Whale Selected as Finalist in Two Categories in SC European Excellence Awards

Intelligent Application Gateway Short Listed as Best Security Solution for Government and Best Security Solution for Healthcare.

London - Whale announced today it has been named a finalist in two categories of the SC European Excellence Awards 2006 - "The Best Security Solution for Government" and "The Best Security Solution for Healthcare."

Held for the second year, the SC European Excellence Awards aim to bring security users and developers together by focusing on technical excellence in key business sectors.

"It is rewarding to be recognized by the SC Awards Council, which comprises an international group of senior CSOs, for the intelligence and security that is built into our product architecture," said Mike Betz, Whale's Managing Director of EMEA. "Our commitment to granular understanding of the applications we extend secure access to provides us valuable insight into the specific needs of different vertical markets such as government and healthcare. As a result these institutions can now securely and confidently extend access to their diverse user groups while remaining compliant with legislative regulations and internal policy."

Selected by leading organizations around the world, Whale's technology, which integrates SSL VPN, endpoint security and application security components on a single appliance, enables enterprise business needs to drive access rather than technological or security limitations. Whale's gateway solutions do this by providing granular intelligence into application and network resource behavior and the flexibility to deliver policy-based access dependent on user, application and/or resource and access location.

Whale clients include: Virgin Atlantic Airways, Financial Times, UK Labour Party, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Hasbro, Krispy Kreme and the Via Christi Medical Center.

Winners of the SC European Excellence Awards will be announced on Tuesday 25 April 2006 in London on the opening evening of Infosecurity Europe 2006. Whale will be exhibiting and demonstrating its Intelligent Application Gateways at the show at Stand 370.

About SC Awards 2006
With over 1,300 product and service nominations from over 330 competing companies globally, the SC Awards are the world's leading awards program for the information security industry. The SC Awards program spans the US, Asia, and the UK. The SC Awards are composed of both the Reader Trust Technology Awards - voted on by SC readers in each region, and the SC Awards Council, a group of carefully selected senior CSOs - and the Professional Awards that are judged by a panel of the industry's top talents.

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.

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Aimee Rhodes
e-mail: aimeer@whale-com.com
201-947-9177 ext. 1528

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