Whale Positioned in the Visionary Quadrant in Firewall Magic Quadrant

Whale Evaluated on Vision and Execution


Fort Lee, NJ May 4 - Whale Communications today announced that it has been recognized in the visionary quadrant in worldwide independent research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.'s prestigious Firewall Magic Quadrant report. The report looked at more than 20 vendors in the enterprise firewall space.

The report, titled "The Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Firewalls, 2H03", evaluated vendors based on their ability to execute and their vision of integrating network-and-application-level firewall capabilities. The report identified vendors that introduce new protection technologies on an extremely short production cycle. Additionally, it stated that it highly weighted a vendors' ability to decrypt SSL sessions, perform inspection and filtering and re-establish the SSL sessions.

The report noted that although Whale is focused on the SSL VPN market its technology can process and apply security policies to any payload traffic. It noted that many enterprises are attracted to its positive security model. Whale was also positioned as a visionary in Gartner's SSL VPN Magic Quadrant, published earlier in April.

"We are pleased that Gartner has positioned us as a visionary in two of its Magic Quadrants," said Daniel Steiner, president of Whale. "We continue to see heightened demand across large enterprises for an access solution that integrates networking and security in its offering. We believe Whale's positioning in the SSL VPN Magic Quadrant and the Enterprise Firewall Magic Quadrant reflects the convergence of networking and security and attests to our strategy of providing a comprehensive solution."

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, the leading enterprise-class SSL VPN vendor, is enabling companies to provide employees and partners secure access to corporate data and applications from any web browser. Its award-winning 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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