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CCN: Progressive Systems and KDD Partner to Distribute Linux Firewall Appliance in Japan

Mar 28, 2000, 03:56 (0 Talkback[s])

"Distributed and Supported by One of Japan's Largest Technology Distribution Firms, the Plug-and-play Featuresof the Phoenix Adaptive Firewall and VPN Appliances Allow Quick Deployment of Effective Internet Security by Japanese Businesses of All Sizes."

"Progressive Systems, Inc., a leading provider of network security solutions, and KDD Network Systems Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest technology distribution companies, today announced that the Progressive family of Linux-based firewall and VPN solutions will be made available to the Japanese business market through a newly formed partnership between the companies. At the same time Japanese businesses of all sizes are making Internet access a strategic priority, they are growing more concerned about security. Because the Progressive Systems Phoenix Adaptive Firewall provides a very stable and secure firewall in a fully self-contained appliance format, Japanese businesses will be able to obtain much needed Internet security very quickly. The Phoenix Adaptive Firewall appliance is expected to be available to the Japanese market in the second quarter of 2000 and pricing will be available through KDD-NS."

"KDD Network Systems is a recognized leader in bringing cutting-edge technology to the Japanese markets," said Matthew Dawson, president of Progressive Systems. "The KDD-NS distributionof and technical support for the Phoenix Adaptive Firewall allows us to introduce this Linux security solution to the Japanese markets very quickly. We are extremely pleased to be entering thisrelationship with KDD-NS and look forward to the opportunities it presents for both companies and for our customers and reseller partners in Japan."

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