Whale Communications CTO Selected to Speak at RSA Security Conference 2005

SSL VPN Vendor to Discuss Application-Level Connectivity

Fort Lee, New Jersey, UNITED STATES

FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Leading SSL VPN technology company Whale Communications today announced that its CTO, Noam Ben-Yochanan, will address the prestigious RSA conference. The session, which will take place on Tuesday, February 15th at 5:35 p.m. at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California, will focus on SSL VPN remote access at the application-layer.

The session will address how an XML-based language would establish basic standards for web application security, including URL structure, header information and cookie handling. The session will impart an understanding of application-layer packet information.

"Enterprises are moving away from the paradigm of perimeter security and shifting towards granular, application aware access to corporate resources," said Ben-Yochanan, adding that it is imperative that application vendors be held to standards to ensure security and interoperability. "When a vendor releases an application, an automatic description of that application behavior should also be released."

In addition to speaking for the second year running, Whale will exhibit at booth No. 1528 its next-generation Application Aware(tm) SSL VPN, a universal secure access gateway which raised the security and functionality bar for SSL VPN vendors and is setting the technology standards for large enterprises implementing remote access.

Whale has been recognized by analysts as a leader in the SSL VPN space and credited with driving product development and termed a visionary for its application-centric approach, which ensures the utmost security and functionality, providing enterprises a long-standing return on their investment.

About Whale Communications

Whale Communications is the leading enterprise-class SSL VPN vendor, enabling companies to provide employees, business partners and customers secure access to corporate data and applications from any web browser. Named a leader, visionary and tier-one SSL VPN player by major analysts such as Gartner, META Group, Forrester and Frost & Sullivan, Whale's SSL VPN products have also won numerous industry awards such as Network Computing magazine's Best SSL VPN for 2004. Its solutions have been securing enterprises worldwide since it was founded in 1998. Privately held, Whale is funded by prominent venture firms and industry leaders, including Goldman Sachs, Soros Private Equity Partners and the BRM Group, the founding investor of Check Point Software Technologies. The company is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has international offices in Israel, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Whale Communications, e-Gap, Application Aware, Attachment Wiper, 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.



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