gives IT departments the added confidence that its mobile employees can connect in a secure way that ensures compliance with its security policy".

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