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Whale Communications Unveils Appliance Offering Secure Browser-Based Access to Corporate Intranets

Whale Communications Unveils Appliance Offering Secure Browser-Based Access to Corporate Intranets from Anywhere; –
e-Gap Remote Access Provides Companies with Clientless VPN for Secure, Scalable, and Cost-Effective Employee Remote Access to Corporate Applications

FORT LEE, N.J., Aug. 26, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) — Whale Communications(r) today unveiled its e-Gap Remote Access Appliance, a “clientless VPN,” that provides companies with a secure, scalable, and cost-effective way to enable employees to access applications from anywhere using a regular web browser.

Whale’s solution enables organizations to rapidly provide employees with web-based access to corporate resources — including email, CRM, ERP, human-resources systems, and file shares — without jeopardizing security. It offers a much lower Total Cost of Ownership than traditional remote access methods, as well as better security and a more robust feature set than other products on the market today.

“Secure remote access technology is becoming a ‘must have’ for corporations to enable their employees and partners to access core business applications from anywhere, at any time,” said Stephen Sigmond of RBC Capital Markets. “We believe Whale Communications has established itself as a leading provider of web application security products with its e-Gap suite of products, and is well positioned to meet the growing need for secure remote access.”

“e-Gap Remote Access mitigates against two major concerns typically associated with large-scale VPN deployments: cost and convenience,” said Elad Baron, Whale’s CEO. “Because our solution uses regular browsers for access, we can provide our customers a scalable solution that yields similar functionality to traditional VPNs at a significantly lower cost, and with the convenience of true anywhere, anytime access.”

e-Gap Remote Access is a combined hardware/software appliance that establishes an Application Access Portal — a single entry point to corporate networks — accessible from any Internet-connected browser. This access portal provides employees with browser-based access to multiple internal applications.

The appliance leverages Whale’s award-winning Air Gap technology to allow remote access while maintaining a physical disconnection between internal networks and the Internet. This enables organizations to permit Intranet access from the web without violating their own corporate security policies. The appliance is easy to integrate and requires minimal installation time.

The e-Gap Remote Access Appliance features include:

* Automatic overlay and optimization of VPN-quality SSL encryption on existing applications

* Automatic translation of internal references to allow for publication of internal applications normally not addressable via the Internet

* Secure Logoff (patent-pending)

* Prevention of browser-side caching

* Configurable user timeouts

* Customizable platform for adding security extensions

* Support for numerous authentication mechanisms including strong two-factor authentication

* Seamless installation and integration without modifying firewall configurations

* Scalability and fault tolerance


e-Gap Remote Access Appliance is currently available, starting at $23,000. For more information, contact 1-877-65-WHALE, or visit

About Whale Communications:

Whale has been securing web applications since it was founded in 1998. Its e-Gap products have won numerous industry awards, and are currently utilized around the world by leading firms in numerous vertical markets. 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.

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CONTACT: Whale Communications
Aimee Rhodes, Strategic Relations Director
(201) 960-4136