Aventail ST2, a new addition to the VPN market

Aventail announced that Aventail ST2, the latest version of its leading SSL VPN remote access platform, will be available in August. Aventail ST2 makes it easier than ever for organizations to control remote access with unique new features in three key areas that detect the identity and security of the end point, protect applications through granular access controls, and connect users securely to applications.

Aventail ST2 is the only remote access solution with universal access through one gateway, a seamless user experience, and central management for all access methods. Aventail ST2 SSL VPNs secure access from devices running Windows, Windows Mobile, Linux, and Macintosh, and enable complete reach to all network resources with granular policy and bi-directional access controls.

ST2 offers unique new features to detect, protect, and connect:

– Aventail ST2 detects better with its unique Device Watermarking, allowing certificate-based identification of managed Windows and Windows Mobile devices for added security or fast revocation should a device be lost or stolen.
– ST2 protects better with Quarantine Zones that can redirect users whose devices do not match the security requirements for access to a page that displays customized remediation information.
– ST2 connects better with its new Connect Tunnelâ„? Service Edition, the first SSL VPN to enable secure application-to-application access for Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP. This is ideal for branch offices or remote applications that need to transmit information on a scheduled basis.

Availability and Pricing

Aventail ST2 SSL VPN will be generally available August 2006, distributed via Aventail’s worldwide channel of resellers and service providers. Pricing starts at $3,995 for the Aventail EX-750, a full-featured SSL VPN appliance tailored to small to mid-sized enterprises; $9,995 for the Aventail EX-1600, an enterprise-class solution tailored for mid-sized enterprises; and $22,995 for the Aventail EX-2500, a scalable, enterprise-class solution, integrating high availability and load-balancing support.

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