SOURCE: Aventail

June 29, 2005 07:00 ET

Industry Expert Recommends Aventail's SSL VPN to Secure Wireless Networks

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2005 -- Organizations can secure all forms of wireless communication, both externally and internally, with an SSL VPN, asserts a new white paper by wireless technology consulting firm Rysavy Research. The paper, titled "Secure Wireless Networking Using SSL VPNs," outlines a recommended architecture for securing wireless connections. A key part of that architecture is an SSL VPN solution, which can serve as a gateway for secure communications to critical resource applications.

Security is the number one concern expressed by IT managers regarding wireless networking, according to Rysavy. These security challenges include radio signals that are inherently subject to eavesdropping, outdated WLAN equipment that is insecure, and employees using both managed and unmanaged devices, such as home computers and public terminals. The paper recommends that many IT managers should implement a security architecture that addresses all forms of connectivity, including Wi-Fi on and off premises, cellular data, public kiosks, home access, and future access methods that may become available.

"With companies increasingly embracing wireless technology to increase productivity and enable access from anywhere, including wireless LANS, hotspots, mobile devices and cellular connections, they should also investigate the benefits of using an SSL VPN solution," said Rysavy, who consults for many of the world's leading wireless technology companies.

Aventail and its recently-released SSL VPN featuring Smart Tunneling technology are highlighted in the paper as meeting this challenge of secure wireless access. Specifically, the paper outlines key technology benefits the Aventail Smart SSL VPN offers that make it the model for securing wireless access:

--  Efficient for wireless networking
--  Enhanced features such as persistent sessions can address wireless
--  Secures all forms of connections, whether WLAN, cellular or others
--  Provides the greatest degree of control over access to resources
--  Greatest client flexibility between browser, browser with agent code,
    and full client version
As a market leader in SSL VPNs, Aventail supports a full range of access options, giving users secure anywhere access to applications from nontrusted, semitrusted, and trusted Internet-enabled devices -- everything from public workstations to corporate-managed computers, the paper notes. Aventail enables companies to extend secure access to more applications and resources while using more networking methods, such as wireless networking, at a low total cost of ownership.

To obtain a free copy of this white paper, go to: and click on "Secure Wireless Networking Using SSL VPNs." To view a Webcast on the same topic featuring Peter Rysavy, president of Rysavy Research, go to:

About Aventail

Aventail is the leading SSL VPN product company and the authority on clientless anywhere secure access. Aventail's appliances and managed services deliver secure, seamless access from anywhere, to any application, on any device. Aventail is positioned in the Leader quadrant in Gartner's 2004 SSL VPN Magic Quadrant and ranked as a Leader in the 2004 METAspectrum report on SSL VPNs. Aventail was also recently awarded "Best VPN" by SC Magazine. Major service providers such as AT&T, MCI, Sprint, SITA SC, and Bell Canada have built their SSL VPN managed service businesses on Aventail's SSL VPN technology. To find out what Aventail customers including Aetna, DuPont, Office Depot, Sanyo, and TNT already know about Aventail's SSL VPN, go to

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