Fiberlink and Neoteris Join Forces to Deliver a Complete Managed SSL Solution

Companies to Integrate Platforms to Provide Enterprises with a “Single Source” for all Remote Access Needs

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 28, 2003 – Fiberlink Communications, a leading provider of remote access and security solutions, today announced a partnership with Neoteris Inc., a leading Application Security Gateway vendor, to integrate Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology into Fiberlink’s next-generation remote access platform. With this addition, Fiberlink’s comprehensive platform now employs “best in class” SSL remote access solutions, bringing together two companies frequently cited by foremost industry analysts as leaders in the remote access market.

“Recent interest and demand for SSL-based remote access solutions has surged,” said John Girard, vice president and research director of networking at Gartner, Inc. “This announcement builds momentum for the trend for managed service providers to offer portable remote access to customers in order to cost-effectively streamline management and deployment through SSL technology.”

Fiberlink is the first U.S. company to deliver Neoteris’ SSL remote access technology to customers as part of a fully managed, secure remote access solution. This partnership enables enterprises to provide their mobile workers and business partners with the ease and ubiquity of SSL-based access that is fully integrated with their Fiberlink remote access and security solution. Enterprises are under increasing pressure to support a growing business ecosystem of satellite offices, remote and roaming employees, partners and customers without compromising security and control regardless of device or access method, and without significantly increasing costs. SSL technology gives companies the convenience of secure access to vital business data, anytime, anywhere, via a Web browser.

Fiberlink will offer Neoteris’ SSL-based Access Series* product family as a managed services option to its extensible, policy-centric platform. As the Neoteris Access Series requires no incremental client hardware or software, no changes to the LAN, and virtually no desktop support, Fiberlink’s integrated solution delivers easy-to-deploy managed remote access and security at a lower total cost of ownership than conventional methods of remote access. Combined with Fiberlink’s current offerings of IPSec virtual private network, distributed firewall, anti-virus, reporting and policy management, Fiberlink provides the most comprehensive and adaptable remote access platform to maximize business flexibility and agility in the expanding ecosystem of the global workspace.

“Our partnership with Neoteris eliminates the need for enterprises to commit to one security protocol over another,” said Skip Taylor, vice president of product marketing at Fiberlink. “Using this technology, Fiberlink integrates best-in-class SSL and IPSec solutions through a fully managed, policy-centric platform enabling customers to optimize worker productivity, mitigate business risk, and reduce total cost of ownership.”

Larry Link, vice president of sales at Neoteris, added, “A number of our customers have asked for a managed access service option when provisioning secure Web-based access. Our partnership with Fiberlink provides customers with more deployment options, as well as broadens the global reach for the Neoteris products.”

The Neoteris Access Series acts as a secure, application-layer gateway intermediating all requests between users on the public Internet and internal corporate resources. Featuring SSL/HTTPS 128-bit encryption, authentication and extensive policy controls, CIOs and IT managers are assured that their enterprise networks receive rock-solid, policy-centric security while boosting employee productivity and facilitating intelligent access to critical business and information assets. From any Internet-connected Web browser, users can access rich, Web-based enterprise applications, Java applications, file shares and access to terminal hosts, in addition to proxy access to client/server applications, such as Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes.

About Fiberlink

Fiberlink addresses the growing infrastructure complexities of enterprise access brought on by the demands of an expanding business ecosystem. Fiberlink’s Enterprise Access Services System unifies worldwide remote access, management and enforcement within existing IT policy. From employees to partners, remote offices to extranets, dial-up to wireless to broadband, Fiberlink lets any organization securely create a transparent enterprise-class access bridge to virtually any extended business opportunity. Multi-network redundancy, best-of-breed application services and support, the lowest TCO and the least impact on IT help make Fiberlink a critical partner in moving businesses forward. For the first time, companies can manage every aspect of remote, mobile or wireless access with the same rigorous policy enforcement as for local users.

With hundreds of thousands of corporate users, analyst firms such as Gartner, Burton Group and Yankee Group recognize Fiberlink as a leader and innovator in the industry. Customers such as General Electric, BMC Software, Computer Sciences Corporation, Royal Caribbean, The Gillette Company, and Sun Healthcare prove it with their business. Headquartered in Blue Bell, Pa., Fiberlink has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, see www.fiberlink.com .

About Neoteris

Neoteris Inc. is the market leader in the Application Security Gateway and SSL VPN product categories. With its Instant Virtual Extranet platform, Neoteris delivers innovative, best-of-breed security products, including the award-winning Neoteris Access Series and the Neoteris Meeting Series 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 Sunnyvale, Calif., and has international offices in London, Frankfurt, and Hyderabad, India. Go to for more information.

© 2003 Fiberlink and the Fiberlink logo are trademarks of Fiberlink and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Neoteris is a trademark of Neoteris Inc. All other brand names are trademarks of their respective partners.




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