SOURCE: Aventail

March 06, 2007 06:00 ET

Leading US Builder Standardizes on Aventail's SSL VPN Platform for Secure Remote Access

Barton Malow's Employees and Contractors Access Mission-Critical Resources -- From Project Management Applications to Human Resources Applications -- Anytime, Anywhere

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- SSL VPN leader Aventail announced today that Barton Malow, one of the largest builders in the United States, with offices in eight states and project sites in 37 states, has standardized on Aventail's award-winning SSL VPN platform ST2. By securely authenticating into the Aventail appliance, project managers, project engineers, accountants, sales people and executives can now access mission-critical resources -- whether they are on a laptop or PDA, or working in the office or from home, from trailers on jobsites, or traveling for business.

"Barton Malow's staff is spread throughout the country, working in a variety of different environments," said Phil Go, CIO of Barton Malow. "I needed an enterprise-class solution that could support up to 1,000 users regardless of where the person was and what they needed access to. Aventail just works."

Barton Malow's Implementation

Barton Malow has revenue in excess of $1 billion annually and employs more than 1,550 full-time staff. including over 825 trades personnel. Barton Malow needed a secure remote access solution that was easy to use and manage, reliable, and could scale up to support its growing network of distributed knowledge workers.

After a review of competitive solutions from Cisco, F5, Juniper and Aventail, Phil Go chose Aventail's SSL VPN. Aventail's End Point Control provided the level of security Barton Malow needed, including profile-based authentication, granular data protection, and interrogation of devices for presence of malware and antivirus programs, update status, and access to different encryption settings. With Aventail, employees can now access mission-critical resources including Outlook, project management data, local network or file share applications, and accounting and human resources information securely and reliably, anytime, anywhere. Future plans in the next quarter include web portal access for third-party customers and partners who need remote access to construction project management information and resources.

"With Aventail, calls to the help desk have been minimized," said Go. "We have significantly increased end user productivity and costs for connectivity have dramatically decreased. We are very satisfied with the solution, and Aventail is responsive to our needs."

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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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