Cylink and StarHub provide secure solutions

SINGAPORE, 29 May 2000 - Cylink Corporation, a provider ofsecurity solutions for e-business, today announced it will work with StarHubto jointly offer secured network services to StarHub's corporate clients.StarHub will now offer data encryption services as a value-added service to its customers.

SINGAPORE, 29 May 2000 - Cylink Corporation, a provider of security solutions for e-business, today announced it will work with StarHub to jointly offer secured network services to StarHub's corporate clients.

StarHub will now offer data encryption services as a value-added service to its customers. As part of the agreement, StarHub will resell Cylink's comprehensive range of security appliances as a packaged offering to their customers. These appliances include NetHawk and NetConneXion, Cylink's latest products providing LAN and WAN-based virtual private network (VPN) solutions.

"Customers today typically leave all aspects of network management to the service operator so they can concentrate on their core business functions," said James Wong, managing director of Cylink Singapore. "But some want full control of their highly sensitive security policies and management protocols. Cylink's solutions allow them to do so by providing split management capability as a feature."

Both NetHawk and NetConneXion are fully manageable using Cylink's PrivaCy Manager software. Besides offering centralised or distributed management over thousands of security appliances on a global network, PrivaCy Manager allows the separation of security management from the network management, so either StarHub or its customers can establish, control, and audit the security policy.

Playing a key role in cementing the StarHub and Cylink alliance, Mr Chok Si Yit, assistant vice-president, Customer Networks Design, StarHub, added, "Working with Cylink is a mutually beneficial collaboration for both companies. Most importantly, however, it is ultimately the customers who will stand to benefit from the synergy of the StarHub and Cylink alliance, in terms of value-add."

"By offering our suite of secure e-business solutions through StarHub, the end customer will be able to deal with a one-stop shop for end-to-end telecom and data services," Wong said. "This is more cost-efficient than individual customer purchases as the cost of the shared hardware is amortised across many users."

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