SOURCE: Aventail

January 30, 2007 06:00 ET

Luxair Standardizes on Aventail's Remote Access Controller for Secure Remote Communications

Aventail Provides Secure Remote Access via SSL VPN for Sales People, Aircraft Maintenance Crews and Employees to Access Business Applications Anytime, Anywhere, in Any Country

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- SSL VPN leader Aventail announced today that Luxair, the "Grand Duchy" of Luxembourg's national airline company, has standardized on Aventail's award-winning remote access controllers to provide its employees with secure remote access from any location in the world. Using identification and authentication codes to access Aventail's SSL VPN, Luxair employees now have a secure portal for "anytime, anyhow, anywhere" access to the network, the intranet, business applications and e-mail -- no matter where they are or what platform or device they are on -- in a foreign country, in an airport or on the ground.

"For years, we depended on an obsolete system of dial-up for e-mail connectivity. Dial-up relied on connections being available in the different countries we traveled to," said Edy Graf, Luxair Assistant Vice President and Head of Systems & Networks. "We needed a secure remote access solution that could access widespread Internet access points and provide universal support that would give us continuous connectivity from any country. Aventail was the right choice."

Luxair's Implementation

Luxair carried more than 1.2 million passengers in 2005 to and from Luxembourg, and flies regularly to 21 destinations and 36 holiday destinations in Southern Europe, Egypt, and North Africa. Many Luxair employees travel frequently, including sales people, relations managers for Luxair catalog and Luxair Tours hotels, and engineers in charge of aircraft maintenance. Luxair needed to provide these employees with secure access to the company's e-mail and other electronic resources from any working environment at any given time.

Luxair IT decided to integrate the Aventail SSL VPN into their identity management system to provide both improved productivity and security. Now every Luxair employee receives personal identification codes and authentication codes, and can use them to connect via Aventail to corporate resources based on their access profiles and security requirements. For example, contract managers can access the catalog management application (LAGO), and can update price lists in the reservation system, while maintenance employees can access the maintenance and repair applications and files.

"The Aventail SSL VPN solution is highly efficient, because it means that several access and user profiles can be combined," said Graf. "It offers the means for consolidating all kinds of external access with internal resources. Aircraft maintenance engineers can use their specific applications from anywhere in the world, whether they are with Boeing in Seattle or with Embraer in Brazil."

More detailed information on the Luxair case study can be found at:

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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