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Dominion Uses Whale’s e-Gap Webmail System One of Nation’s Largest Energy Producers Secures Employees’ Remote Email Access

Fort Lee, NJ, January 22, 2002 – Whale Communications®, a leader in web application security, today announced that Dominion (NYSE:D) has purchased and implemented its e-GapT Webmail System. Starting with allowing a limited number of employees to securely access their email from any browser, Dominion plans to extend the usage to other collaborative and business applications throughout the organization after the completion of a successful internal pilot program.

Virginia-headquartered Dominion, one of the nation’s largest producers of natural gas and electric power, has a need to provide web access to the business-critical Lotus® DominoT environment while maintaining its stringent security practices.

“Webmail allows us to securely and quickly provide remote email access from any web browser, enhancing productivity significantly,” said Wayne Belvin, manager of Dominion’s Information Technology “Notes Solution Center.” “It is critical for us to ensure maximum security yet allow this access.After a successful evaluation, we will determine how far across the enterprise we will extend the technology.”

“Dominion’s rigorous security demands are typical of our customers, who often want to provide employees web access to their email, but are concerned about the security risks to the email contents and the enterprise’s back-office,” said Joseph Steinberg, Whale’s Director of Technical Services. “We are pleased to have been able to provide Dominion with peace of mind while allowing them to benefit from remote access to their corporate email.”

Whale’s e-Gap Webmail System secures Lotus Domino from IBM® and Microsoft® Outlook® Web Access. Whale’s suite of products also includes the e-Gap e-Business System for securing core web-based business applications. Whale’s customer base includes industry leaders in energy, finance, banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and government.

Whale’s e-Gap Webmail System can be seen at Lotusphere, January 27-30 in Orlando, FL, booth #226.
For more information visit Whale’s website at

About Whale Communications:
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Whale Communications specializes in web application security solutions that enable organizations to deploy secure web-based access to sensitive business applications, significantly reducing project deployment cycles and costs. Privately held, Whale is funded by prominent venture firms and industry leaders, including Goldman Sachs, Network Associates, Inc., Soros Private Equity Partners and the BRM Group, the founding investor of Check Point Software Technologies. Whale Communications is a registered trademark and e-Gap, Whale and the Whale logo are trademarks of Whale Communications Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.

About Dominion:
Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers of energy, with a production capability of more than 3 trillion British thermal unit of energy per day. Its 22,000-megawatt generation portfolio is expected to grow to more than 26,000 megawatts by 2005. In addition to its more than 4.6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas reserves and more than 460 billion cubic feet equivalent of annual production, Dominion also owns and operates 7,600 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline with a delivery capability of 6.3 billion cubic feet per day. The company also operates the nation’s largest underground natural gas storage system with more than 950 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. Dominion serves nearly 4 million retail natural gas and electric customers in five states, and owns a managing equity interest in Dominion Fiber Ventures LLC. For more information about Dominion, visit the company’s web site at

Aimee Rhodes
Whale Communications