Whale Ranked 39th Fastest Growing Technology Company on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
12/1/2005

 Whale Attributes its 2000% Revenue Growth to Providing Business Driven Application Access Solutions.

Fort Lee, NJ, December 1, 2005 - Whale today announced that it ranked 39th on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years from 2000-2004. Whale grew 2000% during this period.

Whale's CEO, Roger Pilc, credits Whale's technology and market leading Intelligent Application GatewayT solutions with the company's revenue growth over the past five years. Pilc said: "We are pleased to be recognized for our sustained revenue growth which is a result of our ability to provide enterprises around the world with best-of-breed technology that enables them to allow their business objectives to drive their access needs rather than security and technology limitations. With Whale's technology, enterprises are now increasing productivity by providing more users more access to more applications from anywhere."

"Attracting enough customers to attain such fast growth over five years makes a strong statement about the quality of a company's product and its leadership," said Eric Morgain, partner in charge of Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 EMEA program. "Whale has shown the right stuff for growth."

In addition to ranking on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Whale ranked fifth on the Israel Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Israel.

 

Fast 500 Selection and Qualifications
The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled from Deloitte's EMEA Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research.  To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had 2000 operating revenues of at least ?50,000 and 2004 operating revenues of at least ?800,000.

Entrants must also be public or private companies headquartered in EMEA and must be a "technology company," defined as a company that owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology.  Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.
 

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




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