SOURCE: Aventail

May 24, 2005 12:18 ET

SSL VPN Leader Aventail Kicks Off Four-City Secure Access Road Show

Aventail, iPass, Radware, and WholeSecurity Deliver One Stop Seminar Series on Best-of-Breed Secure Access Solutions

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2005 -- Security-minded professionals concerned with malicious attacks, scalability, and connectivity issues, while maintaining an end-to-end remote access solution, should look no further. Today, Aventail rolls out its secure access seminar series, entitled: "Everywhere Secure Access." Co-sponsored by Aventail's leading integrated technology partners iPass, Radware and WholeSecurity, the seminars will be held in four cities across the U.S., beginning in Boston on June 15, 2005.

The half-day event is designed to help CSOs, CIOs, IT directors, and networking and security managers realize the benefits of a best-of-breed security solution. Aventail, the leading SSL VPN technology company, aligns itself with best-in-class technology companies to provide a complete, end-to-end remote access infrastructure that is secure, dependable and cost effective. Aventail is a true independent technology player, unlike some VPN vendors that have chosen to market integrated boxes that compromise on features, performance and security.

"Aventail's Everywhere Secure Access seminars showcase our SSL VPN technology leadership and are yet another example of our ongoing commitment to helping customers solve every aspect of the secure remote access equation," said Sarah Daniels, vice president of marketing and product management, Aventail. "Thanks to our strong relationships with iPass, Radware and WholeSecurity, our customers can depend on a best-in-class solution to meet their security needs."

Each seminar will feature presentations on how companies can provide end users with anywhere access to the applications they need while ensuring full security, including threat elimination at the end-point, as well as secure remote connectivity, load balancing and scalability, and network health monitoring.

"The first step for secure remote access is connectivity. The complementary technologies of Aventail's SSL VPN and iPass' secure authentication and policy enforcement capabilities layered on top of the iPass global network allows enterprises the ability to offer their employees an integrated solution accessed via a single, easy-to-use interface. The combined solution makes it possible for remote users to gain secure access to corporate resources from virtually anywhere in the world," said Mary Tate, director of alliances at iPass.

Aventail gives users this authorized access at the network edge, authorizing remote access to the corporate resources based on policy and providing device interrogation based on the level of trust for the end device. By partnering with companies such as WholeSecurity, IT professionals can be assured that the end point is safe prior to granting access.

"WholeSecurity's Confidence Online works hand in hand with Aventail's interrogation engine by detecting and mitigating malicious eavesdropping threats and other crimeware on a user's system before allowing access to the network," said JT Keating, vice president of marketing at WholeSecurity.

Aventail's SSL VPN platform is highly scalable and ensures complete security, maximum performance and always-on availability. Due to Aventail's partnership with Radware, Aventail's SSL VPN technology seamlessly redirects users' network access connections to the closest, most-available site, providing customers with the best possible service. Additionally, the integrated solution provides load balancing within and between local and global sites, optimized bandwidth consumption and enables economical scaling for all SSL VPN remote access.

"Enterprises today not only need secure remote access but high availability and optimization for maximum application performance. Radware's WSD provides local and global load balancing to ensure that users are always redirected to the fastest responding appliance and site regardless of geographic location -- resulting in optimized and uninterrupted SSL VPN connectivity," said Dan Franklin, VP Business Development, Radware.

The Aventail "Everywhere Secure Access" Seminar Series begins in Boston on June 15, 2005 and travels to New York City, Chicago, and finally comes to a close in San Francisco. Specific locations and dates include:

--  June 15, 2005 - Boston
    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Omni Parker House
    60 School Street
    Boston, Mass. 02108
--  June 21, 2005 - New York City
    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Hilton New York
    1335 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10019
--  June 28, 2005 - Chicago
    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Gleacher Center
    450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
    Chicago, IL 60611
--  July 20, 2005 - San Francisco
    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    The Sir Francis Drake
    450 Powell Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
For more information on seminar dates, locations or to register for Aventail's "Everywhere Secure Access" Seminar Series, please visit, e-mail Lori Castro at or call 206.215.1111.

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, 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

About iPass

iPass delivers secure remote access across multiple networks and multiple devices through a single interface from virtually any location in the world. Using its patent-pending settlement and authentication technologies, iPass has created a seamless and redundant remote access network. Fully interoperable with leading authentication, VPN, and personal firewall systems, the iPass service can be easily integrated into all types of enterprise security infrastructures. With data rates ranging from dial-up to broadband, iPass offers the world's largest remote access network with over 14,000 access points worldwide. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., iPass has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For additional information, visit iPass' Web site at

About Radware

Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR) is the Global Leader in Intelligent Application Switching, enabling the full availability, maximum performance and complete security of all mission critical networked applications while dramatically cutting operating and scaling costs.

Radware's integrated Application Security, Application Infrastructure and End-to-End Connectivity solutions are deployed by over 2,500 enterprises and carriers worldwide. Radware offers the broadest product line in the industry meeting application needs at every critical point across the network including Web and Application Servers, Firewalls, VPNs, ISP links, Anti-Virus Gateways and Cache. Learn more on how Radware Intelligent Application Switching Solutions can enable the security, performance and availability of mission critical applications at

About WholeSecurity

WholeSecurity is the leading provider of behavioral endpoint security solutions. Our products and services protect users' PCs from worms, Trojan horses, keystroke loggers, and phishing attacks. WholeSecurity's products leverage patent-pending behavioral technology to identify and eliminate these threats, whether they are known or unknown, on both managed and unmanaged PCs. Based in Austin, Texas, WholeSecurity's customers include Deutsche Bank, Comerica, eBay, Raymond James and Cambridge Health Alliance. To learn more, please visit

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