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SafeWeb Corporate Backgrounder


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SafeWeb designs "next generation" security solutions that are effective, economical, and simple. Its mission is to deliver technology that drastically reduces the cost and complexity traditionally involved in securing corporate network resources. To this end, SafeWeb has applied its proven technology to develop the Secure Extranet Appliance (SEA), which enables companies to provide secure access to remote users in less than an hour.

Since its inception in March 2000, SafeWeb has built the world's largest online privacy network (securing over 2 billion Web pages in its first year of operation), and has established strategic partnerships to deliver its technology to high-profile U.S. government and intelligence agencies. SafeWeb has received numerous awards for its technology, and is recognized as a privacy and security expert before the U.S. Congress and at industry conferences such as DEF CON.

Market Overview

 

 

 

 

 

In order to remain competitive in today's environment, businesses need to quickly and securely extend business operations to the Internet. They need to securely share important internal networks with remote employees, partners and customers. SafeWeb's Secure Extranet Appliance, SEA Tsunami, fills this critical need for businesses to protect their internal networks and secure data that is sent over the Internet to remote users.

According to IDC, security is the fastest growing segment in information technology, predicted to top $46 billion by 2005. Infonetics Research forecasts that the market for application-layer VPN gateway such as SafeWeb's Secure Extranet Appliance, the SEA Tsunami, is expected to surge to $871 million by 2005, representing a 143 percent CAGR*.

SafeWeb Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With its flagship consumer service, www.safeweb.com, SafeWeb built the world's largest online privacy network, serving over 2 billion secure transactions within its first year of operation. Due to the effectiveness and ease of use of its technology, SafeWeb quickly grew to become the most widely used privacy service on the Web, and proud recipient of numerous awards. The company currently license customized versions of this technology to businesses and high-profile government agencies that require the strongest and most reliable Internet security technology available on the market.

SafeWeb's enterprise product, the Secure Extranet Appliance (SEA), introduces the next generation of intelligent security appliances. The SafeWeb SEA lets companies build a secure extranet within an hour so that remote users can instantly access network resources using any Web browser. The SEA builds on the strength and reliability of SafeWeb's award-winning Web proxy technology. Now in its third year of development, the SEA Tsunami is the only SSL proxy that has been field tested for enterprise security, scalability and reliability.

Company History

 

 

 

 

SafeWeb was founded in March 2000 to create innovative privacy and security technologies that are effective, economical and easy to use.
In October 2000, SafeWeb launched its core consumer product, www.safeweb.com, a free service that allowed users to control their online privacy in a practical, easy-to-use and effective manner. Just five months later, SafeWeb became the most widely used online privacy service in the world.
On the enterprise security front, SafeWeb has applied its proven technology to develop the Secure Extranet Appliance (SEA). The SEA fulfills SafeWeb's mission to deliver technology that drastically reduces the cost and complexity traditionally involved in securing corporate network resources.

Management Team

 

Jon A. Chun, president and CEO
Stephen D. H. Hsu, co-founder and chairman
David Oller, vice president of sales
Jim Hormuzdiar, chief technology officer

 

 

Please direct press and analyst inquiries to:
Tara Daly
PR Senior Associate
(510) 601-8855 x 109
[email protected]


 

   
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