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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 12:55PM IST (7:25AM GMT)
 
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Secure Computing Adds Strong Authentication to Wireless LANs and Mobile Devices
New Version of SafeWord(TM) PremierAccess(TM) Supports 802.11x Wireless Authentication and Includes MobilePass(TM) Text-Message Passwords via Wireless Devices
 
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Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq:SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise web and network access control solutions, Tuesday announced the release of SafeWord(TM) PremierAccess(TM) v3.1, the newest version of its access control software for managing strong user authentication and authorization. This release includes ground-breaking capabilities for authenticating access to wireless networks and providing secure, one-time passwords as text messages to wireless devices.

PremierAccess provides strong authentication before users can access sensitive information over a wireless network, working seamlessly with wireless protocols such as the 802.11x authentication standard. PremierAccess provides this critical level of protection along with centralized access control for a wide range of Web, VPN and network applications and supports the industry's widest range of authentication choices, such as tokens, digital certificates, smart cards, wireless devices and biometrics.

Another important new capability in PremierAccess v3.1 is MobilePass -- a zero-footprint solution that provides multi-factor user authentication without requiring any client software or hardware.
When a user logs into a protected resource and enters his or her username, a one-time password is automatically sent as an e-mail or text message to the user's mobile phone, pager, PDA or other mobile device. Combined with a PIN, this provides significantly stronger authentication than a fixed password, without requiring the user to carry a token, smart card or install a software authenticator. MobilePass is ideally suited for financial institutions, healthcare providers or any organization whose users conduct occasional electronic transactions that require a strong level of authentication, such as money transfers or accessing sensitive personal data.

"MobilePass greatly expands the availability of strong authentication to a wider range of users," said Willy Leichter, director of product marketing at Secure Computing. "With our support
for wireless devices and wireless LANs, we extend our leadership in allowing organizations to use these emerging technologies while assuring that only the right users are given access."

ABOUT SECURE COMPUTING

Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq:SCUR) is a leading provider of enterprise network access control solutions. Secure Computing software products include SafeWord(TM) PremierAccess(TM) for role-based access control, authentication, and authorization to Web, VPN, and network applications; Sidewinder(TM), the world's strongest firewall and VPN gateway, as complimented by the Gauntlet(TM) firewall; SmartFilter(TM) Web filtering software for creating positive, productive use of the Web in any organization; and the Embedded Firewall, the world's first tamper-resistant distributed firewall to defend against the insider threat. Secure Computing's worldwide partners and customers are counted among the Global 1,000 in financial services, healthcare, telecom, manufacturing, technology, and government. Visit the Secure Computing Web site at www.securecomputing.com or call us at 800/379-4944 (global direct 408/979-6572).

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's SafeWord PremierAccess version 3.1 and the expected benefits of such technology, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Note to Editors: All trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

 
 
 
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