Cryptek Debuts Network Security Hardware

SAN MATEO (05/09/2000) - Cryptek Secure Communications LLC at the Networld+Interop conference on Tuesday introduced its hardware-based DiamondTEK network security product line, thus joining the growing field of computer companies looking to provide security for e-commerce applications.

DiamondTEK hopes to succeed where many of the strictly software security alternatives have failed recently, as evidenced by incidents such as last week's ILOVE YOU worm explosion. The company features an "off the board" that enables the system to act as a gatekeeper, operating independent of the host computer and therefore unaffected by security leaks or flaws in the computer's operating system or applications, Cryptek officials said.

"By taking a combination hardware/software approach, Cryptek provides a high degree of security without the potential impacts to performance or end-user participation," said Dennis Szersen, director of Security Strategies at Hurwitz Group, a research company in Framingham, Massachusetts.

The DiamondTEK system is designed to provide a nonintrusive and secure platform where multiple public and private networks can conduct business safely online by using administrator-created and authorized Dynamic Secure Virtual Networks.

To enhance that feature, DiamondTEK components DiamondCentral, a network security console for the administrator, and DiamondNIC, a NIC (network interface card), eliminating the need for user IDs and network passwords.

The system complements many security products found in e-business structures, Szersen added.

Cryptek's DiamondTEK products are now available with a starting price of $12,995 for an Expandable Basic Starter Kit.

Cryptek Secure Communications, in Chantilly, Virginia., is at

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