Infoexpress' VPN Software VTCP/Secure was also awarded in September, when Windows & .NET Magazine selected them as a winner in the Best VPN category. Stacey Lum, CEO of InfoExpress said, "We're honored to receive this recognition from the readers of Windows & .NET Magazine. This award is particularly meaningful because it was selected by people who use VPN solutions everyday."
Also in September ActivCard launched it's Smart VPN solution that bundles a AAA Server with a USB device and digital identity software. This promotion was designed to motivate VPN owners to add strong authentication to their current VPN-based remote access systems in order to protect against unwanted intrusion from hackers.
In November IDC released an annual report titled "Worldwide Security Appliance Forecast and Analysis 2002 – 2006: Hardware Continues to be the Choice of Security Software Deployment" where NetScreen Technologies was ranked as the fastest growing security appliance vendor in VPN and firewall market.
Just a few days ago MandrakeSoft announced the availability of "Multi Network Firewall" (MNF) -- a multi-VPN, multi-DMZ firewall and networking solution that provides smart Internet Traffic Management combined with an industrial-strength hardening system for the highest level of network security.
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