Whale Increases Enterprise Security, Strengthens Endpoint Defenses with Antivirus and Anti-Spyware Protection Through Partnership with CA
2/15/2006

Joint Solution Helps Ensure Verification and Remediation of Malicious Code and Network Threats.

Fort Lee, NJ - Whale today announced an agreement with CA (NYSE: CA) to integrate CA's eTrust Antivirus and eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware protection into Whale's Intelligent Application Gateway products. The combination of eTrust Antivirus and eTrust PestPatrol and Whale-developed, market leading SSL VPN endpoint security will provide enterprises with continually updated protection from the full range of malicious code that threatens enterprise networks today.

Whale's software provides the most secure access solution available with integrated SSL VPN, endpoint security and application security in unified easy to deploy and manage offerings. When used in combination with eTrust Antivirus and with eTrust PestPatrol technology, Whale's Intelligent Application Gateways will help ensure that inbound and outbound application traffic is free of viruses and other forms of malware.

eTrust Antivirus provides comprehensive virus protection from the perimeter to the PDA, automating administrative tasks and signature updates to ensure continuous, up-to-the-minute protection from emerging malware threats. eTrust PestPatrol provides essential additional protection against spyware, adware, denial-of-service attacks and other "backdoor" threats.
"Partnering with a best-in-class company such as CA allows Whale to continue to provide the market's foremost and complete gateway products used by leading enterprises to securely extend their business productivity," said Roger Pilc, Whale's CEO. "By incorporating eTrust Antivirus and eTrust PestPatrol as part of this complete solution, we are enabling enterprises to bolster their security when providing employees, partners and customers anywhere access to business critical applications. Whale's easy to install and manage solutions do this while being transparent to the end-user."

Whale is lauded as a clear leader in the SSL VPN market for its best-of-breed Whale-developed endpoint security technology. This technology, which includes its cache cleaner, secure logoff, and antivirus check, provides granular visibility into the endpoint, allowing administrators to implement policy based on the health and status of the endpoint. These Whale-developed capabilities combined with eTrust Antivirus and eTrust PestPatrol provide unprecedented endpoint security, ensuring that malicious code and other threats are not disguised within ostensibly legitimate traffic.

The Whale-CA unified SSL VPN solutions' endpoint security features include:

  • Policy-driven access based on endpoint threat detection
  • Complete real-time virus coverage from the perimeter
  • Dynamic remediation based on the antivirus and anti-spyware status of the endpoint
  • Integrated, Web-based management console
  • Efficient signature update, distribution and ease of installation
  • Automatic updates and on-demand scanning

"While businesses struggle to defend themselves against the rising tide of increasingly diverse cyber-threats, they also need to avoid fragmentation and complexity in their enterprise security implementations," said Sam Curry, vice president of security management at CA. "By working together, CA and Whale are addressing both of these key concerns - providing a simple yet sophisticated solution for comprehensive, integrated endpoint protection.

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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