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PRNewswire: U.S. Grants eSoft Right to Export Strong Cryptography in Firewall and VPN Products

Apr 13, 2000, 17:23 (0 Talkback[s])

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"eSoft Inc., the company that develops and markets the award-winning Interceptor and InstaGate appliance products, today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has granted them permission to export stronger versions of its firewall and virtual private network (VPN) technology to international markets. This initiative allows eSoft to provide customers worldwide with encryption strength that is identical to that available in the United States and Canada, and is much more robust than the encryption technology currently being offered internationally. Shipments of the enhanced versions of Interceptor and InstaGate to international customers will begin immediately."

"eSoft applauds the liberalization of cryptography export regulations that has allowed us to take this step," said Jeff Finn, president and CEO of eSoft. "We are very excited to be leading the way in providing reliable, state-of-the-art network security solutions to our customers worldwide."

"With this development, international customers are now able to securely manage their Interceptor and InstaGate appliances and set up virtual private networks using the same encryption strength (up to 168 bit keys) that was previously available only to customers in the United States and Canada. International customers were previously limited to encryption based on 56 bit keys."

"eSoft Inc. was founded in 1984 with headquarters in Broomfield, Colo. eSoft provides a family of Linux-based Internet appliances and services that enable business to harness the full power of the Internet."

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