Independent Research Firm Places Whale Among The Tier One SSL VPN Established Vendors
6/29/2004

Report Lauds Whale's SSL VPN's Security, Flexibility and Customizability

 

Fort Lee, NJ, June 29, 2004 - Whale Communications today announced that it has been lauded in a June 2004 Forrester report, titled: "SSL Is the Future of Remote Access VPNs." The report noted Whale's SSL VPN for its security, flexibility and customizability. It cited Whale's tier one position and pointed to its great vision and dedication to innovating technology in the space.

Whale's e-Gap Remote Access Appliances offers physical isolation to prevent from network attacks as well as an application-level firewall, wrote Robert Whiteley, associate analyst for Forrester, adding that the products flexibility and customizability has won many large accounts. Whiteley adds that Whale has a great vision and is dedicated to innovating in the SSL VPN space.

The report notes that Whale as an established tier one vendor offers a best-of-breed solution, solid technology road map and shows high growth potential. It states that the tier one vendors make up a majority of the SSL VPN market and dominate the large enterprise accounts, especially the Fortune 1000. The report states that the SSL VPNs offer a smooth migration to a more cost-effective, easier to deploy remote access solution than IPSec and that though IPSec remains dominant SSL will become the standard.

"It is an honor for Whale to be named again by Forrester among the tier one players.  I am pleased to see that the tier one list of players reflects that Whale, coming from the security space, is now recognized as an established and leading vendor in the SSL VPN space and no longer a start-up. The other tier one vendors are either veteran VPN players or very large firms," said Daniel Steiner, Whale's president. "We certainly do not intend to stop here. Forrester's acknowledgement in the report of Whale's strong security, flexibility, customizability and vision is yet another independent confirmation of Whale's ability to shape the market."

About Whale Communications
Whale Communications, the leading enterprise-class SSL VPN vendor, is enabling companies to provide employees and partners secure access to corporate data and applications from any web browser. Its award-winning 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 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.

Aimee Rhodes

e-mail: aimee@whale-com.com

201-947-9177 ext. 1528

 


 




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