SOURCE: Aventail

January 15, 2007 06:00 ET

Aventail Positioned as Best-of-Breed Remote Access Control Leader for 2007

Tremendous Worldwide Growth With New Products and Market Recognition in 2006

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 15, 2007 -- Leading SSL VPN technology provider Aventail Corporation announced today that it has experienced tremendous growth in 2006. With over 2.5 million worldwide end users, Aventail's solutions now can be found in countries all over the world, in a wide variety of industries -- from airlines to educational institutions to manufacturing firms to governmental agencies. In 2006, Aventail launched a number of innovative products including the award-winning ST2 platform for kick-starting corporate NAC initiatives, and Aventail Connect Mobile, the first Windows Mobile-certified solution to provide a secure "in office" experience for Windows PDA users, and won awards from numerous organizations and publications. The company was repeatedly recognized as a "Leader" who consistently led the market with vision and new innovations by top analyst firms. In addition, Aventail forged new partnerships and international alliances with leading security and networking vendors, including Arcot, Attachmate, Authenex, Encentuate, FlowerFire, OPSWAT, and Trust Digital. Aventail also answered customer demand by expanding its US certified hands-on training program and offering it globally in the UK and Australia.

"The market for SSL VPNs is growing, and, in fact, is expanding into a market for remote access controllers," said Evan Kaplan, CEO of Aventail. "Aventail's success is based on our focused approach and innovative technology, and our ability to anticipate and serve our customers' access needs today and in the future."

Aventail's Vision for the marketplace

Today, thanks to the growth in high-speed, wireless, and mobile access options to the Web, more and more people are accessing corporate resources remotely, from any type of device, anytime, and they are doing it using the public network. This marks a significant shift in the traditional network infrastructure model. As a larger percentage of traffic to network resources is being routed publicly over the Internet, it is changing remote access from being a niche use case to being the standard use case.

This "publification" of the corporate network over public access points, personal mobile devices, and the global Internet creates a host of security issues. IT cannot secure what is outside of its control. So while traditional perimeter solutions attempt to use firewalls and routers to protect an increasingly public corporate network, remote access controllers use application-layer security to protect access to the actual network resources. Offering the best of both "access" and "security," remote access controllers like Aventail's deliver a single solution that is easy to use for all network infrastructures and device platforms.

"An increased proliferation of personal mobile devices like wireless laptops and PDAs -- and the inherent risks these unmanaged devices pose in exposing network resources to evolving malware threats -- will add to the growing need for Access Control solutions," states Kaplan. "And Aventail will continue to invest and maintain its industry leadership by providing the best-of-breed remote access solution."

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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