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D-Link NetDefend Firewall Earns ICSA Labs Certification
July 05, 2007

Taipei, July 4, 2007 - D-Link, a leading provider of networking and communication solutions, recently earned ICSA Labs Corporate-Level Firewall Certification for their NetDefend DFL-2500 Firewall. With the certification of their top tier NetDefend Firewall model, D-Link expects the rest of the NetDefend Firewall series to finish the certification process very soon, as they use the same cutting-edge kernel. ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust Inc., is a trusted international authority in the information security industry. They certify security products to aid customers in finding and choosing solid, reliable solutions. By passing stringent testing criteria in ICSA Labs, NetDefend Firewall demonstrates D-Link!|s commitment to security.

Building comprehensive solutions
D-Link provides a full range of total network solutions, and has created comprehensive product lines covering all areas of networking, including entry-level to high-end switches, wireless LAN products, network security and more. One of D-Link!|s goals is to integrate these products rather than just putting them together, especially for network security. For example, D-Link has spent over five years developing their network security products, and one year ago, announced that they had successfully integrated their high-end xStack switches with their ZoneDefense technology enabled NetDefend firewalls.

Combining advanced and robust features in a single unit
D-Link's NetDefend Firewalls combine dedicated firewall core architecture with a high density multi-network interface platform, and integrates virtual private network(VPN), intrusion detection and prevention(IDP/IPS), detailed bandwidth management, multi-line failover to WAN, OSPF, policy-based routing, server load balancing, web-based user authentication and D-Link's ZoneDefense end-point security technology. By creating high-quality products, D-Link helps customers face the challenges of networking.

ICSA Labs Corporate Firewall Certified
Furthermore, D-Link's NetDefend Firewall passed the strictest firewall certification in ICSA Labs-Corporate Firewalls. The D-Link DFL-2500 NetDefend Firewall had to pass a series of rigorous tests, including system installation and configuration, setting security policies, system management, system logging, event testing, port security and more. Not only did the NetDefend Firewall passes these tests, but it also earned praise from ICSA Labs' Network Security Labs for unique features in the web administration interface that allow administrators to safely make changes to the firewall's configuration remotely.


About D-Link's NetDefend Firewalls
D-Link's NetDefend Firewalls can be used for small-to-medium businesses (SMB), corporate businesses, and in campus network environments. They offer unparalleled price/performance in an easy-to-deploy security solution, allowing employee workstations and critical servers to work and provide regular services in a secure and reliable environment.

The NetDefend Firewall series consists of:

DFL-210: Suitable for small office or corporate branch office environments with up to 50 employees, the DFL-210 offers firewall/VPN performance of 80Mbps/25Mbps, 100 VPN tunnels, dual line failover, and is equipped with one WAN, one DMZ and four LAN interfaces.

DFL-800: Suitable for small-scale companies with up to 150 employees, the DFL-800 offers firewall/VPN performance of 150Mbps/60Mbps, 300 VPN tunnels, multiple WAN link failover, and is equipped with two WAN, one DMZ, and seven LAN interfaces.

DFL-1600: Suitable for mid-sized companies with up to 300 employees, the DFL-1600 offers firewall/VPN performance of 320Mbps/120Mbps, 1200 VPN tunnels, multiple WAN link failover, and is equipped with six Gigabit definable network interfaces.

DFL-2500: Suitable for large enterprise, campus, or government institute environments with up to 600 employees, the DFL-2500 offers firewall/VPN performance of 600Mbps/300Mbps, 2500 IPSec VPN tunnels, multiple WAN link failover, and is equipped with eight Gigabit definable network interfaces.

About Cybertrust
Cybertrust is "The Global Information Security Specialist" with more than 15 years' experience in delivering services that secure critical data, protect identities, and help demonstrate ongoing compliance. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., near the U.S. Nation's Capital, with more than 30 offices around the world, Cybertrust is recognized as a global market leader in managed security services, earning the trust of thousands of customers worldwide.

About ICSA Labs
For over a decade, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, Inc., has been the security industry's central authority for research, intelligence, and certification testing of products. ICSA Labs sets standards for information security products and certifies over 95% of the installed base of anti-virus, firewall, IPSec VPN, cryptography, SSL VPN, network IPS, anti-spyware and PC firewall products commonly deployed in the world today.


About D-Link
D-Link is a global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB) and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market.

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