RedCreek Technology Enables New Internet-Based Industry NEWARK, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- RedCreek Communications, a leading provider of network encryption and security solutions, today announced that its Ravlin 4 Virtual Private Networking (VPN) hardware has been selected by The Pythian Group an Ottawa, Canada based consulting group, for deployment in a groundbreaking new market segment. VPN technology has traditionally been utilized within a single organization to link separate and geographically distinct business locations over the Internet. The announcement today marks the first time VPN technology will be used to secure client/provider communications over the Internet. The Pythian Group, an IT and management consulting company, announced that the Ravlin 4 product line has been selected as a core component of their DBASource Oracle DBA outsourcing service. The RedCreek Ravlin 4 unit will be deployed at no cost to DBASource clients so that DBA team members can maintain, administer and troubleshoot Oracle databases in an entirely secure, transparent manner. "RedCreek technology is key to enabling this service," said Pythian Group partner Steven Pickard. "We evaluated products from RedCreek competitors such as Timestep, Microsoft, VPNet and IRE in a formal process. The Ravlin 4 meets or exceeds all of the functionality requirements for DBASource at a breakthrough cost." Michael Abbey, Oracle Press author, Oracle server specialist and DBASource team leader stated, "This is another fine example of how breakthroughs in technology and cost can trigger unforeseen applications. Kudos to RedCreek on a remarkable product line." "In designing our technology we targeted several obvious applications such as connecting remote branches of the same company. "Today we have shown that the resulting ease of implementation, cost of ownership, and network throughput can enable additional applications that we had not foreseen," said Agnes Imregh, Vice President of Marketing of RedCreek Communications, Inc. "We are confident that the growing Internet-based data and service industry and the ensuing need for securing client/provider communications will trigger an important new VPN market segment. "We are pleased that a management and IT consulting company, with this application in mind and in a formal selection process, has chosen our product over those of our competitors." About the Ravlin 4 The RedCreek Ravlin 4 is a cost-effective network security solution that performs encryption and decryption with a throughput of 40% of the theoretical maximum of Ethernet. Network administrators use it to establish private communications within secure intranets (as between corporate divisions, workgroups, branch offices, and individuals) or within secure extranets (as between customers, suppliers, and strategic partners.) Its low cost lets organizations establish security over private or public IP networks quickly and easily. About RedCreek Communications, Inc. Founded in July 1996, RedCreek Communications, Inc. develops and markets the Ravlin family of network security products based on its revolutionary and patented CryptoCore Architecture. The Ravlin 4, 10, and 100 products give customers the widest range of network security solutions at lowest cost, and are the only products that operate at full wireline speeds without degrading network throughput. RedCreek is headquartered in Newark, Calif. RedCreek may be reached at 510-745-3900 or http://www.redcreek.com. About The Pythian Group, Inc. Founded in July 1997 by a group of experienced Oracle technology consultants, The Pythian Group is a privately held management and IT consulting firm based in Ottawa, Canada. The Pythian Group serves clients across North America with practices specializing in Oracle database, Oracle applications, data warehousing, client/server development and management consulting. The company's mandate is to promote teleconsulting, the process of providing consulting services from off-site, and its vision is that of a marketplace where IT services are available to those who need them regardless of where the experts are. For information on The Pythian Group, call 613-841-3393 or visit http://www.pythian.com.SOURCE RedCreek Communications, Inc.
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