META Analyst, Enterprises Say Application Insight Extends SSL VPN Usage, Bolsters Productivity
3/10/2005

Enterprises Discuss Benefits of Whale's Application Centric Approach in New Network World Webcast.

FORT LEE, N.J., March 10, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- A META Group analyst and two leading enterprises discuss in a Network World webcast how application centricity extends SSL VPN usage, ensuring long-term productivity gains. In the webcast, sponsored by leading SSL VPN vendor Whale Communications and titled: "Unlocking the Potential of SSL VPNs: The Need for Application Insight," the technical and business benefits and the value added by being Application Aware(tm) are explained. To listen to the webcast on demand please click here: http://www.accelacomm.com/jlp/PR/0/10003193/

The webcast provides valuable knowledge from META Group Senior Program Director Mark Bouchard. It also features two real-world, large-scale SSL VPN deployments: leading Canadian IT services provider Compugen on behalf of the City of Edmonton, and U.S.-based real state developer Lewis Group.

It provides a precise explanation of SSL VPN technology including the business benefits of anytime, anywhere remote access. It also gives a detailed technical description of various access modes and breaks down the security issues that need to be addressed when providing SSL VPN access.

"Our customers and their long-term productivity gains are paramount to us. To ensure that we will continue to deliver the premier SSL VPN solution in terms of return on investment through breadth of access and heightened security we have pioneered an application centric approach," said Daniel Steiner, president of Whale Communications. "We are happy to sponsor this webcast which features a META Group analyst and in which real-world examples of how productivity is increased using this approach are reviewed."

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 and Germany.

Whale Communications, e-Gap, Application Aware, Attachment Wiper, Whale and the Whale logo are trademarks of Whale Communications Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders. For more information about Whale visit: www.whalecommunications.com.

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




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