it observer – eicon networks launches shiva® 4102 ssl vpn gatewa

By | March 11, 2005

New SSL security gateway product augments Shiva family of VPN Gateways

Eicon Networks – CeBIT 2005, March 10-16, Hall 16 Booth G19

CeBIT, March 10th, 2005 — Eicon Networks Corporation, a global leader in providing communication products for networked business applications, today announces the launch of the Shiva 4102 SSL VPN Gateway to complement its growing range of security solutions for the small and medium enterprise.

The Shiva 4102 SSL VPN Gateway is a no-compromise, fully featured device that competes, feature for feature, with large enterprise solutions. The Shiva solution is however unique on the market as it will scale to meet the requirements of the most demanding small and medium enterprise in a cost effective and manageable 1-U hardware platform. It offers unsurpassed levels of reliability, performance and value in a market which craves for a simple yet powerful solution for remote access, partner collaboration and security.

The Shiva 4102 SSL-VPN Gateway has been designed to deliver class-leading simplicity in installation and management. The device is expressly for small to medium enterprises that do not wish to have to install and manage software on every PC or device in the field and do not necessarily have specialist technical expertise for setup. It is also designed with Eicon’s very strong distribution and reseller channels clearly in mind, and comes with a rich support and service offering.

“Our central idea for the development of the Shiva range of security products has been simplicity. The feedback from our customers has been extremely positive about this new generation of Shiva VPN Gateway. A big part of the simplicity we’re able to deliver lies in the power we’ve been able to provide in terms of application connectors and management,” said Dan Dixon, Senior Director of Product Management at Eicon Networks. “In the market right now we think there’s a role for both IPSec and SSL-VPN technologies in the small and medium enterprise. There’s a lot of value in the hybrid space – and in the near future we will be launching software upgrades to facilitate very exciting hybrid functionality on the 4102”

The 4102, the first product to support SSL from the already very successful Shiva VPN Gateway family, will be available to customers starting in Q2 2005.

About Eicon Networks

Eicon Networks has been designing, manufacturing and marketing leading brands of communications products since 1984. The company’s portfolio includes the Diva range of media processing products for voice, speech, conferencing, fax, and document handling applications, the Eiconcard range of transaction processing products, and the Shiva range of security products. Eicon distributes, markets and supports its products in more than 80 countries through a network of channel partners, telecommunication companies (telcos), internet service providers (ISPs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Information about Eicon Networks is available at

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