Aventail Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of SSL VPN Magic Quadrant 3Q 2006
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Aventail Corporation (www.aventail.com) is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the recently released Gartner North American SSL VPN Magic Quadrant report for 3Q 2006. According to Gartner, Inc., "Leaders are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction, and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market."

The 3Q 2006 report is based on vendor performance for 2005 through September 2006. It evaluates the companies based on multiple criteria relating to execution and vision.

"SSL VPNs have become the de facto standard for secure access, and Aventail is proud to lead this market and deliver increasingly capable and easy to use solutions to our customers," said Evan Kaplan, president and CEO, Aventail. "Aventail will continue to aggressively develop new capabilities and bring to market our vision for enterprise application controllers."

1 Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q06. Publication Date: 27 December 2006. John Girard. Research ID# G00144950.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted Dec. 27, 2006, by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Aventail

Aventail is the best-of-breed remote access company. Aventail delivered the first SSL VPN solution in 1997 and today is a market leader, delivering a remote access control solution that is the easiest to use and easiest to control. Aventail SSL VPN appliances provide users with transparent, clientless access to more applications from more devices via any network environment. For network managers, Aventail delivers a single secure access gateway for all users, internal and external, to all network resources with complete security. With more than 2.5 million end users around the globe, Aventail is the SSL VPN of choice among mid-sized to large-sized organizations worldwide, including AT&T, Chicago Housing Authority, DePaul University, DuPont, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), IBM Global Services, James Richardson International, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Overlake Hospital, Radiology Ltd., and Sanyo. For more information, go to www.aventail.com.


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