Whale Awarded Government CCT Mark Certification
3/2/2006

UK Government-Sponsored Assurance Program Validates Intelligent Application Gateway Product's Security Functionality

London, UK - Whale today announced that the Whale Intelligent Application Gateway product line has been awarded the CSIA Claims Tested Mark (CCT) certificate by the Central Sponsor for Information Assurance (CSIA).

The CSIA CCT Mark scheme is a UK government-sponsored assurance scheme which, through accredited independent testing, provides the public sector with confidence in the claims made by vendors about the functionality of information security products and services. CCT provides a basic level of assurance (equivalent to Common Criteria EAL1) to these products and services, and will give confidence to purchasers that vendor claims about security functionality have been validated. The scheme is aimed primarily at those products and services which may be purchased by the wider public sector, particularly the UK National Health Service, education, local authorities and criminal justice departments.

"Whale recognizes that government organizations in the UK are increasingly focused on mitigating risk and are selecting products that have been impartially validated against independent criteria," said Mike Betz, Whale's Managing Director of EMEA. "The fact that an independent authority like the CSIA has tested the Whale products and has found that our security claims are substantiated is another demonstration of Whale's leadership and commitment to quality.

Whale's product line - formerly called e-GapĀ® - contains SSL VPN, endpoint security and application security components in a single secure appliance which is widely used by many federal government and state and local agencies across the United Kingdom, United States, central Europe and Asia. It is providing policy driven secure access to business critical applications and data for remote workers, contractors and consumers. The CCT Mark again validates the functionality Whale claims to deliver is actual, and that the product performs to the standards set by the UK Government.

Whale counts among its customer over 60 government and public sector organizations and agencies worldwide, including in the UK: the Labour Party, Birmingham City Council, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, States of Jersey, as well as a number of ministries and government departments. Whale's client-base also includes household names and Fortune and Global 1000 enterprises such as Virgin Atlantic Airways, the Financial Times, Loews Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, Hasbro and Electronic Arts.

For any inquiries regarding Whale's CCT Mark certification, please contact: cctmark@whale-com.com

General information about the CCT Claims Mark can be found on the UK Cabinet Office website: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/csia/

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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