SOURCE: NeoAccel

February 15, 2006 15:04 ET

NeoAccel Unveils Industry's First SSL VPN for VoIP Calls and Video Conferencing Between Multiple Corporations

Breakthrough SSL VPN-Plus for Real-Time Applications Delivers Industry's Lowest Level of Injected Latency of Just 10 Milliseconds to Deliver Telephone/TV-Like Quality of Experience

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2006 -- NeoAccel, a pioneering innovator of next-generation Internet security solutions, announced its SSL VPN-Plus for Real-Time Applications. NeoAccel's SSLVPN-Plus provides injected latency of just 10 milliseconds (ms) for VoIP calls and video conferencing sessions, eliminating the performance problems that have until now made SSL VPNs unacceptable for real-time applications such as VoIP and video conferencing between multiple corporations.

"Until now, vendors and users of VoIP and video conferencing applications have largely avoided first- and second-generation SSL VPNs because they inject so much latency, that call and video quality degrades to unacceptable levels," said Michel Susai, chairman and CEO of NeoAccel. "NeoAccel understands the fundamental causes of the performance problems that cause SSL VPNs to diminish call and video quality, and our approach to providing a solution that dramatically reduces injected latency to just 10ms provides the cure. Our SSL VPN-Plus for Real-Time Applications provides an overlay network for real-time applications, such as VoIP calls and video conferencing between multiple corporations, that eliminates the 'network jitter' that cripples and devastates call and video quality with conventional SSL VPNs.

NeoAccel's SSL VPN-Plus for Real-Time Applications is the only SSL VPN that delivers telephone/TV-like Quality of Experience for secure VoIP calls and video conferencing sessions between separate corporations. NeoAccel's SSL VPN-Plus™ provides a secure overlay network essential for real-time applications such as voice and video, with the industry's lowest injection latency in the industry of less than 10ms.

In corporate network environments, one corporation's private IP addresses are not routable to another corporation's private IP addresses across the public Internet. To connect those disparate IP addresses requires an overlay network, which is provided by NeoAccel's SSL VPN-Plus. In addition, conventional SSL VPNs suffer from unacceptable levels of quality-degrading packet retransmission, which SSL VPN-Plus largely eliminates. Further, because SSL VPN-Plus operates at the kernel level, data transmission speeds are exceptionally fast. Finally, security for voice and video transmissions is critical, which is a cornerstone of SSL VPN-Plus.

Tomen Cyber Business Solutions, the manufacturer of Visual Nexus, an advanced-capability video conferencing system, needed a way to provide an overlay network with security when a conference is established between corporations over the public Internet. The challenges were to find a high-security encryption system that was able to traverse corporate firewalls and network address translation (NAT) delivered as a solution that would introduce minimal latency.

"After evaluating leading industry VPN solutions, both IPSec and SSL-based, Tomen felt that we needed to keep searching," said Akio Kawaguchi, Marketing Manager for Tomen Cyber Business Solutions. "When we found NeoAccel, we discovered not only an SSL VPN solution that could traverse the firewall with NAT, but also a high-performance system with far less incremental latency than all other available solutions.

"The industry has been using IPSec VPNs, which typically barely meet the requirement of no more than 20ms injected latency, but require substantial technical training and support," explains Kawaguchi. "SSL VPNs overcome the technical staff issues but suffer from high incremental latency of more than 40ms. Tomen benchmarked NeoAccel's SSL VPN-Plus solution and discovered an extremely low level of latency for both encryption and tunneling of only 10ms. As a result, Tomen Cyber Business Solutions now distributes NeoAccel's SSL VPN-Plus as the secure overlay network solution to our Visual Nexus customers."

NeoAccel's SSL VPN-Plus software appliance is based on the company's patent-pending Intelligent Connection Acceleration Architecture™ (ICAA™), which eliminates the TCP-over-TCP meltdown problem that results in dropped sessions and frustrated users and destroys the performance of conventional SSL VPNs. The performance advantages of SSL VPN-Plus are vital for enterprise-class performance particularly in wireless LAN environments where significant packet loss can produce a 30x performance drain on SSL VPN gateways.

The Enterprise Edition of SSL VPN-Plus for Real-Time Applications can support up to 20,000 concurrent users with high-availability throughput of up to 950Mbps, and the SMB Edition gateways can support up to 500 concurrent users. Optional SSL acceleration is available for leading encryption co-processors.

Pricing and Availability

SSL VPN-Plus for Real-Time Applications runs on standard Intel-based rackmount and IBM/Intel server blades and is available in software and hardware appliance configurations. Prices range from under $3,000 for the SMB Edition to more than $100,000 for the Enterprise Edition capable of supporting more than 20,000 of concurrent users.

About NeoAccel

NeoAccel was founded by Michel Susai, the founder and former chairman and CEO of NetScaler where he invented and pioneered the patented Request Switching™ technology that accelerates application delivery to handle the bulk of today's commercial Web traffic. NeoAccel was founded with the vision to "Secure Everything™" through secure access from anywhere to anything, NeoAccel is delivering a breakthrough in simplified, full-access SSL VPN technology that enables more businesses to implement highly secure, scalable access with the native network performance of IPSec VPNs. NeoAccel's SSL VPN-Plus software platform overcomes the limitations that compel network managers and users to resort to cumbersome or insecure workarounds when faced with using conventional performance-limited Web security mechanisms. NeoAccel is headquartered in the Silicon Valley. Contact NeoAccel at or

NeoAccel, SSL VPN-Plus, Intelligent Connection Acceleration Architecture, ICAA and Secure Everything are trademarks of NeoAccel, Inc. All other names are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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