Amica Insurance Selects Whale to Deliver Secure Anywhere Access to Key Business Applications
3/7/2006

Leading Insurance Company Provides Over 3,000 Employees Access to Corporate Applications and Resources

Fort Lee, NJ - Whale today announced that Amica Mutual Insurance Company selected Whale's Intelligent Application Gateway solution to provide their employees access to business-critical applications and network resources from any Web-enabled device. Amica employs over 3,000 employees in 40 offices across the country.

The nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, Amica Insurance was founded in 1907. The company, with Corporate Headquarters in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, life, marine, and personal excess liability insurance. For Amica Insurance providing unsurpassed customer service is paramount. The company wanted to continue to maximize its employees' ability to service customers through secure and convenient anytime access to key corporate data and information.

"As one of the nation's leading providers of insurance it is imperative for us to enable our employees to meet the needs of customers at all times," said Ron Rivet, Amica's network operations section manager. "Ensuring quick and efficient response times to our customers while maintaining the integrity of the information and of our network was paramount for us. Whale's Intelligent Application Gateway solutions, with their optimized application approach, were the only products we found that enabled us to provide our employees with anywhere secure access to key Web-based and non-Web based applications and resources."

Amica Insurance is providing access to a variety of applications and network resources including its corporate Intranet, Microsoft's Outlook Web Access (OWA), Native Outlook, file shares and Terminal Services.

Selected by leading organizations around the world, Whale's technology, which integrates SSL VPN, endpoint security and application security components on a single appliance, enables enterprise business needs to drive access rather than technological or security limitations. Whale's gateway solutions do this by providing granular intelligence into application and network resource behavior and the flexibility to deliver policy-based access dependent on user, application and/or resource and access location.

"We are pleased when leading organizations like Amica Insurance select Whale's application optimized solutions for their ability to securely enhance business operations," said Roger Pilc, CEO of Whale. "It is gratifying for Whale that our vision and technology investment in providing intelligent solutions to maximize access while enforcing compliance to corporate policies is continuing to set the standards for secure anytime application access."

Whale clients include: Mutual of Omaha, Sentry Insurance, MCM Corp, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Financial Times, Regis University, Britain's Labour Party, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Hasbro, Midwest Wireless and the Via Christi Medical Center.

About Whale
Whale is the leading provider of business driven secure access products, including SSL VPN, application security and endpoint security offerings. A pioneer in secure application layer access, Whale's products are deployed globally by the world's leading organizations to extend their businesses. Today over two million employees, business partners and customer users securely and easily access their critical business applications and resources through Whale's Intelligent Application Gateway products. The company is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has international offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Israel and representation in France.
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Aimee Rhodes
e-mail: aimeer@whale-com.com
201-947-9177 ext. 1528




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