Fort Lee, NJ, September 15, 2005 - Whale Communications today announced that it is expanding it presence in EMEA, establishing operations in the Benelux and Northern European region that will provide sales and technical support.
The announcement reinforces Whale's continued expansion in EMEA, where Whale has surpassed more than 500,000 EMEA enterprise end-users and has been growing its EMEA sales over 65% annually. Whale has tripled its European channel partner base in the first half of 2005, and is increasing its presence throughout the region, which currently accounts for over 45% of the company's global sales.
"Through our operations in the Benelux and Northern Europe we will continue to provide our existing customers and business partners the local support they require to manage their Whale SSL VPN implementations," says Mike Betz, Managing Director EMEA for Whale Communications. "Additionally, our local presence will enable us to proactively address the increasing opportunities in the region, enforcing Whale's position as the leading provider of Intelligent Application Access Solutions."
Recognized as a leader in the SSL VPN space by industry experts, Whale's business driven application access solutions offer exceptional flexibility without compromising on security. Fortune 1000 and Global 1000 companies around the world are using its products including: Virgin Atlantic Airways, Britain's Labour Party, E.ON UK, the Financial Times, Superdrug and Hasbro.
About Whale Communications
Whale Communications is the leading enterprise-class SSL VPN vendor, enabling companies to provide employees, business partners and customers secure access to corporate data and applications from any web browser. Named a leader, visionary and tier-one SSL VPN player by major analysts such as Gartner, META Group, Forrester and Frost & Sullivan, Whale's SSL VPN products have also won numerous industry awards such as Network Computing magazine's Best SSL VPN for 2004. Its 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, France and Germany.
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