Aventail Surpasses 2.5 Million SSL VPN End Users Worldwide

Remote Access Control Proves to Be an Essential Element in Enterprises´ Security Deployments
(PresseBox) (SEATTLE, WA, ) Leading SSL VPN provider Aventail today announced the addition of more than 500,000 end users in the period of January - June, 2006, growing its total user base to more than 2.5 million worldwide users. Organizations of all types, including healthcare, financial, government, and education are turning to Aventail´s award-winning platform to enable secure remote access for their employees and business partners to their applications and resources. Aventail´s growth was driven by both new customers and existing customers extending their deployments. Organizations that use Aventail now include JRI, Burt Hill, Mitsubishi, and DuPont, among others.

"Over the last year we have seen significant adoption by organizations from around the globe -- from North America to Japan to Europe -- and across different industries using our SSL VPN," said Evan Kaplan, CEO of Aventail. "With the distributed nature of today´s workforce, the proliferation of broadband and mobile devices, and IT needing more secure control over its network, we expect this trend to continue."

Organizations are demanding solutions that help keep IT networks secure and free of malicious threats, while at the same time providing effective access for mobile workers, whether they are traveling, at home, or in the office. This growing need for effective network access control for remote users is making Aventail´s SSL VPN an essential component of all enterprise security deployments.

Aventail´s Smart SSL VPN enables organizations to easily provide secure remote access to devices that they do not own, manage or otherwise directly control while fostering ease of use and reducing TCO. Aventail´s proven platform leads the market in ease of use, ease of policy control, application reach, and end point security. Aventail is the only secure remote access solution on the market that features an SSL-based Layer 3 tunnel, which enables complete reach to all network resources with granular policy and bi-directional access controls. Aventail supports most platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac and mobile devices.

For example, Aventail customer James Richardson International (JRI), one of Canada´s leading agribusinesses and the largest privately held grain company, needed a solution that allowed its sales people, traveling employees, and MIS staff to access the network anytime, anywhere on both managed and unmanaged devices. The Aventail solution met all of JRI´s requirements and it also provided a policy management model that gave different user groups controlled, easy-to-use access to the network based on their user identification.

"Instead of having to focus on every single connectivity request and keep a list of access methods for different user groups, everyone uses Web-based access through the Aventail solution. Remote access for us is now a non-issue with virtually zero maintenance," said Paul Beaudry, Director, Technical Services, JRI.


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