Whale Launches Newest Module Optimized for IBM WebSphere Portal
1/23/2006

Intelligent Application Gateway Receives 'Ready For IBM WebSphere Portal Software' Validation.

Fort Lee, NJ - Whale today launched its newest module optimized for IBM WebSphere Portal, adding to the Intelligent Application Gateway provider's suite of business-driven modules optimized for IBM environments.

An advanced level member of IBM PartnerWorld, Whale has optimized solutions for IBM products and its Intelligent Application Gateway is IBM validated as 'Ready for IBM WebSphere Portal software,' 'Ready for IBM Lotus Domino software,' and 'Ready for IBM Tivoli software.' Whale's latest module optimized for WebSphere Portal is in addition to its IBM Lotus Domino optimized module and IBM Lotus Domino Web Access optimized module. The IBM optimized modules are being used by enterprises around the world to deliver secure and policy-driven anywhere access to their collaborative environments.

Whale's solutions include SSL VPN, IPSec VPN, endpoint security and application security components. In addition to providing remote access to virtually any application and network resource, Whale's Intelligent Application Gateways offer scores of modules optimized for the most-widely used business applications from a variety of vendors including Microsoft, SAP, EMC Documentum, Citrix and Novell. Whale's solutions enable organizations to provide in a portal-like manner secure and seamless access via single sign on to applications offered by varying vendors.

Whale has been enabling leading enterprises globally to leverage their IBM software application investment by securely and cost-effectively delivering extranet access to the robust collaborative IBM environment. 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.

Whale does this through its out-of-the box policy driven support for IBM software environments. The preconfigured optimized modules are bundled into Whale's hardware 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.

"IBM offers enterprises with a rich collaborative application and development environment. We strive to provide our clients the ability to leverage their investments and capitalize on their existing and changing infrastructures by providing secure policy-driven access to these business-critical environments," said Roger Pilc, CEO of Whale. "For leading market solutions like WebSphere Portal, we offer out-of-the-box optimized modules that easily and seamlessly allow our clients to maximize their network and application infrastructure."

Whale's technology offers exceptional flexibility without compromising on security. Its Intelligent Application Gateways provide deep levels of security policy granularity, enhanced user experience and easy integration into existing network infrastructures and key business applications and resources.

Hundreds of enterprises around the world chose 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, Dominion Resources, The Financial Times, Loews Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, Hasbro and  Electronic Arts.

Whale will be exhibiting at Lotusphere 2006 from January 22-26 in Orlando, Florida - Pedestal #203.
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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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