Neoteris Unveils Next-Generation Secure Access Product Family of Instant Virtual Extranets

IVE 3.0 Release Delivers Enhanced Performance Scalability and High Availability to Further Address Secure Information Access Needs of Enterprises.

CHICAGO – Nov. 11, 2002 – Neoteris, Inc., the leading provider of instant virtual extranet (IVE) products, today announced the Version 3.0 release of its award-winning IVE product platform and three new product lines. This release provides an even greater range of enterprise-class scalability, high availability, and security functionality for enterprise customers seeking to cost-effectively extend secure access to network resources. Customers will benefit from higher levels of redundancy and scalability with clustering capabilities that provide greater aggregate system throughput and seamless stateful failover. The new release offers richer management administration capabilities, greater interoperability with leading enterprise technology products, and support for double byte content for international sales. As before, Neoteris IVE products leverage the ubiquity of Web security (SSL) to provide controlled access to resources.

“SSL-based network appliances provide an advantage over traditional IPSec VPNs because they reduce client complexity and support costs while simultaneously allowing for seamless connections from a wide variety of computing resources and locations because they utilize the Internet and standard Web browsers,” said David Thompson, Senior Research Analyst of Global Networking Strategies at META Group, Inc. “In fact, we believe by 2005/06 SSL-based solutions will be the dominant method for remote access, with 80 percent of users utilizing SSL.”

Today at the Computer Security Conference and Exposition (CSI) in Chicago, the company unveiled the Neoteris Access?” product family of IVEs. Each Neoteris Access product line features a differentiated hardware architecture, giving Neoteris’ rapidly growing customer base multiple hardware options for enterprise deployments that require the highest levels of scalability. These new product platforms will be publicly demonstrated for the first time this week at CSI in the Neoteris Booth No. 1719.

The new Neoteris Access product family includes:

Neoteris Access 5000 Series: Addresses the most complex and demanding secure enterprise access and authorization needs with unsurpassed levels of performance and user scalability, as well as enhanced application and network delivery. The Neoteris Access 5000 Series features group-based policies for differentiated groups of employees and partners. Customers can add multiple IVEs to multi-unit clusters to achieve high availability and scalability via replication.

Neoteris Access 3000 Series: Offers enterprise-class secure access and authorization, cost-effectively delivering controlled access for differentiated groups of employees and partners. Cluster pairs are available for greater throughput and seamless failover.

Neoteris Access 1000 Series: Delivers a cost-effective solution for mid-sized deployments enabling secure employee access, while enhancing productivity and flexibility through broad application access from anywhere.

“We are pleased to announce the next evolution of the rising product category of instant virtual extranets,” said Neoteris CEO Krishna “Kittu” Kolluri. “Our latest technology advancements and differentiated hardware support a multitude of secure access needs for businesses of all sizes, in a variety of industries, while continuing to provide the highest level of protection to their networks. We first delivered on the promise of ubiquitous secure access, and now we are pleased to provide even greater levels of enterprise-class functionality to meet the growing secure access needs of our expanding customer base.”

Since Neoteris established the instant virtual extranet category a year ago, the company has maintained a strong leadership position in the SSL access market. Neoteris demonstrates a continued commitment to deliver revolutionary products that allow enterprises to cost-effectively provision instant, secure access to network resources. IVE products reduce the cost, complexity and security risks associated with traditional access technologies such as virtual private networks and custom extranets. Requiring neither client-side software deployments nor changes to the existing LAN infrastructure, Neoteris IVEs greatly reduce deployment time to a matter of hours. They also eliminate the need for software deployment, integration and customization, while dramatically reducing desktop support overhead.

This latest release is a significant step forward for the category because it increases performance scalability and redundancy through high availability clustering options. Neoteris will continue to support customers using its EmployeeAccess?” and PartnerAccess products with the IVE 3.0 platform. Customers can also participate in the Neoteris Technology Migration Program to take advantage of the new hardware functionalities.

Pricing and Availability

Sold through leading channel partners, the new product lines start at $9,995, and will be generally available at the end of November 2002. See www.neoteris.com/howtobuy.html for sales information.

Neoteris IVE Secure Access Appliances

Neoteris’ IVE product lines provide enterprise-class secure access to network resources for remote, mobile employees, customers and partners. The products enable enterprises to centrally define differentiated access control policies for subgroups of users. They have passed stringent security audits by TruSecure Corporation, Cryptography Research, Inc., and security and forensic computing expert Dan Farmer, validating their position as a powerful solution for enterprises to combat unauthorized access to their networks. PC Magazine and eWEEK named the products as winners of their 2002 i3 Award, which honors the most innovative and advanced products in networking infrastructure technologies. The IVE products also earned a “Deploy” rating from InfoWorld and a five-star rating from PC Magazine, both the highest grades possible from the respective reviews teams.

About Neoteris
Neoteris, Inc., is the industry leader in the instant virtual extranet (IVE) category of products, delivering revolutionary security appliances that enable instant secure access to network information from any Internet Web browser for employees, customers and corporate partners. Founded in May 2000, Neoteris is a privately held company backed by Jim Clark, New Enterprise Associates, The Barksdale Group and individual investors. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has international offices in London and Hyderabad, India. Go to http://www.neoteris.com for more information.




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