iWebGate Granted US Patent for Virtual Invisible Network (VIN)
Sets New Security, Usability Standard with First Viable VPN alternative
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Australia-based iWebGate Technology Limited has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the first viable alternative to Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions. This patented technology, the Virtual Invisible Network (VIN), establishes a meshed virtual network topology, without exposing end-points to unauthorized users. This technology breakthrough provides numerous functional and award winning security benefits over traditional VPN, and enables rapid creation of multi-tenant virtualized networks that are hidden over private and public infrastructures.
“VPN has long been the standard methodology for establishing secure remote access,” said Tony Mazza, Chief Operations Officer for iWebGate’s US division. “There is a cult-like dedication to VPN’s continued usage, despite the cost and complexity of its operation and the known vulnerabilities it introduces. But as we developed our network delivery solution- especially for voice and video assets-VPN was simply inefficient. VIN is technologically superior and more economical and user-friendly for any enterprise.” While not envisioning the immediate mass adoption of VIN, Mazza stressed that it will ultimately become the de facto industry standard as it becomes independently evaluated by systems administrators.
“iWebGate’s innovative approach in providing a full-service network delivery platform assures security and ease of collaboration,” said Tim Gooch, iWebGate’s Chief Executive Officer. “Best of all, this next generation solution allows our clients to provide cloud services to their customers today.”
According to Gooch, the VIN patent (no. 61/309,875) is the first in a series of four iWebGate is poised to secure in 2013. “Within weeks, iWebGate is expected to offer the first patented on-demand networking delivery platform, that can be spun up and taken down as needed in mere minutes,” Gooch stated. “Two years ago, our Director Kim Mettam, envisioned that iWebGate would introduce a new genus of cyber capability. That day is coming very soon.”
iWebGate was founded in Australia, where network issues are intensified due to isolation and distance. VIN is a key component of iWebGate’s Network Delivery Platform (NDP), a software-based solution that provides a broad range of network resources and business applications from a single installation. When deployed, the independently penetration-tested NDP establishes award-winning DMZ security and affords unparalleled collaborative capabilities between existing networks. The NDP enables the secure, reliable and speedy information exchange in any format (document, voice, video, etc.) and between all devices, regardless of architecture.
Now based in the US, iWebGate is rapidly expanding into other regions with support from strategic channel partners. It is the first international company accepted into the Northrop Grumman sponsored cyberincubator (Cync@bwtech) and has also won many security and innovation competitions, capturing first place at the Global Security Challenge.
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John Czwartacki, Chief Communications Officer
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