Synergy Research Group Names Whale A Leader in Worldwide SSL VPN Market Share
3/3/2005

Synergy Forecasts SSL VPN Market to Reach $235 Million in 2005.

Fort Lee, NJ March 3 - Synergy Research Group named Whale Communications a leader in its latest SSL VPN market share report. Highlights from the report titled: "Q4 2004 WW Network Security Market Shares," authored by senior analyst Aaron Vance are available on SSL VPN Central website. The report, published earlier this month, found that the overall SSL VPN market was slated to reach $235 million in 2005.

The report said SSL VPN sales were up eight percent in Q4, 2004 and were up 184 percent year-over-year. "The SSL VPN space is continuing to experience impressive growth and we expect this trend to be ongoing with leading companies like Whale helping to drive the space," Vance said. He noted that Whale's steady growth was across most regions.

"We are pleased that Synergy has acknowledged our leadership position in terms of pure market share," said Daniel Steiner, president of Whale. "Whale is a pioneer in the SSL VPN space and is continuously recognized for its technology innovations. I believe this market share data validates that enterprises are seeking best-of-breed secure access solutions which yield significant increases in productivity."

For more information about Whale Communications e-Gap SSL VPN visit: http://www.whalecommunications.com or call toll free 877-65-Whale

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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