Whale Positioned in the Visionary Quadrant in SSL VPN Magic Quadrant

Whale Evaluated on Vision and Execution


Fort Lee, NJ April 20 - Whale Communications today announced that it has been recognized in the visionary quadrant in worldwide independent research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.'s prestigious SSL VPN Magic Quadrant report. The report looked at 16 vendors in the SSL VPN space and evaluated them based on their market presence, vision and their ongoing ability to execute.

According to the report, titled "Gartner SSL VPN Magic Quadrant for 1H2004", enterprises can expect immediate value from investments in SSL VPNs when traditional VPNs are not required. The report states that the simplicity and portability of SSL VPNs can lower the cost to implement due to ease of deployment and support. It notes that visionaries understand where the market is going or have a vision of changing market rules.

"We are pleased that Whale has now been positioned in the visionary quadrant in the SSL VPN Magic Quadrant," said Daniel Steiner, president of Whale. "We continue to see increased demand for Whale's Application AwareT SSL VPN solution by enterprises across multiple vertical markets and we believe that this positioning in the quadrant confirms our ongoing product strategy and its impact in this market."

For more information about Whale Communications e-Gap SSL VPN visit: http://www.whalecommunications.com or call toll free 877-65-Whale.

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, and the Whale logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Whale Communications Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2004 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.   Visionaries, according to Gartner, have a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery.

Aimee Rhodes
e-mail: aimee@whale-com.com
201-292-1528/cell: 201-960-4136



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