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D-Link NetDefend Firewall Family Achieves ICSA Labs!| IPSec 1.3 Enhanced Certification
August 21, 2009

D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced that the company's D-Link NetDefend Firewall series has received IPSec 1.3 Enhanced Certification from ICSA Labs.

To date, D-Link's appliances running the NetDefendOS security operating system have not only obtained the highest level of ICSA Labs' firewall certification, known as the Firewall 4.1 with Corporate Level, but also satisfied the stringent testing criteria of IPSec VPN certification. In order to achieve IPSec VPN certification, the product must pass interoperability testing with all other certified devices, in addition to satisfying rigorous and thorough testing in encryption, authentication, data integrity and multiple concurrent IPSec tunnels with a single IPSec peer.

ICSA Labs Firewall and IPSec certifications are recognized worldwide as the benchmark for network security industry excellence. D-Link's achievement of the latest ICSA Labs Firewall 4.1 as well as ICSA Labs IPSec 1.3 Enhanced certification once again demonstrates D-Link!|s ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality standards in network security.

D-Link's NetDefend Firewalls provide a comprehensive suite of security features that are blended into a dedicated platform, NetDefendOS that seamlessly integrates Virtual Private Network (VPN), Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP/IPS), Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam Filtering, Web Content Filtering, Traffic Management, High Availability, and D-Link's innovative end-point security technology - ZoneDefense™. In addition, NetDefendOS includes two new features: outbound load balance, and LDAP authentication, improvement designs to offer customers a better solution. Delivering high quality products with value-added security features, D-Link provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises high quality security solutions at unparalleled price and performance to meet the demands of rapidly evolving IT challenges.

ICSA Labs IPSec Version 1.3 Enhanced Certified

In obtaining ICSA Labs' latest and strictest IPSec Version 1.3 Enhanced Certification, the D-Link NetDefend Firewall Family was run through a series of rigorous tests, including Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Encapsulation Security, robust cryptography algorithm, authentication using certificates, system logging and more. Moreover, NetDefend Firewall Family was passed the criteria of IPSec Remote Access Client (IRAC), which is the latest requirement in version 1.3 Enhanced Certification. Not only did the NetDefend Firewall pass these tests, but it also earned praise from ICSA Labs' Network Security Labs for comprehensive features that allow administrators to systematically design a secure environment.

About D-Link's NetDefend Firewalls

D-Link NetDefend Firewalls are ideal for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprises, and campus network environments. The NetDefend Firewall series consists of:

DFL-210/DFL-260: Suitable for small office or corporate branch office environments with up to 50 employees, the DFL-210/260 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-260 additionally supports cutting-edge UTM functionality with stream-based Anti-Virus inspection and Dynamic Web Content Filtering.

DFL-800/DFL-860: Suitable for small-scale companies with up to 150 employees, the DFL-800/860 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-860 additionally supports cutting-edge UTM functionality with stream-based Anti-Virus inspection and Dynamic Web Content Filtering.

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 D-Link
D-Link is the 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, data and video 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. 

About ICSA Labs
For over a decade, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, 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.

D-Link, NetDefend, ZoneDefense and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2009. D-Link. All Rights Reserved.

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