Whale Launches Latest Module Optimized for SAP Enterprise Portal
1/25/2006

Whale Provides Seamless, Easy and Secure Anywhere-Access to Key Enterprise Applications.

Fort Lee, NJ - Whale today launched its newest module optimized for SAP Enterprise Portal, enabling enterprises to seamlessly extend access to their business-critical applications from a single secure gateway.

The latest module reinforces Whale's business driven application access solutions that include scores of modules optimized for the most widely-used business applications offered by a variety of vendors. In addition to key applications like those from SAP, Whale offers optimized access to applications from vendors including Microsoft, IBM, EMC Documentum, Citrix and Novell.

"Enterprises are increasingly looking for solutions that enable them to extend their application investment to boost productivity. At the same time, it is critical for them to remain secure and policy compliant which has been harder to achieve as the network perimeter continues to become less definitive," said Tony Wong, president of Agile Innovations, a full service business integration and consulting firm. "We have found that our enterprise customers are now relying on the ability to secure the actual applications and this is where Whale is leading the access market. Whale's optimized application modules, like their latest one for SAP Enterprise Portal, allow enterprises to increase productivity through anywhere access without jeopardizing security."

Whale's Intelligent Application Gateway products are based on SSL VPN technology and include best-of-breed Whale developed endpoint security and application security components. The solutions enable organizations to provide in a portal-like manner secure and easy to use access via single sign on to applications, both web and non-web, offered by varying vendors.

Whale's optimized module for SAP Enterprise Portal solutions provides:

  • Single sign on directly to SAP Enterprise Portal, housing SAP and non-SAP applications
  • Enhanced end-user experience via intuitive and easy to navigate interface
  • Maximized endpoint detection to ensure maximum access based on endpoint status (antivirus, ability to clean cache etc.)
  • Granular policy -- both corporate and government-mandated - enforcement based on access modes and locations and security threat profiles
  • Secure logoff
  • Industry leading cache cleaning

Whale does this through its out-of-the box policy driven support for SAP Enterprise Portal. Whale's pre-configured application optimized modules are bundled into Whale's appliance to deliver the utmost in flexibility and programmability. The modules provide positive logic URL filtering, seamless single sign on, integrated two-factor authentication, clearing of proprietary caches and secure logoff among other key features.

"SAP is a leader in the software industry aiding businesses in their customer relationships and partner collaboration. Our latest optimized module for SAP Enterprise Portal allows our joint customers to leverage their rich application environments, both SAP and non-SAP, to deliver secure policy-driven access from an easy to use gateway," said Roger Pilc, CEO of Whale. "For business critical applications like those offered by SAP we offer out-of-the-box modules that easily and seamlessly enable our clients to securely extend access to their employees, business partners and customers from anywhere while remaining policy compliant."

Whale has been enabling leading enterprises globally to leverage their application investments by securely and cost-effectively delivering extranet access to them.  In addition, the granular policy enforcement delivered in Whale's solutions allows enterprises to expand their traditional employee remote user base to now provide business partners and customers anywhere access.
Hundreds of enterprises around the world are using Whale's Intelligent Application Gateway products to provide business driven access to applications and network resources. Whale's client-base includes household named enterprises as well as Fortune and Global 1000 enterprises such as Virgin Atlantic Airways, The Financial Times, Loews Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, Hasbro and  Electronic Arts.

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.

Whale Communications, e-Gap, 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: aimeer@whale-com.com
201-947-9177 ext. 1528




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