Compumatica introduces new CryptoGuard VPN5000-family at the CeBIT 2008

Petra van Schayik, Managing director of Compumatica secure networks
(PresseBox) ( Aachen/Hannover, )
At the CeBIT 2008 Compumatica secure networks presents the new product line CryptoGuard VPN5000 with encryption systems for companies and government. These systems fulfil the strongest security norms, work with IPsec and symmetric algorithms and are compatible with former systems.

Compumatica secure networks developed the VPN5000-family especially for networks of governments and large companies. CryptoGuard VPN 5500 (designed for a bandwidth till 100 Megabit) and CryptoGuard VPN 5800, which reaches a bandwidth of one Gigabit. Further the small encryption device CryptoGuard VPN 50 mobile for use in vehicles and the CryptoGuard VPN 500 for small networks and offices are added to the VPN5000-productline.

Compumatica developed the VPN5000 series in close co-operation with the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands. She fulfils the strongest requirements of the NL NCSA (National Communications Security Agency). The developers of Compumatica guarantee the compatibility of the newest systems with the former released systems of the CryptoGuard family.

„Our customers want to be downwards compatible, because many of them use ten years old systems “, explains Petra van Schayik, general manager and responsible for sales and marketing at Compumatica. „Many people ask, why they need a maintenance contract, because the systems seldom break down“, explains Anton Hopmans, also general manager and technical manager, with a smile: „I explain that a maintenance contract not only gives the right for hardware repair but also the opportunity to install the latest software. Even for systems which are in use for many years already.

The CryptoGuard VPN 5000-family offers beside IPSec-encryption also. symmetric encryption This method is more appropriate in fast satellite connections than IPSec, because the length of the data packets doesn’t increase after encryption. Satellite connections are implemented more and more because of their independency of local infrastructure and flexibility as well at home as abroad. This makes the CryptoGuard VPN 5000 very attractive for other EU-governments and companies and NATO-countries.

The encryption systems can be installed without downtime of the normal network: the VPN-Box is simply installed in the existing network between router and end-devices. This way a convenient migration from a plain text network into an encrypted network is possible without downtime and changes to the configuration of the network.
An exceptional highlight is the use of a chip card with the AES algorithm for high secure encryption. This smart card replaces the CryptonBoard, a technology of Compumatica for the ADES-algorithm. The implemented firewall-functionality allows the filtering on source and destination, different protocols and port numbers. For the firewall the Compumatica-principle rules: „What not explicitly is allowed, is automatically forbidden.“

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