Whale Communications Wins Lotus Advisor Magazine Award e-Gap Webmail Appliance Awarded Gold in Security Category

Fort Lee, NJ, March 18, 2002 – Lotus Advisor Magazine today presented Whale Communications with its Editors’ Choice Gold Award in Security for the e-Gap Webmail Appliance, lauding the system for its relevance and ease of integration.
Whale’s e-Gap Webmail Appliance allows companies to give employees secure access to their corporate email from any web browser, anytime, anywhere – be it an Internet kiosk, cafe, client or home. Acting as a secure front-end for Lotus® DominoT servers, the appliance is a cost efficient and easy to manage alternative to VPNs and replication.

“The e-Gap Webmail Appliance from Whale Communications adds a layer of physical security between external hosts and internal systems that’s far stronger than an ordinary firewall,” said Elizabeth Olsen, Managing Editor of Lotus Advisor Magazine.

“The Domino server is never exposed to the Internet and all Domino server ID files, SSL certificates, and private keys are completely concealed from the outside world. Without a definable operating system, common protocol, or TCP/IP header information, hackers will have to invent new ways to get through e-Gap enabled systems,” Olsen said.

Whale’s e-Gap Webmail Appliance secures web-based access to Lotus Domino from IBM® and Microsoft® Exchange. A leader in web application security, 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.

“Product winners are chosen for their application design, simplicity, ease of integration, etc. as well as other aspects the judges consider important, based on their years of development experience, for a product to be an industry leader,” Olsen said.

For more information visit Whale’s website at www.whalecommunications.com.

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.

Rebecca Herson
Whale Communications
e-mail: rebecca@whale-com.com

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