Stonesoft Oyj : Stonesoft Security Engine 5.5 provides virtual engines and increased performance

  Stonesoft Oyj : Stonesoft Security Engine 5.5 provides virtual engines and
                            increased performance

          MSSPs can serve multiple customers with a single appliance

Helsinki, Finland -18 June 2013 - The cyber security expert Stonesoft
introduces the new Stonesoft Security Engine platform and Stonesoft Management
Center version 5.5. The Security Engine platform is the core of the Stonesoft
Next Generation Firewall and other security solutions. The new version allows
MSSPs (Managed Security Service Providers) to serve multiple customers with a
single appliance. It also provides major improvements in deep packet
inspection performance.

Virtual engines

Virtual engines allow MSSPs to serve more customers with less physical
devices, whereby they benefit from significantly improved cost efficiency
through lower initial costs and reduced management/personnel resources.
Virtual engines are also an ideal solution for governmental or enterprise
environments in which strict isolation between networks is mandatory.

Stonesoft Security Engine 5.5 has been designed to be fully MSSP compatible,
allowing them to run up to 250 virtual instances of Security Engine in a
single physical appliance. The solution can be also clustered, for scalability
or high availability reasons. The same engine can have simultaneously
different security policies, separate routing tables and overlapping IP
addresses for different interfaces. All these can be managed with the
Stonesoft multitenant centralized management system.

Deep packet inspection performance

Stonesoft 5.5 introduces significant performance improvements for deep packet
inspection, resulting in over 100% improved throughput compared to the
previous version. In particular, small packet handling has been improved.

"Traditionally, performance and security have been mutually exclusive and
hardware based security solutions have been unbeatable with regard to
performance. Now, for the first time, software offers even better performance
without compromising security at any point", says Antti Kuvaja, Director,
Product Management, Stonesoft.


The 5.5 versions of Stonesoft Security Engine and Stonesoft Management Center
are available in June.

For more details, please contact:

Antti Kuvaja
Director of Product Management
Stonesoft Corporation
Tel. +358 9 476 711
E-mail: antti.kuvaja (at)

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic,
customer-driven cyber security solutions that secure information flow and
simplify security management. Stonesoft serves private and public sector
organizations that require high availability, ease-of-management, compliance,
dynamic security, protection of critical digital assets, and business
continuity against today's rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft leads
research into advanced cyber threats and the advanced evasion techniques
(AETs) used in stealth, targeted cyber attacks.

The company's product portfolio is based on one unifiedSecurity
Enginesoftware platform that is the power behind Stonesoft's next generation
firewalls, intrusion and evasion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions.
The Security Engine back-end is augmented by the Stonesoft Management Center
front-end, which enables efficient management of entire networks and brings
excellent situational awareness and operational cost savings.

Stonesoft's customer base covers more than 6,500 mid and large-sized
organizations across various industries and geographical markets. Stonesoft
has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, a
flexible licensing model, and overall customer service excellence. Founded in
1990, the company's track record is well recognized and visionary by
certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. Stonesoft is
headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. For more information


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