OpenVPN partners with Veritech to develop and distribute OpenVPN innovations

OpenVPN Technologies Inc. announced today that it has partnered with Veritech Corporation Pty Limited to expand their OpenVPN Access Server (OpenVPN-AS) into the Australasian marketplace, plus add value for customers in this part of the world. The partnership is multifaceted and along with endorsing Veritech's innovative Veritoken, unveils an exciting future for product development.

Veritech Corporation CEO Livio Mazzon travelled to Pleasanton, California in July 2010 to meet with OpenVPN Technologies CEO Francis Dinha and introduce Veritech's innovative VPN device, the Veritoken. This meeting resulted in an all round partnership arrangement between OpenVPN and Veritech Corporation in Australia, which holds exciting future potential for VPN market development.

Veritoken is Veritech's solution for a simple, portable and secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) client device. Designed to complement any OpenVPN-based Server, the Veritoken is a USB Token device which provides an all-in-one VPN Client Solution. Adding to the client options which already come with the OpenVPN-Access Server, the Veritoken is an ideal solution for enterprises who prefer to issue their roaming users with a dual-factor authentication token.

OpenVPN-Access Server (OpenVPN-AS) is a set of installation and configuration tools that simplify the rapid deployment of a VPN remote access solution. It's based on the popular OpenVPN open-source software, making the deployed VPN immediately compatible with OpenVPN client software across multiple user platforms.

The new partnership is multi-dimensional. It allows OpenVPN to grow further in the Australian marketplace, with Veritech now distributing the OpenVPN software through their existing reseller network across Australia and New Zealand. Australian customers can now purchase the OpenVPN Access Server locally through Veritech, which provides them with the same quality product, but with easier access to local tech-support.

Additionally, Veritech will have the resources to further enhance the Veritoken, as they expand their knowledge and skills through close working relationships with OpenVPN's developers. The innovative Veritoken device is a useful add-on for the OpenVPN product range. OpenVPN Technologies Inc will endorse the Veritoken as they work closely with Veritech on redeveloping the current version so that it is closer aligned to the commercial Access Server. The result will be greater versatility and choice for end users.

Veritech CEO Livio Mazzon believes that this close working relationship provides Veritech with scope to develop future innovations with OpenVPN. "We are excited about the future of this relationship; there is certainly opportunity for further product development and OpenVPN add-ons as a result of us working together, and that is inevitably beneficial for our end users" commented Mr Mazzon.

OpenVPN is also pleased with the new partnership and look forward to future product developments and enhancements in the pipeline. "Veritech is our newest resale partner in the Australian and New Zealand area. Not only have they widened the customer base for OpenVPN in that part of the world, they also offer the Veritoken as a complimentary product to our OpenVPN Access Server," said Francis Dinha, CEO at OpenVPN.

"Veritech's innovative hardware token adds to the commercial deployment options of the Access Server - so that in addition to our downloadable software client, enterprises could also opt for the Veritoken hardware client. We are working closely with Veritech to ensure the Veritoken product is fully compatible with our OpenVPN Access Server solution"

"We welcome Veritech as our resale partner in Australasia, and look forward to continuing sales growth through our new partnership", concluded Mr Dinha.


About OpenVPN Technologies Inc.
OpenVPN Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company based in Pleasanton, California, integrating a suite of leading-edge networking and software technologies. OpenVPN, our award-winning open source VPN product, has established itself as a de-facto standard in the open source networking space, with over 2.5 million downloads since inception. OpenVPN is the provider of next-generation secure and scalable communication services, implementing its business plan through strategic partnerships with key application software providers and marketing its product to SMB market place through its OpenVPN web site that is experiencing more than 200,000 new SMB users, prospects, and customers per month. Learn more about OpenVPN at www.openvpn.net

About Veritech Corporation Inc.
Veritech Corporation Pty Limited is a well established systems integrator and distributor of Endian UTM appliances, based in Griffith, NSW Australia. Over recent years they have developed the Veritoken two-factor authentication token to work with OpenVPN solutions, and launched the UTM security website SecurityWithPassion.com.au to help support the Endian community in Oceania. Veritech's customer base and commercial reach continues with strong, organic growth. For more information, visit www.veritechcorp.com.au

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