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Authenex® and Aventail® Form a Strategic Alliance


Authenex® and Aventail® Create an Alliance to Bring Organizations Complete Remote Access Solutions That Combine SSL VPN With Two-Factor Authentication

HAYWARD, Calif. and SEATTLE, Feb 7 -- Authenex (a leading provider of cost-effective authentication and encryption solutions) and Aventail (the leading secure remote access company), announced today an alliance that will enable organizations to deploy complete secure access systems that combine the best of two security sectors. Working together, their products make a remote access system that is cost effective, easy to administer and bulletproof to the end user.

Aventail delivered the first SSL VPN solution in 1997. Today, Aventail meets the communication needs of more than 2.5 million end users globally by providing them secure access to their corporate applications and resources from any computer or mobile device, anywhere, anytime. Aventail's family of Smart Technology SSL VPN appliances increases productivity for end users and IT professionals, while maximizing security and lowering costs.

Authenex helps organizations of all sizes secure the integrity of their networks and data. Authenex products enable remote, LAN, and web-based access control: encrypted, secure portable storage: end point (file and hard drive) encryption; secure file exchange, and secure storage and use of digital certificates and signatures.

"Organizations are quite simply more secure if they combine two-factor authentication with a VPN," says Richard Ting, VP Asia Pacific, Aventail. "Authenex has great products and we are delighted to partner with them."

The new strategic alliance enables customers to combine the best of both worlds; best of breed SSL VPN gateways and the most advanced two-factor authentication solution, the ASAS® System. This formidable package provides scalable and secure remote access that organizations of all sizes can count on. The ASAS System enables remote users to authenticate to Aventail VPN gateways via digital certificates and/or one-time password authentication. Once connected, Aventail ensures that communications between remote users and corporate applications and resources remain secure.

"Aventail has a history of being a forward-thinking company, always ahead of their time," said Sharon Lim, Senior Manager of ASEAN, India & Middle East for Authenex. "So our alliance just makes sense."

About Aventail

Aventail is the best-of-breed remote access company. Aventail delivered the first SSL VPN solution in 1997 and today is a market leader, delivering a remote access control solution that is the easiest to use and easiest to control. Aventail SSL VPN appliances provide users with transparent, clientless access to more applications from more devices via any network environment. For network managers, Aventail delivers a single secure access gateway for all users, internal and external, to all network resources with complete security. With more than 2.5 million end users around the globe, Aventail is the SSL VPN of choice among mid-sized to large-sized organizations worldwide, including AT&T, Chicago Housing Authority, DePaul University, DuPont, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), IBM Global Services, James Richardson International, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Overlake Hospital, Radiology Ltd., and Sanyo. For more information, go to www.aventail.com.

About Authenex, Inc.

Authenex has developed the most cost-effective, secure and easy-to-use platform for strong (two-factor) authenticated e-security applications, making it possible for enterprises and PC-users alike to afford and deploy the highest standards in network security. The Authenex suite of applications includes Strong Authentication for VPN, LAN and Web, Strong Web Access Control, End Point (File and Hard-Drive) Encryption, Secure File Exchange, and Secure Certificate Storage. Each leverages the chip-based A-Key token, providing simplified management and use. Combined authentication features are offered in the A-Key for multi-functional usage for One-Time Password, PKI or Challenge-Response authentication. For more information, visit www.authenex.com.

Source: Authenex, Inc.

CONTACT:
Dave Damianakes
Authenex
+1-510-324-0230
ddamianakes@authenex.com

Valerie Chan
Aventail
+1-206-856-7885
pr@aventail.com

Web site: www.authenex.com/

http://www.aventail.com/

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