which specializes in products and services focusing on solving privacy and data confidentiality issues, has introduced their Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software that will enable Intel VPN Gateways to support the Mac OS, spokesperson Katie Bromley told MacCentral.
“PGP Security’s award winning VPN client technology paired with Intel VPN Gateways provides Mac OS users with a secure encrypted way to transfer information among partners, employees and customers across organizations and locations,” she said.
Organizations are increasingly relying on the Internet to help improve every aspect of their business operations, and VPNs further that effort, enabling them to securely conduct everyday business over the Internet, said Brian Finkel, VPN product line manager at Intel, in a statement.
“PGP Security’s Mac OS-based VPN client technology complements our product line by delivering interoperable solutions for today’s mixed client OS environment,” he said.
VPNs are used by organizations to enable private communication with partners, employees and customers. In an increasingly global work environment, it is essential to business growth to be able to quickly collaborate across locations and organizations, Finkel said. VPNs offer a cost-effective and efficient solution to do this.
“Interoperability with various platforms is also essential as collaboration occurs across various servers and network architectures; a solution must work with existing infrastructures that may vary from one location to another,” Jeff Jones, vice president of marketing at PGP Security, said. “In today’s complex network environment it is imperative that we offer products that provide the flexibility to work with existing infrastructures to secure the privacy of Internet communications. Working with Intel, we are able to offer our customers solutions that enable the growth of global business.”
PGP VPN Suite can purportedly reduce network and remote access costs by up to 80 percent by harnessing the power and low cost of Internet connectivity. PGP VPN Suite offers flexible gateway-to-gateway, client-to-gateway, and client-to-client options that create secure, encrypted tunnels between corporate offices, remote users, and business partners, Jones said. PGP Security’s VPN technology received the “Editor’s Choice” award at this year’s Macworld.
Intel’s scaleable family of VPN gateways allow customers to select the performance level necessary to meet their specific requirements, Finkel said. The gateways are fully compliant with the IPSec 1.1 industry security standard, and include an ICSA firewall, he added. For information about Intel’s VPN gateways, as well as third-party VPN gateways based on Intel’s product line, go to the company’s
networking Web site.