TManage Announces SSL-enabled Managed Clientless VPN Service for Remote Network Access at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2003

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Orlando, FL., October 21, 2003 – TManage, a MegaPath Networks company and a leading provider of comprehensive managed networking solutions, today announced the addition of an SSL-enabled managed clientless VPN service for remote network access. As part of a comprehensive managed solution which complements TManage’s existing IPSec-based Managed Remote Access VPN offering, distributed enterprises can now implement the SSL VPN service to easily and securely connect mobile workforces and business partners to Web-enabled applications.

The new TManage VPN solution is enabled by the Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform from Neoteris , Inc. , giving distributed enterprises secure remote access to corporate network resources via the Internet from any computer that has an SSL-enabled Web browser. TManage’s SSL VPN service will provide mobile workers secure and ubiquitous corporate information resource access while reducing IPSec VPN client support costs and enforcing application-level access control.

“Increasingly enterprises are realizing that they need both IPSec and SSL VPNs to completely fulfill their secure remote access needs,” said Eric Paulak, research vice president at Gartner, Inc. “IT departments have also discovered that designing, deploying and managing secure remote access solutions takes specialized knowledge and significant resources. Managed service providers alleviate this complexity by expertly delivering comprehensive solutions with around-the-clock support.”

TManage’s clientless SSL VPN service utilizes extensive encryption, authentication and policy control mechanisms to ensure strong enterprise network security while increasing worker productivity through “anytime-anywhere” access to mission critical business information. In most cases no reconfiguration of the corporate firewall is required because it uses the standard SSL port that is configured to allow network traffic in enterprise networks.

“SSL-based VPNs fill a specific need that more traditional IPSec-based VPNs do not – the need for support cost reductions and ease-of-use security improvements for certain users,” said John Moshier, senior vice president of customer solutions at TManage. “After several months of evaluation, testing and development, and with increasing customer interest in such a solution, we selected Neoteris’ market-leading IVE platform to deliver our initial SSL-based Remote Access VPN service.”

Larry Link, vice president of sales at Neoteris, added, “Partnering with an industry leader such as TManage underscores our commitment to having a strong managed service offering. We are confident that TManage’s proven solutions, processes and support capabilities are ideal for meeting the complete end-to-end remote networking needs of our joint customers.”

About Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the IT industry’s largest and most strategic conference, providing business leaders with a look at the future of IT. For more than 10,000 IT professionals from the world’s leading enterprises, Gartner’s annual Symposium/ITxpo events are key components of their annual planning efforts. Attendees are responsible for more than $35 billion in IT spending for their respective companies, and rely on Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to gain insight into how their organizations can use technology to address business challenges and improve operational efficiency. For more information, please visit www.gartner.com/us/symposiumorlando.

About Neoteris
Neoteris, Inc. is the market leader in the Application Security Gateway and SSL VPN product categories, with more than 550 enterprise customers and one million users worldwide. 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 Japan, Korea, London, Frankfurt, and Hyderabad, India. It should be noted that on Oct. 6 NetScreen Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: NSCN) announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neoteris. Go to for more information.

About TManage, a MegaPath Networks Company
MegaPath Networks Inc. is a leading provider of managed networking solutions for securely and cost-effectively connecting branch offices, mobile workers and home-based workers to centralized corporate resources. As a privately held company headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, MegaPath delivers integrated end-to-end managed access, VPN and security services to a broad array of distributed enterprises, ranging from large manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, restaurant chains, retailers and financial institutions, to smaller insurance firms and real estate offices. MegaPath’s passion for customer care and product excellence is reflected in its award-winning managed services and top industry- and user-rated technical support and sales associates.




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