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F-Secure VPN+ provides safe networking for Mac OS X

equinux is proud to announce the interoperability of F-Secure VPN+ and VPN Tracker; the VPN+ gateway software now supports Mac through its compatibility with VPN Tracker, it enables secure network opportunities for the Mac community.

Boston / Munich − November 03, 2003: F-Secure VPN+ is a client, server and gateway software product running on Windows or Linux that secures the network connection, provides strong encryption and supports multiple protocols, security standards, connection types and authentication methods. The alliance of equinux VPN Tracker and F-Secure VPN+ provides a solution that enables Mac-users to securely connect to the corporate network using the flexibility of the Internet, without compromising their companies' interests.

F-Secure presently support Windows with a VPN client, and today the announcement of the alliance with equinux also opens opportunities on the Mac market. "We are pleased announcing this collaboration, as we have found a great way to integrate Mac users and provide them with a solution tailor-made for their needs", states Travis Witteveen, General Manager of F-Secure Germany. "The possibilities on the ever expanding Mac market are immense and we want to be a part of the Mac community."

Mac OS X users now have the opportunity to configure a VPN Tunnel over the Internet to their F-Secure VPN+ gateway from remote locations and safely access, connect and use computer and corporate networks. Using the IPsec protocol transferring data, chatting and any other network traffic will be encrypted and remain inaccessible for any unauthorized users. "Having a F-Secure VPN+ device, connected to a VPN Tracker is an excellent setup for midrange companies operating heterogeneous networks, it is secure networking at your fingertips", comments Ortwin Gentz, CTO at equinux. "It is safe and easy access to companies' network from home or from the road and it is very cost efficient."

VPN Tracker and F-Secure VPN+ support user authentication by means of pre-shared keys and RSA X.509 certificates. VPN Tracker contains prefabricated settings for F-Secure VPN+ to sanction effortless plug-and-play installation.

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