Array Networks helps Telenor implement first nationwide secure wireless hotspot services

July 15, 2008

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- Array Networks, a global leader in enterprise secure application delivery, today announced that its SPX SSL VPN technology is being deployed as an integral part of Telenor’s new next generation nationwide WiFi network and wireless hotspot deployment. Covering 24 cities in Sweden, Telenor’s new service is the first to offer a nationwide secure broadband wireless service at hotspots.

Previous hotspot solutions left people open to security vulnerabilities such as spoofing, sniffing, man-in-the-middle attacks, etc. This created security risks for users accessing their email accounts and bank accounts from public wireless hotspots. By implementing Array’s SPX SSL VPN technology, Telenor’s next generation hotspots provide end-to-end encryption, and identity based access to make it far less vulnerable to these risks without sacrificing ease of use.

Telenor is deploying Array’s SPX5000 Universal Access Controllers to provide end-to-end security for all connections and to seamlessly provide segmented access based on the identity of the user. With Array, Telenor gets the benefits of a scalable platform architecture that not only handles the highest number of concurrent users and provides the highest level of security with utmost simplicity, but also provides future extensibility for other service offerings.

"People now expect to able to be securely connected not just at home, but wherever and whenever,” said Mathias Tonnesson, Director of Telenor WiFi. “With our new secure nationwide wireless network and our new service sakersurf, we are able to secure even first generation unsecure wireless networks, this helps to reduce the risk that someone improperly can access personal information such as passwords. We extensively tested many products from different vendors and found Array SPX5000’s SSL VPN based wireless LAN security offering to be the most scalable and intuitive security solution to deploy and manage."

Telenor Group (Nasdaq: TELN)

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