Neoteris And Sirocom Partner To Deliver Leading Instant Secure Access Solution As A Managed Service Offering

Agreement Creates Industry’s First Partnership Delivering SSL-Based Secure Access Appliances as a Managed Service Solution to Enterprise Customers

LAS VEGAS, Nev., and LONDON – April 28, 2003 – Neoteris, Inc., the leading instant secure application access vendor, and Sirocom, one of the UK’s leading global Virtual Network Operators (VNO), today announced a partnership to provide Neoteris’ award-winning Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) secure remote access appliances as a Sirocom managed service offering.

This partnership is the first of its kind in the industry, providing the benefits of SSL-based appliance connectivity in a managed service. The agreement allows Sirocom to broaden its EnterpriseVPN suite of managed network services with the industry’s leading SSL-based secure access appliance from Neoteris. Customers needing to provide access to enterprise resources and applications for remote offices, mobile workforces, and business partners can experience all the benefits of secure web-based access from an appliance, now available as a managed service. Through this relationship, Neoteris’ products are now available in a new distribution channel for customers that prefer to purchase remote access functionality as a managed services offering.

This announcement is being made at the NetWorld+Interop 2003 Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev., where Neoteris is exhibiting in Booth No. 7075 this week; as well as at the InfoSecurity Europe Conference in London, where Neoteris is exhibiting in Booth No. 725.

“Sirocom wanted to broaden the remote access solution set we offer our customers, so we looked at a number of the leading SSL-based appliances and managed services offerings available today,” said Simon Rogan, Managing Director at Sirocom. “Neoteris was extremely responsive, and their technology proved to be the best at providing seamless access to the broadest range of applications and resources in a secure clientless manner. We received superb customer service when we tested their customer care function, and were entirely impressed with the whole organization throughout our evaluation process. We found the Neoteris IVE as a well-suited solution for what we deliver as a managed services offering.”

“Sirocom is a leading managed VPN services provider, and we are pleased to deliver our IVE appliance to its managed services customers worldwide,” said Paul Donovan, managing director of Neoteris EMEA Operations. “While we continue to grow our customer premise business, this partnership is a continuation of our industry-leading strategy to partner with best-of-breed solutions providers to deliver our products and satisfy customers’ remote access needs. This is a key strategic partnership for both Sirocom and Neoteris, and we are excited to join forces.”

Neoteris introduced a novel category of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)-based secure access appliances in November of 2001 that changed the way employees and partners access corporate information. Through the Neoteris Access* Series of IVE appliances, authorized users can gain secure remote access to network resources from any standard Web browser. As a result, users are no longer constrained to use specific machines or to work from designated locations; they can work from anywhere they can get an Internet connection and a Web browser. There is no need to install, configure, or maintain a client. Given the reduced support overhead implied, IT human and capital resources can be re-allocated to other areas. The Access products enable greater mobility and productivity for enterprises than ever before.

Neoteris IVE Secure Access Appliances
The Neoteris Access(tm) Series provides enterprise-class secure access to network resources for remote employees, customers, and partners. Contrary to traditional access technologies, there is no client software to install because Neoteris leverages SSL for secure, controlled access to resources via any Web browser. The Access appliances also eliminate the need to secure or harden servers, or make changes to existing infrastructure. 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 Access appliances provide application-layer access, stringent access controls, and granular auditing and reporting capabilities to further minimize IT headaches and security concerns. Additionally, the IVE platform offers enterprise-class high availability and performance scalability options, so secure access can be deployed on a wide scale without worrying about user downtime, lost productivity or network performance. Neoteris IVE appliances have passed rigorous security audits by TruSecure Corporation, Cryptography Research, Inc., and security and forensic computing expert Dan Farmer. The products have also won numerous awards as an innovative and compelling access solution, helping enterprises increase efficiency and productivity.

About Sirocom
Sirocom is a Virtual Network Operator (VNO). Founded in 1995, it has unique skills and total focus in the corporate VPN market space. It offers organizations a better way to communicate with their branch offices, roaming users, home workers and business partners.

More than 300 corporations, including JD Sports, Bovis Lend Lease and STA Travel, have entrusted their networking requirements to Sirocom. It provides clients with “2nd Generation VPN services” that incorporate the latest technologies, such as broadband, wireless and IP telephony, with our unique hosting and support capabilities. Strategic partnerships with the world’s leaders in VPN technologies stand as testimony to Sirocom’s specialist expertise combining “best of breed” products in its managed VPN services. Recent inclusion in the Sunday Times TechTrack 100 and the Deloitte & Touche Indy 100 recognises Sirocom’s outstanding growth record and “extraordinary potential.”

About Neoteris
Neoteris, Inc. is the leading instant secure application access vendor. With its Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform, Neoteris delivers innovative, best-of-breed security products, including the award-winning Neoteris Access Series of security appliances. Founded in May 2000, Neoteris is a privately held company backed by Jim Clark, The Barksdale Group, New Enterprise Associates, Battery Ventures, and individual investors. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has international offices in London, Frankfurt, and Hyderabad, India. Go to http://www.neoteris.com for more information.




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