Milkyway Firewall Gets U.S. Patent
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Global network security provider Milkyway Networks announced that the company's proprietary Bi-Directional Transparency technology has been awarded a U.S. patent.
Milkyway's patented technology, a standard feature on all versions of the company's SecurIT FIREWALL solutions for Sun OS, Solaris, and Windows NT, allows internal network users a high level of transparency for proxy-based firewalls.
It enables these users to connect through the company's SecurIT FIREWALLs without pre-configuring their network clients (Telnet, FTP, Internet browsers, etc.) or forcing them through a two-step process to connect to the Internet.
Users benefit from the transparency of a router or packet filter coupled with the top-level security of a proxy-based firewall.
"Bi-directional transparency removes a tedious--and sometimes vulnerable--step in user-to-server connections and, in turn, creates a more secure network environment," said Ian Ferguson, Milkyway's president.
With six offices worldwide, Milkyway Networks is a leading global supplier of Internet and intranet security applications designed to safeguard mission-critical information on corporate networks. Milkyway is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) under the symbol MKY.