Neoteris Teams With Oracle To Enhance Secure Network Access To Leading Enterprise Applications

Announcement Enables Seamless Support for the Oracle E-Business Suite in a Virtual Extranet Environment

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – April 29, 2003 – Neoteris, the leading instant secure application access vendor, today announced it has joined the Oracle® PartnerNetwork (NASDAQ: ORCL), to help ensure interoperability and world-class support for its customers. By teaming with Oracle, joint customers can benefit from secure remote access to the Oracle E-Business Suite, a complete set of integrated business applications, via any Internet connection, reducing the need for VPN clients. 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.

“After experiencing multiple problems with VPN solutions, especially deployment and maintenance challenges for our employees based in approximately 30 offices spread throughout the county, we purchased the Neoteris Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) to assist us with our primary secure access needs,” said Aaron Goff, Johnson County Information Technology Services Security Manager. “By offering support to Oracle’s E-Business Suite, the Neoteris IVE will enable Johnson County to fully automate and integrate our business processes between the remote offices while ensuring the security of sensitive government information. With application-layer access through the Neoteris IVE, we can control who has access to which applications, enabling us to get even more out of our Oracle applications. To couple this level of security with a solution that makes our employees and local government more effective is a very compelling value proposition.”

The Neoteris IVE appliance is an established alternative to expensive and complex virtual private networks and custom extranets for provisioning secure access to authorized remote users. With the Neoteris IVE, network administrators no longer have to worry about provisioning and supporting VPN clients. There are also no network dependencies or operating system compatibility issues. As such, users are not restricted to the use of certain machines, or access only from specific known locations, as with more traditional access solutions. Authorized customers, partners, and employees can log-in securely from any Internet enabled device. Additionally, because of Neoteris’ enterprise-class high availability and performance scalability for instant virtual extranets, secure access can be deployed on a wide scale without worrying about resource drain, expense, or network performance. Also, unlike custom extranet software solutions that often require significant LAN reconfiguration, Neoteris provides customers with a hardened security appliance that leverages existing infrastructure. Resulting benefits from Neoteris IVE deployment include saving enterprises significant time, expense, and hassle over alternative solutions.

Gartner Inc. and In-Stat/MDR acknowledge Neoteris as a leader in the SSL-based remote access space, and the vendor with the leading market share, respectfully. Frost & Sullivan also named Neoteris as the Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in 2003.

“Neoteris has utilized SSL to create a compelling user experience, and they are continuing to add access to a greater number of applications all the time, which enables them to continue to attract customers away from more complex access solutions,” said Matthew Kovar, Director of Security Solutions & Services, The Yankee Group. “It is impressive that Neoteris has added Oracle applications to its arsenal of supported applications because Internet access to modules such as Oracle Forms can save significant time, expense, and errors versus paper fulfillment. This partnership demonstrates a strong development effort that can save IT administrators cost and headaches while providing customers with an end-to-end electronic solution.”

The Neoteris IVE offers application-layer access to applications, as opposed to open network-layer access provided by VPNs, eliminating network exposure to threats such as viruses, Trojans, or hackers. In addition to protecting the corporate network, application-layer access allows IT administrators to impose granular access controls, specifying authorized users down to the specific URL, server, or file level. This is particularly important when dealing with information such as payroll, service contracts, financial information, and other sensitive data. By Neoteris teaming with Oracle, IT administrators no longer have to choose between allowing partners and employees broad network access, or no access to important applications. Authorized users can only see information they are designated to view.

“We are very pleased to offer Oracle and Neoteris customers a compelling, secure remote access solution for the Oracle E-Business Suite,” said Neoteris President and CEO Krishna “Kittu” Kolluri. “By working with Oracle to secure application access in instant virtual extranets, we are able to give customers a superior user experience while increasing application security and reducing the total cost of ownership.”

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
The Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 12,000 companies who deliver innovative enterprise software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle’s premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today’s Internet economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle’s position as the world’s largest enterprise software company.

About the Neoteris Technology Partner Program
The Neoteris Technology Partner Program provides a forum whereby today’s leading enterprise applications, security infrastructures and networking technologies are tested for interoperability with Neoteris’ IVE, ensuring enterprises can deliver access to their most critical information resources to employees, customers and partners. Neoteris and its technology partners support the secure information access needs of their customers. For more information or to join the program, see
http://www.neoteris.com/partners/tech_partners.html.

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 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 www.neoteris.com for more information.

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