SOURCE: Aventail

November 14, 2006 06:00 ET

Aventail Launches Updated Version of Remote Access Controller

Aventail ST2+ Adds the Market's Fastest End Point Control and Most Robust Reporting to Best-of-Breed Remote Access Solution

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- SSL VPN leader Aventail today announced Aventail ST2+, the most recent release of its award-winning SSL VPN remote access platform. Innovative new features include the market's fastest, most comprehensive end point checking and the first integrated professional reporting solution for usage and user tracking. Aventail ST2+ is the only SSL VPN with official support for the new and popular Microsoft IE7 browser. More information can be found at

"With Aventail ST2+'s new features and its support for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7, Aventail was the only choice for our remote access control," said Thu Dang, senior engineer at Siemens. "Aventail provides us with the best SSL VPN solution on the market, hands down."

The key new benefits of ST2+ include:

--  Advanced End Point Control (EPC) for the industry's fastest
    comprehensive end point health checking. ST2+ adds support for checking
    100+ additional versions of end point security products such as antivirus,
    anti-spyware, and personal firewall, as well as simplified administration
    of end point checking configuration. With Aventail's unique architecture,
    Aventail's Advanced EPC runs four times faster than its major competitors.
    This faster end point scanning lets organizations benefit from increased
    security, while enhancing end user experience.
--  Advanced Reporting for detailed, customized reports on user logons and
    behavior. This module is an integrated, professional reporting package that
    is scalable for a global enterprise and localization-ready.
--  New Virtual Keyboard for additional protection from keystroke loggers
    and identity theft. An end user can now enter his authentication
    credentials via a virtual keyboard when in an untrusted environment such as
    a kiosk.
--  Microsoft IE7 support for uninterrupted access from millions of
    devices running Internet Explorer 7. With IE7 having gone into Windows XP
    Automatic Update mode on November 1st, millions of users are being
    automatically updated to IE7, and it is imperative that their VPN continue
    to work. Aventail is the only SSL VPN vendor in the marketplace supporting
    Microsoft IE7 today.
--  Advanced Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Support for increased
    leverage of an organization's AD implementation. ST2+ adds support for
    searching AD for nested groups, for example. Aventail's SSL VPN can
    integrate and leverage all the directory structure that an organization has
    implemented in AD.
"With this release of the updated ST2+, Aventail continues to lead the market with the easiest secure remote access controller on the market," said Chris Witeck, Director Product Marketing, Aventail. "Being the first SSL VPN to bring innovative security features to the market and to support IE7 is just what our customers have come to expect from the best-of-breed technology leader."

ST2+ adds many advanced features designed to provide additional benefits in three key areas that: detect the identity and security of the end point; protect applications through granular access controls; and connect users securely to applications. Aventail ST2+ is the only remote access controller with universal access through one gateway, a seamless user experience, and central management for all access methods. Aventail SSL VPNs, running the ST2+ platform, secure access from devices running Windows, Windows Mobile, Linux, and Macintosh, and enable complete reach to all network resources with granular policy and bidirectional access controls.

Availability and Pricing

Aventail ST2+ platform will be generally available in late November 2006, distributed via Aventail's worldwide channel of resellers and service providers. Pricing starts at $3,995 for the Aventail EX-750, a full-featured SSL VPN appliance tailored to small to mid-sized enterprises; $9,995 for the Aventail EX-1600, an enterprise-class solution tailored for mid-sized enterprises; and $22,995 for the Aventail EX-2500, a scalable, enterprise-class solution, integrating high availability and load-balancing support.

About Aventail

Aventail is the best-of-breed remote access company. Aventail delivered the first SSL VPN solution in 1997 and today is a market leader, delivering a remote access control solution that is the easiest to use and easiest to control. Aventail SSL VPN appliances provide users with transparent, clientless access to more applications from more devices via any network environment. For network managers, Aventail delivers a single secure access gateway for all users, internal and external, to all network resources with complete security. With more than 2.5 million end users around the globe, Aventail is the SSL VPN of choice among mid-sized to large-sized organizations worldwide, including AT&T, Chicago Housing Authority, DePaul University, DuPont, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), IBM Global Services, James Richardson International, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Overlake Hospital, Radiology Ltd., and Sanyo. For more information, go to

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