"While a basic SEA Tsunami appliance costs about the same as
a basic system from other SSL VPN vendors, the SafeWeb pricing model
generally delivers greater customer value. Instead of charging separately
for many features needed by most organizations - like support for
email, intranet/extranet applications, terminal services, and 3rd
party authentication, SafeWeb includes this core functionality in
its basic system. That can mean big savings for its customers."
Breakaway Marketing Group
"With this new release (version 4.0), SafeWeb is continuing
to narrow the gap between SSL VPN capability and IPSec VPN functionality.
By bolstering the capabilities in Tsunami, the company is expanding
the set of solutions available to customers without foisting complex
software deployments on IT managers. The set of users who need proprietary
IPSec client software is continuing to shrink."
Research Directory for Secuirty and Privacy
"SafeWeb is an experienced player in the emerging secure Web-based
remote access market. Their strong technical background will help
push them to the top in a market that we expect will be fast growing
"Companies that long to simplify their systems, but face thorny
issues of complexity, cost and long rollout time when implementing
VPN and secure extranet systems, have a new ally. SafeWeb's SEA
allows organizations to securely share corporate applications across
networking boundaries over traditional VPNs and extranets in a streamlined
Technical Analyst, eWEEK Labs
Reprinted from www.eweek.com, March 31,2002 with permission.
Copyright © 2002 Ziff-Davis Media Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"SafeWeb's SEA Tsunami solves the paradox of granting remote
users sufficient secure access to enable them to perform their jobs
efficiently, without forcing administrators to relinquish control
of the network. It takes the pain and frustration out of remote
access for both end-users and administrators alike."
Director of IT
"Our main concern is making secure remote access
available from anywhere and as simple as browsing the Web. SafeWeb's
SEA Tsunami is the best solution on the market."
Associate VP, Electronic Commerce
North American Medical Management
"SafeWeb has aggregated a series of component
security technologies into an easy-to-deploy-and manage appliance
solution. The company's SEA Tsunami provides IS buyers with a fast
path to transparent remote access to the wealth of web-based information
used by employees and partners of the enterprise."
Research Director for Security and Privacy
"Today's enterprise approaches to security are too often piecemeal
efforts, using individual modules that set and enforce different
types of security policies. These modules usually interoperate poorly,
if at all, complicating the management of an enterprise's security.
In the absence of an integrated security management system or security
middleware that integrates operations, setting parameters for one
function (such as encryption for VPNs) may even prevent other modules
from performing their tasks properly, weakening the security architecture."
The Burton Group
"SafeWeb has consistently taken innovative approaches to solving
difficult security and privacy challenges in the consumer and enterprise
markets. Technical strength and a keen focus on the user experience
differentiate SafeWeb in this new space."
President and CEO
"Increasingly, organizations are seeking remote access mechanisms
that are more flexible and easier to support than traditional IPSec
VPN access. Web-based remote access mechanisms certainly fall into
this category, as only a Web browser is required for access."
Senior Research Analyst
"Before deploying an IPSec-based VPN, enterprises should analyze
the applications that will be carried over it. If all applications
are browser- or HTTP-based, an SSL-based solution will be less expensive
and more secure than an IPSec tunnel."
Source: Gartner, Inc. "The Information Security Hype Cycle",
V. Wheatman, J. Pescatore, Nov 2002.
Gartner Dataquest predicts that the worldwide security software
market will grow to $4.3 billion this year, up 18 percent from $3.6
billion in 2001.
"Analysts: Security's where the money is," by Robert
Lemos, Staff Writer, CNET News.com, found on www.cnet.com
"As IP VPNs have matured, the rub against them has shifted
from issues surrounding security to the amount of complexity involved
in deploying and maintaining them. The security is there for IP
VPNs to reach their full potential in the world of business-to-business
communications, but manageability must significantly improve. Complexity
negatively impacts the enterprise in terms of added cost, in the
form of added time and expertise."
Director of Consulting
"A promising alternative to extranets and VPNs are Web-based
appliances that utilize application-level security technology, such
as SafeWeb's Tsunami. These appliances can create plug-and-play
virtual extranets that greatly reduce the hassle of providing secure
access to corporate network resources."
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