DoD orders new cryptographic card from SafeNet

BALTIMORE, Md., 14 March 2005. SafeNet, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Mykotronx, Inc., was awarded a contract from the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop the Enhanced Crypto Card (ECC).

BALTIMORE, Md., 14 March 2005. SafeNet, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Mykotronx, Inc., was awarded a contract from the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop the Enhanced Crypto Card (ECC).

The ECC is the next-generation version of SafeNet's highly successful FORTEZZA Plus Crypto Card. Like FORTEZZA Plus, the ECC is a PC Card that provides all cryptographic functions when plugged into the U.S. Government's secure telephones--called the Secure Terminal Equipment (STE). The STE is used throughout the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and intelligence community, as well as by the U.S. government's international partners.

"To date, the U.S. Government has ordered approximately 200,000 FORTEZZA Plus cards. We are excited about the new ECC because it will have enhanced capabilities that meet the requirements of the Cryptographic Modernization program, with expanded card applications," said John Droge, vice president of business development for SafeNet.

SafeNet is a global leader in information security. Founded more than 20 years ago, the company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. ARM, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Adobe, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and scores of other customers entrust their security needs to SafeNet. For more information, see www.safenet-inc.com.

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