Networks' Omnirange Plus Firewall and VPN Receives NSS Approva
6th Sept. 2001
Unique security product passes independent
laboratory testing with flying colours
GAITHERSBURG, MD - September 4, 2001-
Asce Networks, Inc., the leading supplier of high availability e-security
solutions, today announces that its Omnirange Plus Firewall and
VPN solution has earned the NSS Approval Award.
The NSS Group is Europe's leading independent
security testing organisation. NSS put Omnirange Plus through rigorous
testing at its independent UK laboratory, and described the product's
performance as 'excellent', stating that the firewall "passed
all our penetration tests with flying colours".
Omnirange Plus, with its revolutionary
Multi-Path technology, is the industry's first fully scalable firewall
to enable end-to-end high availability and security, from the corporate
intranet out to multiple ISP connections. Omnirange Plus Firewall
and VPN offers maximum network and VPN security to large-scale enterprises,
service providers and carriers.
The NSS technical evaluation report
praised Omnirange Plus for providing "a wide range of features
out of the box that would normally be an additional cost with other
products - and some of those features are simply not available with
other products".NSS tested Omnirange Plus by creating a network
consisting of two firewall engines arranged in a single node, in
order to test its core features, namely high availability and dynamic
load balancing. Omnirange Plus achieved equal balancing between
the two engines on both inbound and outbound connections. When one
engine was deliberately failed, communication remained uninterrupted,
as inbound and outbound traffic transferred seamlessly to the remaining
Bob Walder, Director at NSS and author
of the report, commented on the testing: "Omnirange Plus is
unique in that it is designed from the ground up, with the demands
of high availability and heavy throughput environments in mind.
The product stood up well when these two key two key attributes
were tested, and also goes further in offering a wide range of features
not often found as standard on firewall and VPN solutions."
"Since its launch in March 2001,
Omnirange Plus has been received warmly by resellers, end users
and the industry as a whole," said Bob Collins, Asce Networks'
President and CEO. "We are delighted that NSS has put Omnirange
Plus to the test, recognised its unique security benefits, and seen
fit to confer NSS Approved status".
Asce Networks and Omnirange Plus are
the property of Asce Networks, Inc. All other company and product
names are the property of their respective holders.
About Asce Networks, Inc.
Asce Networks, Inc. is a worldwide leader in providing mission-critical
e-Business infrastructures with international headquarters in GAITHERSBURG,
MD. Asce Networks delivers the next generation hardware and software
to scale the performance and availability of mission-critical e-Business
infrastructures. For more information about Asce Networks and its
products and services, please visit http://www.ascenetworks.com/.
The NSS Group is Europe's foremost
independent network and security testing facility. With labs in
Cambridge in the UK and Carcasonne in the south of France, The NSS
Group offers a range of specialist networking and security services
to vendors and end user organisations throughout Europe and the
Bob Walder, a leading authority on
network security, is a founder of The NSS Group. Since leaving IT
management in 1991, Bob has invested much of his time in advising
on, testing and certifying a range of security products on behalf
of end user organisations, vendors and certification bodies. He
is also a regular contributor of technical articles to the major
networking and security titles.
For more information,
Asce Networks, Inc.