Network Engines, Inc. (Nasdaq:NENG), a leading development, manufacturing and distribution partner for storage and security vendors and equipment providers, and Authenex, a leading provider of affordable and strong authenticated e-security applications, today announced plans for release of the AOne™ Appliance. The AOne Appliance combines the Authenex Strong Authentication System (ASAS™) and Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000™ with a high-performance integrated appliance to deliver a comprehensive suite of two-factor network security applications.
"The benefits of delivering AOne on an appliance are significant," states Dr. Tom Shinder, best selling author and one of the IT industry's foremost authorities on ISA Server. "As a result of the quality engineering capabilities of Network Engines and Authenex, the AOne Appliance delivers a high performance two-factor authenticated version of the Microsoft ISA Server - one that is exceptionally cost effective, easy to install and simple to use. This eliminates many of the barriers that prevent firewall administrators from deploying the level of security and accountability required for modern networks."
“Our partnership with Network Engines enables us to provide a veritable tool-kit of two-factor authenticated applications – and all of it, literally, in one box,” stated Henry Hon, EVP of Authenex. “We feel confident that Network Engines’ expertise in distribution and their proven support capabilities will keep the AOne Appliance in high demand.”
Authenex AOne™ integrates Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 and the Authenex Strong Authentication System (ASAS™) into an affordable all-in-one suite of strong (two-factor) network security applications. Microsoft ISA provides Multi-Layer Firewall, Application-Layer Filtering, High-Performance Web Cache, Stateful Inspection, and other features. The Authenex A-Key USB token, along with Authenex ASAS and Strong (Web) Access Control (SAC™), positively identify and control web access using two-factor authentication.
Additional benefits of the AOne Appliance include:
- Secure access to Microsoft Web Outlook with the Authenex A-Key
- Encrypt and securely transfer files using 128-Bit AES
- Eliminate additional development/integration needs
- Access multiple networks and resources with a single A-Key USB token
- Simplify administration and maintenance
“The advantages of the AOne Appliance are tremendous for the end-user,” says Jeff Brandes, vice president and general manager of distribution operations, Network Engines. “Not only does the AOne Appliance provide an all-in-one strong e-security solution, but it also delivers a fast ROI to the user, which is critical these days.”
The AOne Appliance, along with the other Authenex strong authentication and encryption applications, will be on display at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, October 9-11 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Authenex and Network Engines will be at Booth 638.
Authenex has developed the most affordable, secure and easy-to-use platform for strong (two-factor) e-security applications - making it possible for enterprises and PC-users to afford and deploy the highest standards in e-security. The Authenex suite of applications includes Strong Authentication, Strong (Web) Access Control, End Point (File and Hard Drive) Encryption, Secure File Exchange, and an All-in-One Security Suite, as well as Certificate Storage. Each leverages the chip-based A-Key(tm) USB token - providing simplified management and use. For more information, call
1-877-AUTHENEX or visit http://www.authenex.com.
About Network Engines
Network Engines (NASDAQ: NENG) is a leading development, manufacturing and distribution partner for storage and security software vendors and equipment providers worldwide. The company works with its software partners to develop, manufacture, and distribute server appliances for mission-critical storage and security networking applications. TidalWire, Network Engines' distribution operations, offers a full complement of appliances, related products and components to more than 500 value-added resellers and systems integrators who provide storage and security networking solutions to the enterprise. Headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, Network Engines was founded in 1997. For additional information on the Company's products and services, visit www.networkengines.com.
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