SOURCE: Aventail

September 20, 2005 07:00 ET

Aventail Receives Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology Award

Award Recognizes Aventail's Commitment to Wireless Technology Innovation

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2005 -- Leading SSL VPN product company Aventail has received Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Excellence in Technology Award in the field of wireless device encryption. The award recognizes Aventail's development of innovative SSL VPN solutions and its overall contributions to technology advancement in the field of wireless device encryption, the award states.

"Companies of all sizes are embracing wireless technology to increase productivity, provide more flexible work arrangements for their employees, and work more closely with their business partners," said Arjun Chokkappan, analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "Aventail's SSL VPN solution offers protection against the security risks of wireless networking."

Aventail SSL VPN appliances provide a secure gateway between wireless or other remote access networks and a company's internal network resources. The Frost & Sullivan Award specifically highlights Aventail's granular access controls, security architecture and overall ease of use and management. The award also emphasizes how Aventail's SSL VPN works across computing platforms used for wireless access, including notebook PCs, PDAs, and smartphones.

"As a best-of-breed technology company, Aventail invests more in secure, remote access technology than any other SSL VPN vendor, and we are thrilled to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our innovation in this area," said Evan Kaplan, CEO, Aventail. "We will continue to push the boundaries of everywhere access, providing users and IT personnel a remote access solution that is easy to use and manage while providing the highest level of productivity and security."

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Technology is presented to the company that has pioneered the development and introduction of an innovative technology into the market; a technology that has either impacted or has the potential to impact several market sectors, according to the research firm. It also recognizes the overall technical excellence of a company and its commitment towards technology innovation.

About Aventail

Aventail is the leading SSL VPN product company and the authority on secure application access technology. Aventail delivered the first SSL VPN solution in 1997, and today, Aventail meets the secure communication needs of more than one million end users in over 75 countries. Aventail's family of SSL VPN appliances increases productivity for end users and IT professionals, while maximizing security and lowering costs. Aventail appliances are built on Aventail's proven platform, which leads the industry in End Point Control, policy management, and transparent, easy-to-use access options to the broadest range of applications. Aventail is the SSL VPN of choice among leading enterprises and service providers worldwide, such as AT&T, DuPont, IBM Global Services, MCI, Netifice, Office Depot, Sanyo, and TNT. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Aventail has an extensive global network of channel partners and sales support offices. For more information, go to

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