Quad/Graphics Chooses Whale's e-Gap Remote Access Solution to Provide Employees Access to Corporate Intranet and Web-based Email

Leading Printing Company Gives 11,000 Employees Anywhere, Anytime Access to Microsoft Outlook, Time & Expense Sheets and Other Key Applications

Fort Lee, New Jersey, UNITED STATES


FORT LEE, N.J., Oct. 8, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Whale Communications(r), a leader in secure web access solutions, today announced that leading printing company Quad/Graphics has selected its e-Gap(r) Remote Access Appliance to provide employees access to corporate email and key intranet applications from any regular web browser.

Wisconsin-headquartered Quad/Graphics is a global leader in the printing industry with 23 domestic production facilities, as well as international partnerships in Poland, Brazil and Argentina. Quad/Graphics wanted to give its 11,000 US-based employees access to business-critical Microsoft(r) Outlook(r) Web Access (OWA) and several other internal applications while adhering to rigorous security policies.

"Since Whale's solution requires no client-side software it was easy for us to give our employees anytime, anywhere access to our corporate intranet," said Damian Drewek, Director of IS and Technical Services at Quad/Graphics. "Among other things, they now have access to their corporate email and are able to fill in their time & expense sheets while on the road, which is not only convenient for them but it has also boosted productivity, giving us a quick return on our investment."

Whale Communications' award-winning e-Gap product suite provides secure clientless VPN solutions, offering a lower total cost of ownership than traditional VPNs. The e-Gap solutions enable businesses to rapidly deploy secure web-based access to corporate network resources. Companies worldwide are using Whale's products to give employees access to their corporate intranet from any location -- be it an Internet cafe, client site or home.

"We were pleased that a company as prominent as Quad/Graphics selected us to provide their employees with secure remote access to their corporate intranet," said Howard Moser, Whale's VP of Sales. "It is rewarding to see how our e-Gap solutions are giving companies an immediate ROI while providing a convenient tool that is really appreciated by employees."

About Whale Communications

Whale has been securing web applications since it was founded in 1998. Its e-Gap products have won numerous industry awards, and are currently utilized around the world by leading firms in numerous vertical markets. Privately held, Whale is funded by prominent venture firms and industry leaders, including Goldman Sachs, Network Associates, Inc., Soros Private Equity Partners and the BRM Group, the founding investor of Check Point Software Technologies.

Whale Communications, e-Gap, Whale and the Whale logo are trademarks of Whale Communications Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders. For more information about Whale visit: www.whalecommunications.com.

About Quad/Graphics

Pewaukee, Wis.-based Quad/Graphics (www.qg.com) leads the printing industry in integrating equipment, technology and systems across all operating divisions in all plants for the purpose of reducing cycle times and, ultimately, improving the immediacy of print. This long-standing integration initiative includes a seamless transfer of information from publishers and catalogers directly to Quad/Graphics facilities. As a result, the company, its employees and clients are better connected, significantly reducing cycle times and improving quality.

Quad/Graphics has a network of 23 domestic manufacturing facilities, as well as international partnerships in Poland, Brazil and Argentina, all connected through secured, high-speed network links. Services range from front-end design and photography through digital imaging/pre-media services, printing, list management, finishing and dependable distribution.



        

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