Whale Expands Access Product Portfolio, Launches Express Edition for Mid-Sized Enterprises

Leading Intelligent Application Gateways Provider Delivers High Performance, Cost Effective Secure Access Solution, Bolstering Its Mid-Market and Channel Sales.

Fort Lee, NJ, October 27, 2005 - Whale Communications today announced that it is expanding its product offering, adding an Express Edition to its Enterprise Edition that is being used by hundreds of leading organizations around the world to deliver business driven application access.

The Express Edition augments the existing offering by providing an out-of-the-box, policy driven access solution, ensuring that enterprises of all sizes can easily and cost effectively extend their existing application infrastructure while remaining policy compliant and ensuring the integrity of their networks.

The Express Edition, which scales to 250 concurrent users, offers the robust features of the Enterprise Edition including Whale's lauded security and access functionality comprised of its SSL VPN, application security and endpoint security components. The out-of-the-box nature of the Express Edition makes it an ideal solution for mid-sized enterprises and the channels servicing them by providing optimized modules for key business applications including widely used portals, CRM, ERP and email applications.

The pre-configured optimized modules include positive logic URL filtering, Single Sign On, cleaning of proprietary caches and secure logoff, among other key features. Some of these cutting edge features result from Whale's patent pending Attachment Wiper - cache cleaner - and its Secure Logoff, to ensure no residue or footprints remain on the access device.

In addition to the features in the Express Edition, Whale's Enterprise Edition enables an organization to provide custom optimized functionality to adapt to an enterprise's unique application and architecture needs. The additional functionality results from Whale's unmatched flexibility, programmability and scalability.

Both editions, which are available in high availability, can be upgraded with add-ons including support for layer-three connectivity to enable tunneling for non-web applications and resources.

Key features in the Express Edition include:

  • Optimized SSL VPN Resource Cloaking
  • Superior Endpoint Security
  • Advanced Application Firewalling
  • Built-in Application Intelligence
  • Streamlined Single Sign On
  • Consistent End-User Experience
  • Integrated Authentication and Authorization
  • Dynamic Policy Enforcement

"We are pleased to announce the expansion of our product offering, which provides our increasing mid-market client-base and channel partners the ability to use an effective and easily integrated solution to meet their growing needs," said Roger Pilc, CEO of Whale Communications. "The Express Edition complements our existing portfolio and capitalizes on our vision to be the premier provider of business driven access solutions across markets."

Selected by leading organizations around the world, 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. Fortune and Global 1000 enterprises chose Whale's solution to provide secure anywhere access to their employees, business partners and customers. Whale also has successfully penetrated the mid-market and the new product offering is aimed at deepening its mid-market client base. Whale clients include: Virgin Atlantic Airways, Financial Times, Regis University, Midwest Wireless, Hasbro, Dominion Resources, Britain's Labour Party, Mutual of Omaha and Via Christi Medical Center.

Whale's Express Edition is now generally available.

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: aimee@whale-com.com
201-947-9177 ext. 1528

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