SOURCE: Aventail

June 03, 2005 13:20 ET

Now Is the Time to Replace IPSec for Remote Access Says Security Expert

Aventail SSL VPN Technology Meets IPSec Replacement Challenge for All Remote Access, According to New White Paper

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 3, 2005 -- IPSec is a severely limited solution for remote access and now is the time to replace it, asserts a new white paper by security consulting firm Core Competence, entitled, "Why Replace Your IPSec for Remote Access." While IPSec remains an effective solution for site-to-site virtual private networking, the protocol can not achieve the "everywhere access" that today's enterprises are demanding. The paper further states that SSL-based VPNs are superior for remote access but that most solutions on the market are incomplete.

Aventail and its recently released VPN featuring Smart Tunneling technology is highlighted in the paper as meeting this challenge of everywhere access. The paper describes Aventail's Smart SSL VPN version 8.5 as a next-generation secure application access solution. The Aventail platform provides one solution for everywhere access across all access methods, access environments and resources, notes Core Competence.

"Aventail's innovative Smart Tunneling technology provides complete and controlled network access where it is still necessary and desirable but without the onerous burden that IPSec imposes... (and) with all the benefits of an SSL VPN," states the paper.

Specifically, the paper outlines key technology benefits the Aventail Smart SSL VPN offers that make it the model for next generation secure application access:

--  Expands application support to all application resources
--  Easier to deploy than other VPNs
--  Closes end-point security loopholes
--  Provides a single policy model
To obtain a free copy of this white paper, go to: and click on "Why Replace Your IPSec for Remote Access." To view a Webcast on the same topic featuring David Piscitello, principal consultant with Core Competence, go to:

About Aventail

Aventail is the leading SSL VPN product company and the authority on secure application access technology. Aventail delivered the first SSL VPN solution in 1997, and today, Aventail meets the secure communication needs of more than one million end users in over 75 countries. Aventail's family of SSL VPN appliances increases productivity for end users and IT professionals, while maximizing security and lowering costs. Aventail appliances are built on Aventail's proven platform, which leads the industry in End Point Control, policy management, and transparent, easy-to-use access options to the broadest range of applications. Aventail is the SSL VPN of choice among leading enterprises and service providers worldwide, such as AT&T, DuPont, IBM Global Services, MCI, Netifice, Office Depot, Sanyo, and TNT. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Aventail has an extensive global network of channel partners and sales support offices. For more information, go to

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