April 24, 2014
NASHVILLE, TN - April 24th, 2014 — Perle Systems, a global manufacturer of secure device networking hardware, has confirmed its products are not affected by the Heartbleed Bug that attacked many web sites using OpenSSL encryption technology.
Heartbleed is a serious software security flaw in OpenSSL, one of the most common security protocols. This vulnerability allows the theft of sensitive information protected under normal conditions. According to www.openSSL.org, the affected versions are 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta of OpenSSL.
Perle has confirmed that all products and firmware do not incorporate the affected versions of OpenSSL.
"As a manufacturer of secure device connectivity hardware, Perle takes the implementation of authentication and encryption methods across our product lines very seriously," said John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle. “Our Information Security Department has conducted all of the necessary investigations and determined that our products are not subject to this weakness.”
About Perle Systems www.perle.com
Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Industrial Ethernet Switches, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards. Since 1976, Perle has distinguished itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.