Internet Access: Novell and Aventail to Provide Secure IP Traffic for Corporate Extranets; Aventail To Be The First Extranet Vendor to Support BorderManager Enterprise Edition 3 Suite – Company Business and Marketing
Realizing customers must extend their enterprise across corporate boundaries, Aventail Corporation, the leading provider of Extranet Management and Security (EMS) software, and Novell, Inc., the leader in directory-enabled network and security management solutions, jointly announced that all existing and new Novell BorderManager Enterprise Edition 3 customers will be able to secure all TCP/IP-based extranet traffic by utilizing Aventail’s client software, Aventail Connect. This partnership reflects Aventail’s commitment with Novell to provide industry-leading security solutions. “our partnership with Aventail reinforces our commitment to provide leading partner security products that work seamlessly with BorderManager Enterprise Edition,” stated Patrick Harr, director of Internet product marketing for Novell. “Combining BorderManager Enterprise Edition’s leading directory-enabled security features — firewall, VPN, authentication and caching services — with Aventail Connect’s best-of-breed extranet security client delivers an unmatched security solution for our enterprise customers implementing extranets.” Extending BorderManager with Aventail For Secure Extranet Communications The firewall component, offered in BorderManager Enterprise Edition, interoperates with Aventail Connect to secure network access for customers, suppliers, vendors and other remote users over the Internet. By utilizing SoCKS v5 technology in BorderManager and SoCKS v5 client from Aventail, corporations can now secure all applications that are IP-based, including legacy host, mainframe, Java, CoRBA-based, custom corporate, and client/server applications from vendors such as SAP (NYSE:SAP), BAAN (Nasdaq:BAANF), oracle (Nasdaq:oRCL), and PeopleSoft (Nasdaq:PSFT). In addition, corporate users who are working within a third-party’s organization can communicate seamlessly through disparate firewalls using MultiProxy, one of the latest features of Aventail Connect. Users can traverse one firewall through the standard HTTP port for Web traffic and enter their BorderManager firewall through the open SoCKS port. Aventail Connect also extends Novell’s security with support for username/password authentication and SSL encryption. “We’re excited to work with Novell’s BorderManager Enterprise Edition suite for secure extranet deployments and look forward to further integration with NDS, LDAP and PKI environments,” stated Rob Spence, director of product marketing for Aventail Corporation. “This relationship opens up new opportunities for BorderManager customers by allowing them to extend communication out to partners utilizing the functionalities of Aventail Connect.” A Comprehensive Solution for Securing the Extended Enterprise Based on Aventail’s award-winning VPN client, Aventail Connect makes no modifications to the desktop and allows seamless traversal of firewalls on any corporate network including Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (Nasdaq:CHKPF) Firewall-1/VPN-1, Axent Technologies’ (Nasdaq:AXNT) Raptor Firewall, Novell’s BorderManager Firewall 3 and IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) eNetwork Firewall. Aventail Connect is available on all Windows platforms including Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT Workstation. Aventail Connect is available through Aventail’s worldwide sales team and Aventail’s Extranet Advantage VAR partners. Novell BorderManager Enterprise Edition 3 is a complete Internet security management suite that enables businesses to leverage the power of Novell Directory Services (NDS) on NetWare, UNIX and NT networks. This standards-based suite allows organizations of all sizes to cost-effectively deploy industry leading firewall, virtual private networking (VPN), authentication and caching services for comprehensive security protection. Taking advantage of tight integration with NDS, BorderManager Enterprise Edition is the first security management solution to deliver secure single sign-on for users accessing confidential company information from any location — the Internet, intranet or extranet. Aventail is at the forefront of providing EMS software solutions that allow organizations to securely extend their enterprise applications to strategic partners, suppliers, customers, consultants, and other key individuals. Aventail’s extranet solutions enable organizations to increase competitive advantage, raise profits, and leverage investments in existing and future enterprise systems. With a strong reputation for providing highly secure and easy-to-manage software solutions, Aventail has received numerous industry awards from publications and industry analyst firms such as Giga Information Group, InfoWorld, Network Computing, LAN Times, BYTE Magazine, Software Digest, and Computer Reseller News. Aventail Corporation is privately held and headquartered in Seattle. For more information on the company or to download a trial version of its solutions, visit the company at www.aventail.com, or contact the company directly at 206/215-1111, 877-AVENTAIL, or email@example.com. Information on Aventail can also be obtained through Yahoo, Infoseek, Lycos, and Excite. Novell, Inc. is the world’s largest network software company and the leader in directory-enabled network solutions. Novell solutions make networks more manageable and secure and reduce the total cost of ownership for organizations of every kind and size. Novell’s worldwide channel, developer, education and technical support programs are the most extensive in the network computing industry. FMI: www.novell.com.
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