Austin, TX — August 1, 2005 — Britestream Networks, the leading provider of 100 percent SSL offload network security solutions today announced that it has partnered with n Cipher plc (LSE:NCH), a leading provider of cryptographic IT security solutions, to deliver affordable and easily integrated SSL security. Today nCipher announced the availability of the nFast Ultra TM and the nForce Ultra TM both of which are based upon Britestream SSL offload technology and deliver plug-and-play functionality for processing all SSL traffic at unprecedented performance levels of up to 10,000 connections per second.
The nForce Ultra TM is a tamper-resistent SSL offload Network Interface Card (NIC) that has been independently validated to adhere to the United States and Canadian federal standard FIPS 140-2. It combines the full SSL offload capabilities of the nFast Ultra TM coupled with best-practice security for the cryptographic keys that form the foundation of SSL by protecting the confidentiality of each SSL session and the integrity of the server's identity.
“The joint development of the FIPS 140-2 validated product represents a major accomplishment for Britestream,” said Gordon Daugherty chief marketing officer at Britestream. “The product addresses the growing need to integrate network-level data privacy and security without suffering decreased network performance, while allowing companies to also comply with strict government security initiatives.”
“nCipher is pleased to work with Britestream licensing our security technology and providing hardware modules on an OEM basis,” says Richard Moulds, vice president marketing at nCipher. “As SSL becomes ubiquitous and is used to protect virtually every internet-facing service and an increasing number of internal security applications, it is important that it can be deployed easily even with applications that don't natively support SSL. This process is made significantly easier with the use of Britestream's technology.”
Both the nFast Ultra TM and the nForce Ultra TM are available by contacting nCipher directly at: 1-800-NCIPHER or 1 (781) 994 4000.
Britestream Networks provides plug-and-play SSL security NICs or ASICs that deliver a unique combination of powerful simplicity, un-compromised performance, and fortified security. Delivered in an industry-standard Ethernet NIC, Britestream's patented in-stream TCP/IP processing engines eliminate the need for network integration and provide 100% CPU offload. With sensitive information stored in hardware, Britestream solutions are tamper-proof. From existing applications such as servers, load balancers, firewalls, and content switches to fast-growing emerging applications such as SSL VPNs, XML/Web Services, and secure e-mail gateways, Britestream's board and chip solutions remove all barriers and penalties of ubiquitously deploying security. For more information, visit: www.britestream.com.