The White Stone Group Chooses Whale's SSL VPN to Provide Its Clients Secure Remote Access to Sensitive Patient Information
8/2/2005

Leading Provider of Voice-Based Document Solutions Enables Hospitals to Securely Access Key Digital Information Via the Web.

Fort Lee, NJ, August 2, 2005 - Whale Communications today announced that healthcare software provider The White Stone Group Inc., selected Whale's SSL VPN to give the group's client-base secure access to voice-based digital patient information via the web.

The White Stone Group is a software development company focused on delivering voice-based solutions to complex communications and data management problems in healthcare. Its VoiCert technology is used by more than 300 US-based hospitals to document voice and fax transactions with any managed care organization. These transactions include authorizations, pre-certifications, verification of benefits and eligibility. For The White Stone Group providing the utmost security and remaining HIPAA compliant was paramount. The group selected Whale for its ability to granularly secure access to applications, while maintaining the integrity of the networks and the data being retrieved.

"We strive to provide our clients with the best service possible and work to help them be more productive," said Jeff Peters, president and CEO of the White Stone Group. "Whale's solution allowed us to do just that: provide hospitals a secure, easy and effective way to leverage their current web infrastructure to quickly access digital information. We did this by meeting HIPAA standards while not sacrificing the convenience our customers expect."

Selected by Network Computing Magazine as the best SSL VPN solution in 2004, Whale's technology offers exceptional flexibility. Its Application AwareT approach provides deep levels of security policy granularity, enhanced user experience and easy integration into existing network infrastructures and key business applications.

"Providing a solution that allows our clients to be more productive without jeopardizing security has been Whale's priority," said Roger Pilc, CEO of Whale. "We are pleased that our clients, like The White Stone Group, who are providing access to sensitive information selected Whale. This attests to our vision of providing on demand access to applications while ensuring that enterprise's can be compliant with their internal and government mandated security policies."

About Whale Communications
Whale Communications is the leading enterprise-class SSL VPN vendor, enabling companies to provide employees, business partners and customers secure access to corporate data and applications from any web browser. Named a leader, visionary and tier-one SSL VPN player by major analysts such as Gartner, META Group, Forrester and Frost & Sullivan, Whale's SSL VPN products have also won numerous industry awards such as Network Computing magazine's Best SSL VPN for 2004. Its solutions have been securing enterprises worldwide since it was founded in 1998. Privately held, Whale is funded by prominent venture firms and industry leaders, including Goldman Sachs, Soros Private Equity Partners and the BRM Group, the founding investor of Check Point Software Technologies. The company is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has international offices in Israel, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

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Aimee Rhodes
e-mail: aimee@whale-com.com
201-947-9177 ext. 1528




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