IBM Licenses VPN Technology For IPSEC-based Solutions

Ashley Laurent Inc. (Austin, Texas) announces a licensing agreement with IBM Corp. under which IBM may sell and incorporate the remote access client offered in VPCom, Ashley Laurent's Virtual Private Networking (VPN) product, into its own IPSEC-based Remote Access Security solutions, according to published reports.

Ashley Laurent’s background in developing VPCom Remote Access technology for OEM customers contributed to IBM’s decision to choose the company, according to Gerry Young, IBM’s eNetwork Firewall project office manager. “VPCom's IPSEC compliance helps us standardize our security solutions, providing an open security architecture and more efficient deployment strategy for our VPN security customers,” he says.

With the release of VPCom 1.0, Ashley Laurent packages its encryption technology in a solution designed to meet the needs of Fortune 1000 customers. As a non-proprietary software solution, VPCom 1.0 is also designed to be compatible with any network firewall and preserve customer investment in existing technology.

VPCom 1.0 is built on IETF standards, including IPSEC (RFC-1825-1829) the IP security standards, and PKI (X.509 Certificates, the Public Key Infrastructure), which has been endorsed by the U.S. government, banks, financial institutions, and other corporations.

--L. Greenemeier