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Network Security Software Developer Primonics and MBX Systems Partner to Manufacture Syncsafe Authentication Gateway Appliance

WAUCONDA, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MBX Systems, a leading contract manufacturer and integrator of server appliances for OEMs and independent software vendors (ISVs), today announced an appliance manufacturing partnership with Primonics Inc. for its Syncsafe(R) Authentication Gateway for network security. Developed with powerful open source technologies, the Syncsafe application is delivered on a hardened Linux appliance and can be deployed in minutes.

WAUCONDA, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — MBX Systems, a leading contract manufacturer and integrator of server appliances for OEMs and independent software vendors (ISVs), today announced an appliance manufacturing partnership with Primonics Inc. for its Syncsafe(R) Authentication Gateway for network security. Developed with powerful open source technologies, the Syncsafe application is delivered on a hardened Linux appliance and can be deployed in minutes.

Primonics chose a server appliance as the method for delivering Syncsafe because as a complete system it reduces the expense and unpredictability of application deployment. An appliance ships fully installed with the application, operating system and supporting programs. It also provides the reliability that is critical for a network security application, like Syncsafe, where stability is paramount to protecting an organization from Internet threats or risks within their internal network environment.

Chris Schmidt, sales manager for MBX Systems said, "Companies are often running multiple platforms in today's network environments, and application developers must offer deployment options that are quick to integrate. When it comes to network security, the choice of an appliance with a hardened Windows(R) or Linux operating system is ideal for organizations that must rapidly protect their perimeter against threats to network security."

Unique to the Syncsafe application is the availability of multiple 2-factor authentications for network security. This gives enterprises the opportunity to secure their networks with biometrics, tokens, and mobile phones, all on the same appliance. Typically, authentication gateway solutions have only supported one type of 2-factor authentication, so different systems from multiple suppliers would be required. Syncsafe is also vendor-neutral for network hardware such as tokens and fingerprint readers, for example, so customers can 'mix and match' suppliers based on what they need to support.

Dave Hinse, VP operations for Primonics Inc. noted, "With Syncsafe, your company could have accounting using biometrics, account executives using tokens, and partners using their mobile phone to access the network. All you need is one system; with others you might need multiple systems from different vendors." Hinse added that an appliance also simplifies customer support. "If a problem occurs with an appliance-based solution a new system can be shipped out within four hours and, once it's plugged into the network, the customer is up and running within 30 minutes."

ABOUT PRIMONICS INC.

Founded in 1996 as a software reseller and service provider, Primonics has since diversified into the design, manufacturing, and marketing of network security solutions. A leader in the advancement of biometrics in technology, the company is improving the level of performance to price and broadening its application. The first result of Primonics' biometrics research and development is its Syncsafe(R) 2-factor authentication solution, released in March 2008. Primonics' headquarters are located in Montreal, Canada, with offices in New York City. For more information about Primonics Inc. and its products, visit http://www.primonics.com or call 514-694-4866.

ABOUT MBX SYSTEMS

MBX Systems specializes in server appliances and customized hardware solutions for OEMs and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Founded in 1995, MBX is a pioneer in the appliance model. The company's branded server appliances provide better performance, reliability, and security than traditional software delivery methods. Validated by ISO 9001:2000 certification, MBX appliance support services include hardware and operating system consultation and design, engineering, custom branding, manufacturing, quality assurance, and global inventory management. For more information about MBX Systems and its products, visit http://www.MBX.com or call 800-560-1195.

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