October 13, 2008

SafeNet Launches the Type 1 Certified 10Gbps Encryptor for U.S. Government Classified SONET/SDH Networks

SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, announced today the availability of the KG-340, its Type 1 SONET/SDH Encryptor for the protection of classified information sent over high-speed U.S. Government networks. It is the only encryptor of its kind in existence.

Developed under the National Security Agency's (NSA) Commercial COMSEC Evaluation Program (CCEP), the KG-340 is the latest innovation in high-performance transport encryption for optical networks up to 10Gbps speeds.

"SafeNet celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and the KG-340 is another milestone in the company's long history of providing government and high grade data protection solutions to the world's most security conscious organizations," said Jim Summers, senior vice president and general manager of SafeNet's Government Solutions Division. "The KG-340 underscores SafeNet's commitment to providing leading-edge security technologies to this critical community of Type 1 communications users."

Because of its superior security capabilities, the KG-340 is expected to be deployed by the U.S. Government's Intelligence Communities, Department of Defense, and civilian agencies to protect classified communications traversing the information grid. The KG-340 provides full-duplex hardware-accelerated encryption with HAIPE compliant key exchange.

"The KG-340 operates at the SONET/SDH layer, delivering low latency security with no overhead generation, ideal for high bandwidth circuits," said Jay Lindenauer, SafeNet's Director of Engineering for Transport Encryption. "The KG-340 is a flexible platform that will enable SafeNet to deliver new encryption solutions to customers as their network security needs evolve."

About SafeNet, Inc.

SafeNet is a global leader in information security. Founded 25 years ago, the company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. UBS, Nokia, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Bank of America, Adobe, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and scores of other customers entrust their security needs to SafeNet. In 2007, SafeNet was taken private by Vector Capital. For more information, visit www.safenet-inc.com.

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