Leading Security Publication Ranks Whale Among Top Two SSL VPN Vendors Tested.
Fort Lee, NJ, August 16, 2005 – Whale Communications’ SSL VPN appliance received the top grade in a recently released product review by Secure Enterprise magazine. Whale’s appliance was noted for its policy compliance, application optimization, strong authentication, single sign-on, host integrity checking and ease of use with Active Directory.
Whale was one of nine vendors tested, scored in the top two and received the highest grade awarded, an A-. Whale was commended for its “Application Support” which the reviewer lauded as an “excellent application support model.” In addition to standard SSL VPN access, Whale provides enterprises value added application optimizations that heighten security and increase productivity. Whale provides the out-of-the-box optimizations for widely used business applications including: Microsoft SharePoint Portal and Outlook Web Access, Lotus WebSphere and iNotes, SAP and Oracle/ PeopleSoft.
Whale was the only solution tested that received a perfect score for its “Authorization and Access Control Granularity,” with the reviewer noting that Whale provided “by far, the easiest connection to our Active Directory Server.” She pointed out that connectivity to AD is through polling and that with Whale’s product changes are noticed immediately.
The reviewer also praised Whale for its host-integrity checking, writing: “Whale earned a perfect score for its host-integrity checking. We created a custom Secure Enterprise policy and were impressed with the variety of compliance variables, including e-Gap components, antivirus, personal firewall, VPN client, OS (supports Win95 on up), user type and software components, using Boolean expressions AND, OR and NOT.”
Fortune and Global 1000 companies across the world are using Whale’s SSL VPN to provide access to business critical applications and resources. Whale clients include: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, Loews, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Hasbro and Krispy Kreme.
About Whale Communications
Whale Communications is the leading enterprise-class SSL VPN vendor, enabling companies to provide employees, business partners and customers secure access to corporate data and applications from any web browser. Named a leader, visionary and tier-one SSL VPN player by major analysts such as Gartner, META Group, Forrester and Frost & Sullivan, Whale’s SSL VPN products have also won numerous industry awards such as Network Computing magazine’s Best SSL VPN for 2004. Its solutions have been securing enterprises worldwide since it was founded in 1998. Privately held, Whale is funded by prominent venture firms and industry leaders, including Goldman Sachs, Soros Private Equity Partners and the BRM Group, the founding investor of Check Point Software Technologies. The company is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has international offices in Israel, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
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