June 9, 2003

Neoteris And NetIQ Create First SSL Access Solution With Sophisticated Reporting And Analysis Of Audit Log Raw Data

Relationship Enables Seamless Interoperability with Popular NetIQ Products; Neoteris Adds NetIQ to Leading Technology Partnership Base


Press Release

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.

Neoteris, Inc., the leading instant secure application access vendor, today announced that NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, has joined the Neoteris technology Partner Program ensuring interoperability and world-class support for joint customers. This relationship provides customers of these two technology leaders with the first integrated reporting and analysis solution for SSL-based access deployments. Customers can now easily analyze data from Neoteris' rich audit and usage logs through NetIQ reports, allowing administrators to monitor how employees, partners, and customers are accessing and usingspecific applications, while also providing an audit trail of activity.

Neoteris Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) products authorize and log all resource requests and actions at the application layer, as opposed to the network layer, providing a wealth of useful data that can be used by information security managers. Instead of comparatively irrelevant network-layer traffic data, the Neoteris IVE captures detailed information on what applications and resources are being accessed, for how long, at what time of day, and by how many users. Because of the large volume of data reported, manual analysis of raw audit logs can be time consuming and difficult. Through this partnership, the NetIQ web analytics and security reporting solutions can parse the event data contained in an IVE log file and transform it into reports for analysis, enabling network administrators to proactively and efficiently eliminate potential network issues and risks before they arise.

"NetIQ provides enterprises with the tools to analyze invaluable information regarding network usage and Web traffic, and our partnership with Neoteris will allow us to offer even more detailed information to customers," said Matt Dircks, NetIQ vice president of Security Management Products. "Because Neoteris offers application-layer access, the IVE creates a sophisticated audit trail that provides detailed information for network and security administrators. Our customer value proposition is enhanced due to the greater granularity of log data now available through this integration with Neoteris."

"Through our relationship with NetIQ, enterprises now have a cost-effective, secure means to access and fully utilize our detailed logging capabilities," said Neoteris Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Jason Matlof. "Our enterprise customers value the depth and granularity of our logging capabilities, and now they are able to very easily extend these logs to leading products in the reporting and analytics industry. We are pleased to offer this certified NetIQ product integration to our joint customers."

Neoteris introduced a novel category of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)-based secure access appliances in 2001 that changed the way organizations provision remote access to their private network resources. Through the Neoteris Access Series of IVE appliances, authorized users can gain secure remote access to network resources from any standard Web browser. As a result, users are no longer constrained to use specific machines or to work from designated locations; they can work from anywhere that they can access an Internet connection and a Web browser. This improves the end-user experience, as well as dramatically reduces the learning curve associated with implementing a new technology. Additionally, there is no need to install, configure, or maintain a client, minimizing complexity and hassle. Given the reduced support overhead implied, IT human and capital resources can be re-allocated to other areas.

Numerous independent authorities have recognized Neoteris' leadership in the SSL VPN security product category. Gartner, Inc., named Neoteris as a market leader in its 1H'03 SSL VPN Magic Quadrant report. With more than 33 percent of the global SSL VPN product revenue, In-tat/MDR named Neoteris as the market share leader in its Application-Layer SSL VPN rankings. In addition, Frost & Sullivan named Neoteris as the Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in 2003.

About the Neoteris Technology Partner Program The Neoteris Technology Partner Program provides a forum whereby today's leading enterprise applications, security infrastructures and networking technologies are tested for interoperability with Neoteris' IVE, ensuring enterprises can deliver access to their most critical information resources to employees, customers and partners. Neoteris and its technology partners support the secure information access needs of their customers. For more information or to join the program, see http://www.neoteris.com/partners/tech_partners.html.

Neoteris IVE Secure Access Appliances

The Neoteris Access(tm) Series provides enterprise-class secure access to network resources for remote employees, customers, and partners. Contrary to traditional access technologies, there is no client software to install because Neoteris leverages SSL for secure, controlled access to resources via any Web browser. The Access appliances also eliminate the need to secure or harden servers, or make changes to existing infrastructure. The result is a more cost effective, secure access solution that is easy for customers to deploy and simple for end-users to operate.

Neoteris Access appliances provide application-layer access, stringent access controls, and granular auditing and reporting capabilities to further minimize IT headaches and security concerns. Additionally, the IVE platform offers enterprise-class high availability and performance scalability options, so secure access can be deployed on a wide scale without worrying about user downtime, lost productivity or network performance. Neoteris IVE appliances have passed rigorous security audits by TruSecure Corporation, Cryptography Research, Inc., and security and forensic computing expert Dan Farmer. The products have also won numerous awards as an innovative and compelling access solution, helping enterprises increase efficiency and productivity.

About Neoteris

Neoteris, Inc. is the leading instant secure application access vendor. With its Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform, Neoteris delivers innovative, best-of-breed security products, including the award-winning Neoteris Access Series of 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 Mountain View, Calif., and has international offices in London, Frankfurt, and Hyderabad, India. Go to for more information.

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