Neoteris Increases Momentum In Europe With Signing Of ALLnet As UK Reseller Of Its Award-Winning Secure Access Products

Partnership with leading network integration and services company backed by Cable & Wireless to meet UK demand for secure access through the Neoteris IVE

LONDON – Jan. 27, 2003 – Neoteris, the leading provider of instant virtual extranet (IVE) products, has announced a reseller agreement in the UK with Reading-based ALLnet Ltd., a leading networking integration and services company backed by Cable & Wireless.

Under terms of the agreement, ALLnet will deliver Neoteris’ award-winning IVE products to enterprise customers throughout the UK. Neoteris’ IVE enables enterprises to provision cost-effective, instant secure access to network resources and applications for authorised users from any computing device enabled with a Web browser, improving productivity and information flow for employees and partners.

“We believe the Neoteris appliance will fly in the UK,” said John Murphy, Product Marketing manager, ALLnet. “Enterprises increasingly need to give employees, business partners and other stakeholders secure, controlled access to networked resources. Traditional VPN solutions that require a VPN client to be installed on each user’s PC can be difficult to deploy and carry a significant management overhead. Neoteris provides a simple, browser-based solution to these problems. It’s secure remote access for the 21st Century.”

“ALLnet has an excellent track record and list of blue-chip customers, and is well experienced at introducing new technologies into Europe,” said Paul Donovan, Neoteris EMEA managing director. “They are a natural fit for us, and we are pleased to have ALLnet on board to extend the benefits of instant, secure access to enterprises in Europe. Neoteris offers a unique value proposition by delivering secure access with radically lower cost of ownership and a very rapid ROI. We look forward to working with ALLnet to satisfy the significant demand for Neoteris’ products we are seeing in Europe, especially in markets where ALLnet is particularly strong, such as government/public sector, financial services, pharmaceutical, and professional services.”

Neoteris’ IVE products reduce the cost, complexity and security risks associated with traditional access technologies, such as VPNs and custom extranets. The IVE requires neither client-side software deployments nor changes to existing LAN infrastructure, greatly reducing deployment time down to a matter of hours. In contrast to VPNs that present security risks because they open network-layer tunnels, Neoteris’ IVE products provide an added layer of protection by provisioning authorised access to corporate resources at the application layer. While custom extranet deployments overcome VPNs’ network-layer security risks, they come with high price tags and lengthy implementations, taxing enterprises in time, money and resources.

Neoteris IVE Secure Access Appliances
The Neoteris Access* Series provides enterprise-class secure access to network resources for remote employees, customers, and partners. Contrary to other access technologies, there is no client software to install because Neoteris leverages Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for secure, controlled access to resources via any Web browser. The result is a more cost-effective, secure access solution that is easy for customers to deploy and simple for end-users to operate. Neoteris IVE appliances offer application-layer access, stringent access controls, and sophisticated auditing capabilities to further minimize IT headaches and security concerns. The Neoteris IVE has passed rigorous security audits by TruSecure Corporation, Cryptography Research, Inc., and security and forensic computing expert Dan Farmer. The product has also won numerous awards for creating an innovative and compelling access solution, helping enterprises increase efficiency and productivity.

About ALLnet
ALLnet offers comprehensive network solutions designed specifically for the mid-corporate and regional enterprise markets. The company, formed in 2002 from the merger of Grant & Taylor, BTN, ML Integration, combines a wide array of expertise in technologies such as enterprise management, security, web acceleration, structured cabling systems, network infrastructure, wireless solutions and maintenance solutions. With revenues approaching £90m for the current financial year, ALLnet is at the forefront of the UK networking solutions market. Headquartered in Reading, UK, ALLnet Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cable & Wireless plc. For more information about ALLnet, please visit www.allnet.co.uk .

About Neoteris
With EMEA Operations headquartered in Bracknell near London, 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 corporate networks 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 other international offices in Hyderabad, India. Go to http://www.neoteris.com for more information.




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