Neoteris Instant Virtual Extranet Grants Secure Access To Documents, Files, And Applications For Legal Professionals

Leading Law Firms Such As Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Choose Neoteris IVE to Keep Lawyers Connected to Essential Data at All Times

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 12, 2003 – Neoteris, the leading instant secure application access vendor, today announced that it is extending its sales and marketing focus into the legal vertical market to meet multiple pressing secure access needs. As part of this initiative, Neoteris announced that leading law firms Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have joined its growing list of customers in the sector. The firms are using the Neoteris IVE to provision secure access for hundreds of lawyers, paralegals and administrative staff in offices across the country.

Law firms nationwide have deployed Neoteris because its award-winning IVE enables them to cost-effectively deploy secure access to a highly mobile and information dependent workforce, while reducing IT complexity and usability issues. The IVE also dramatically lowers the total cost of ownership for provisioning remote access with its comprehensive clientless, Web-based access solution.

“By implementing the Neoteris IVE, we are able to satisfy several IT initiatives at once,” said Philip Catelinet, senior network analyst, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. “We now provide a robust, easy-to-use, reliable access solution to our attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff, while freeing up internal IT resources previously spent on remote access support. We effectively reduced our expenditures and eliminated a layer of network complexity. The benefits of the Neoteris IVE are impressive.”

The legal profession consists of a high concentration of mobile knowledge workers who conduct a significant amount of business away from the office. Attorneys, paralegals, and research assistants often work from locations such as client sites, courthouses, and their homes. Twenty-four-hour access to private documents and applications is a necessity to be effective because contracts and negotiations continue well beyond the standard business day. Legal professionals depend upon reliable remote access to do their jobs.

While anytime access is essential for the productivity of legal teams, law firms’ IT departments cannot sacrifice network security or jeopardize client confidentiality in exchange for providing access. It is imperative that firms have both an easily accessible and intensely secure solution.

Neoteris introduced a novel category of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)-based secure access appliances in November 2001 that changed the way authorized users access information on networks. Through the Access Series of IVE appliances, 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 that they can access an Internet connection and a Web browser. Additionally, there is no need to install, configure, or maintain a client, minimizing complexity and hassle. Given the reduced support overhead implied, IT human and capital resources can be re-allocated to other areas.

The Neoteris IVE can also be used to grant access to authorized business partners, clients, or outside parties who need to share sensitive information, as well as to collaborate on contracts and other business transactions, effectively eliminating the need for courier services or unnecessary meetings. Through granular access controls, IT administrators can authorize access down to the specific file or application level in order to provide a new level of protection for information dissemination.

Leading industry analyst firms Gartner Inc. and In-Stat/MDR acknowledge Neoteris as a leader in the SSL-based remote access space, and as the vendor with the leading market share, respectively. Frost & Sullivan also named Neoteris as the Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in 2003. This third party validation of the Neoteris IVE demonstrates the need for and market acceptance of SSL-based appliances for secure access to information.

“Neoteris offers significant value to the legal industry by providing a necessary, cost-effective access solution,” said Larry Link, Neoteris vice president of Sales. “Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are two of the country’s leading law firms, and they are familiar with the heavy demands of information technology. Their decision to purchase our IVE platform demonstrates that secure access technology successfully impacts the way business is conducted.”

See for more information on how the IVE is helping secure access to confidential information and applications across the legal industry.

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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