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Subject: U.S. GSA Tests and Approves DataPower's Leading XML Web Services Security Gateway for U.S. Agencies

U.S. GSA Tests and Approves DataPower's Leading XML Web Services
Security Gateway for U.S. Agencies

Latest Security Certification Advances DataPower's Validation for
Government-grade Security; Augments DataPower's Leading Certifications
including Common Criteria's EAL4 Assurance Level & DoD's Jointed
Interoperability Test Command Certification

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--July 18, 2005--   DataPower(R), the leading provider
of XML-aware networking solutions, announced today that the DataPower
XS40 XML Security Gateway (http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html),
the most widely deployed XML Web services security solution by Global
1000 and government agencies, has been approved for use under the E-Gov
E-Authentication Initiative (See: http://cio.gov/eauthentication/)
charged with delivering open standards-based authentication solutions to
U.S. government agencies. DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway has been
added to the Approved E-Authentication Technology Provider List and
cleared for use by US government agencies implementing E-Authentication.

Based on rigorous testing at the General Services Administration's (GSA)
E-Authentication Interoperability Lab, the E-Authentication Initiative
approval further extends DataPower's lead in government-grade Web
services security. DataPower's message-level network devices are
especially well suited to government applications:

-- Broadly deployed in production networks by both public sector and
private sector customers over the past 5 years.

-- Certified by DoD's Jointed Interoperability Test Command (JITC) (See:
Department of Defense Certifies DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway)

-- In evaluation for Common Criteria EAL4 (See: DataPower First Web
Service Security Vendor to Undergo Common Criteria "EAL4 Assurance
Level" Evaluation)

-- Validated at two GSA-sponsored SAML Interop events (See: DataPower
XS40 Hardware Validated for Federated Identity and XML Web Services
Security at SAML Interoperability Lab at RSA 2005)

-- Deliver robust ebXML capabilities (See: DataPower Certified
"Interoperable" with Cyclone Commerce For Providing Secure ebXML and
High-Performance B2B Networks).

-- Fit within Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and based on open

-- Supported by DC-area office (See: DataPower Brings
Application-oriented Networking to Government Sector; Ends Free Loaner
Program) (http://www.datapower.com/newsroom/pr_041105_gov.html) and
leading government integrators such as SAIC, BAE Systems, Booz Allen and
Northrop Grumman.

-- Listed on GSA Approved E-Authentication Technology Providers list
after successful testing by E-Authentication Interoperability Lab,
including SAML testing.

"DataPower's validation for GSA's E-Authentication list is yet another
example of our long-standing commitment to serving government entities
and providing the highest levels of security assurance," said Bret
Hartman, Vice President of Technology Solutions at DataPower. "Our
ability to seamlessly deploy the highest solid-state security solutions
to our customers has proven DataPower's credibility and reliability not
only in the government marketplace, but also with private sector
customers who continue to seek independent validation of vendors'
security claims."

GSA's E-Authentication Initiative sets the standards for the identity
proofing of individuals and businesses, based on risk of online services
used. The initiative focuses on meeting the authentication business
needs of the E-Gov initiatives, building the necessary infrastructure to
support common, unified processes and systems for government-wide use.
E-Authentication builds the trust that must be an inherent part of every
online exchange between citizens and the Government.

The DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway acts as a highly secure hardware
policy enforcement point to perform authentication, authorization, audit
and accounting functions based on the source, transport and content of
incoming requests or XML transactions. In addition to XML access control
(http://www.datapower.com/products/accesscontrol.html) and full support
for SAML token authentication, the XS40 also includes many other
essential security functions, for example a full XML Firewall
(http://www.datapower.com/products/xmlfirewall.html) for protecting
against XML threats, XML Encryption
(http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html) and XML Digital Signature,
WS-Security and content-based routing
(http://www.datapower.com/products/xmlrouter.html). All integration is
based on DataPower's innovative AAA Framework. DataPower has been
successfully implementing Web Services security and XML acceleration
(http://www.datapower.com/products/xa35.html) solutions since 1999 and
is the most widely deployed XML Web services security device with
government customers in both state and federal government organizations
(See: DataPower Brings Application-oriented Networking to Government
Sector; Ends Free Loaner Program)
(http://www.datapower.com/newsroom/pr_041105_gov.html) including the US
Department of Defense, U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration, and the
Massachusetts's Department of Revenue.

About DataPower

DataPower provides enterprises with intelligent XML-Aware network
infrastructure to ensure unparalleled performance, security and
manageability of next-generation applications and XML Web Services.
DataPower's patented XML Generation Three (XG3(TM)) technology powers
the industry's first wire-speed XML-aware networking devices that
provide immediate return on technology investments while streamlining
application deployments. Founded in 1999, DataPower is privately held
and based in Cambridge, MA. For more information about DataPower
Technology, please contact 617-864-0455 or visit

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