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D-Link NetDefend Firewall Family Achieves ICSA Labs' IPSec 1.2 Enhanced Certification
March 05, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Feb 12, 2008 - D-Link, a leading provider of networking and communication solutions, today announced that the company's D-Link NetDefend Firewall series has received IPSec 1.2 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 1.2 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 tailed into a dedicated integrated 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. 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 1.2 Enhanced Certified
In obtaining ICSA Labs' latest and strictest IPSec Version 1.2 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. Not only did the NetDefend Firewall pass 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 remote changes to firewall configuration.

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 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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