Whale Positioned in the Visionary Quadrant in Firewall Magic Quadrant

Whale Evaluated on Vision and Execution

Fort Lee, New Jersey, UNITED STATES

FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Whale Communications today announced that it has been positioned in the visionary quadrant in worldwide independent research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.'s prestigious Firewall Magic Quadrant report. The report evaluated some 18 vendors in the firewall space.

The report, titled "The Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, 2H04," was published on February 14, 2005, by Vice President and Distinguished Analyst John Pescatore and Research Director Greg Young and evaluated vendors based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. The report identified two categories of firewalls: network firewall vendors, and web application firewall vendors, which provide web application-specific protection. Whale was also positioned in the visionary quadrant in Gartner's SSL VPN Magic Quadrant, titled: "Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN," published in April of 2004 by Research Vice President John Girard.

"We are pleased that Gartner has positioned us in the Visionary quadrant in its Firewall Magic Quadrant," said Daniel Steiner, president of Whale. "Whale is a pioneer in the application firewall and remote access markets and this expertise positions us well when providing remote access to critical applications. We believe this placement in the SSL VPN Magic Quadrant confirms our long-standing strategy to provide enterprises best-of-breed integration between access and security technologies to maximize return on investment."

According to Gartner, vendors listed in the Visionary quadrant have a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery.

For more information about Whale Communications e-Gap SSL VPN visit: http://www.whalecommunications.com or call toll free 877-65-Whale

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.

Magic Quadrant Disclaimer

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February 14, 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.



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