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USRobotics’ Firewall Obtains ICSA Labs Certification


Chicago (April 11, 2006)– USRobotics’ USR8200 Firewall/VPN/NAS recently passed the rigorous Firewall 4.1 certification program set forth by ICSA Labs®, a global leader in information security product certification and an independent division of Cybertrust®, Vice President of Engineering Molly Baars announced today. The USR8200 is a high performance, rock solid firewall with VPN client and server functionality, providing small- and medium-sized businesses with an excellent array of features at an incredible value.

“Certification by ICSA Labs is a milestone for any product, and USRobotics is thrilled to have passed through the process so smoothly,” says Baars. “Network administrators and consumers alike recognize the ICSA Labs Firewall Certification logo as a mark of quality and dependability, and we are proud to mark the 8200 with that logo.”

The USR8200 is an intuitive, yet rock-solid Stateful Packet Inspection firewall supporting VPN client and server capabilities (PPTP and IPSec). An unlimited user license provides cost-effective scalability, while a robust feature set includes Application Level Gateways, Web Filtering, and protection from Denial of Service attacks. The powerful hardware platform delivers best-in-class throughput, while the integrated file/FTP/print server capability and USB 2.0 and FireWire ports allow for easily adding network storage and network printing with supported USB printers. The USR8200 is priced at $349 and is available at major electronics retailers, computer resellers, and selected e-tailers.

“The USR8200 firewall product receiving ICSA Labs certification is representative of USRobotics’ commitment to ensuring that their products are secure and robust,” says Brian Monkman, Firewall Program Manager of ICSA Labs. “The participation of vendors such as USRobotics in the ICSA Labs Firewall Certification Program results in end users who look for the ICSA Labs Certified logo purchasing a product that has passed a set of rigorous functional and security tests.”

ICSA Labs is the security industry’s central authority for research, intelligence, and certification testing of products. ICSA Labs sets standards for information security products and certifies hundreds of the installed base of anti-virus, firewall, IPSec, cryptography, and PC firewall products in the world today. Testing by trained ICSA Labs firewall analysts is conducted against a standard set of publicly vetted functional and assurance criteria elements.

The USR8200 provides users with an excellent product at a low price. Designed for small- and medium-sized businesses, the product features universal plug and play, broad OS compatibility, and intuitive web-based installation.

About USRobotics

USRobotics is a Platinum Equity company. For three decades, the company has been a leader in Internet access and networking, helping millions of people connect to the Internet with powerful, innovative products. The company is rapidly expanding its category leadership by transforming the latest technologies into reliable and easy-to-use high performance products, including high-speed, broadband modems; wired and wireless networking solutions; and Internet security devices; for the growing home, home office, and small- to medium-sized business markets. The company is dedicated to keeping people connected worldwide – to information, entertainment, and each other. USRobotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area with its EMEA headquarters base in the UK. For further information, please visit the Web site at

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, Inc., offers vendor-agnostic testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. The organization tests products in key technology categories such as anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, IPsec VPN, cryptography, intrusion detection, PC firewall, content security, SSL-VPN, and Wireless LAN. For more information about ICSA Labs, please visit:

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