Whale Named Finalist in SC Magazine European Excellence Awards
4/21/2005

Whale Short Listed in Two Categories: Best Security Solution for Healthcare and Best Security Solution for Government.

London, 21 April 2005 - Whale Communications announced that SC Magazine named it a finalist in two categories of their European Excellence Awards - "Best Security Solution for Healthcare" and "Best Security Solution for Government". The Excellence Awards, new in 2005, are an innovation in the SC Awards programme and aim to bring security users and developers together by focusing on technical excellence in key business sectors.

Judges of the SC Awards and the SC Awards Council have recognised Whale's achievements in security in two particular areas - Healthcare and Government. This recognition follows on similar acknowledgement from the market, with Whale counting dozens of enterprises and institutions in these sectors among its customers:

Healthcare - health service providers; hospitals; medical centres and clinics.

Government - local authorities; government ministries and bureaux; political parties; security agencies; statistic agencies.

"We are proud that the SC Awards panel of judges has recognised Whale's specialized vertical offerings," said Daniel Steiner, president of Whale. "We understand the specific needs of different groups such as healthcare and government institutions, and have developed an unprecedented level of granularity in securing the access and the data sources. As a result these institutions can now set security policies based on user groups and the locations they are accessing from in compliance with regulations governing remote access."

Whale's e-GapĀ® Remote Access SSL VPN, touted by leading industry analysts, rests on an Application AwareT platform providing an in-depth understanding of how applications work including their idiosyncrasies and limitations. As a result, it delivers unmatchable levels of security and flexibility which enable remote working from anywhere, including potentially insecure public locations such as hotel business centres or airport Internet kiosks. The increase in productivity has a direct positive impact on return on investment and in many cases, revenue generation.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 26 April 2005 at the Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, Victoria Embankment, London.

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.

Whale Communications, e-Gap, Application Aware, 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




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