OTTAWA, April 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Xelerance Corporation, a small Canadian company that thinks big, has won the Security Hardware Award at the prestigious Federal Office Systems Exposition (FOSE) in Washington, D.C.
Xelerance took the top prize in Security Hardware for its DNSX Secure Signer, a state-of-the-art appliance for automating the implementation and management of Domain Name System Security Extensions.
The 2010 edition of FOSE - one of the world's largest and most influential annual trade shows for government information technology (IT) professionals - stressed the need to strengthen "cybersecurity." Running March 23-25, it attracted 65 companies who entered more than 100 products in competition.
Security Hardware was a hotly contested category, given the rapid rollout of DNSSEC implementations designed to protect the Internet from potentially catastrophic attacks - such as Domain Name System cache poisoning.
"We have put a lot of effort into developing a solution that brings real value to organizations who want to go that extra mile in securing their internet presence," said Sergius Heifa, Xelerance's President. "We are very proud of this award."
The DNSX Secure Signer is the world's first and only pure DNSSEC appliance. It provides a complete pro-active DNSSEC management and monitoring solution, handling not just the technical signing process but also the implementation of DNSSEC management and security policies mandated and recommended by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
A fully tamper-proof DNSSEC solution with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140 Level 3 certification, the DNSX Secure Signer is the fastest product on the market in terms of key-generation and zone-signing speed.
Xelerance Corporation, based in Ottawa, specializes in security solutions. Its team of software developers and network designers have built secure IT infrastructure for small enterprises and Fortune 500 companies. Its expertise is in designing, developing and deploying highly usable systems based on open protocols and standards-based security.
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For further information: For further information: Sergius Heifa, President, Xelerance Corporation, (647) 722-5653, Sergius@xelerance.com