Monday, October 10, 2005

Reef Point Hires Dennis Racca as VP of Engineering

Reef Point Systems, a start-up developing carrier-class security solutions for converged wireless and wireline networks, has appointed Dennis Racca as Vice President of Engineering. Raca co-founded Northchurch Communications, which pioneered the market for carrier-edge service routers and was later acquired by Alcatel. Racca has also held senior management positions at UB Networks and Newbridge Networks.

Reef Point Systems' Multiservice Security Gateway is massively scalable, securing up to half a million simultaneous connections. The gateway provides secure WiFi roaming and provides subscribers with confidentiality by encapsulating the call and signaling data in secure IPSec tunnels. It provides robust threat defense including stateful firewalls with Denial of Service attack prevention, intrusion detection services, custom firewall filtering, dynamic virtual routing with Network Address Translation, and session limiting to protect against external threats. Reef Point leverages patented Flow Application Streaming Technology and a mix of custom ASICs/FPGAs and network processors. It supports Internet Key Exchange v2 (IKEv2) and Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for GSM Subscriber Identity Modules (EAP-SIM) to provide scalable mutual authentication, encryption and data integrity safeguards for signaling, voice, and data.

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