Caveo Utilizing Sun's SSL VPN Technology for AccessAnywhere Appliance

12/11/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., the creator and leading advocate of Java[tm] technology, announced that Caveo Technology Group, a leading provider of integrated security solutions, introduced the first fully integrated, end-to-end security appliance for simplifying and securing remote access to any Web, client/server and non Web-enabled legacy application from a standard Web browser. Caveo has the unique advantage over its competitors of leveraging Sun's 22 years of UNIX(R) leadership and experience in building scalable, reliable and safe network computing infrastructures.

"By utilizing Sun's Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPN technology as the core engine of the AccessAnywhere appliance, Caveo is the first vendor to offer a solution that leverages a proven, mature security platform," said John Fanelli, senior director of Network Identity, Communications and Portal products at Sun Microsystems. "AccessAnywhere is ideal for companies looking to leverage the cost savings and simplified administration of SSL VPN's, and who understand the importance of using a security environment that has been validated by hundreds of existing customers."

Sun's proven technologies ensure that companies won't need to integrate immature technologies into their networks. AccessAnywhere integrates Web-enabling technology directly into the platform, providing remote access to any back-end legacy application without expensive software rewrites or time consuming Web application development and integration.

"By building on Sun's Solaris operating system, our customers have the security and confidence that AccessAnywhere is built on a rock-solid foundation, providing the functionality that makes remote access secure, scalable and available," said Gordon Hogg, partner, Caveo Technology Group. "The ability to mobilize CRM, SFA and ERP applications is the ultimate goal of deploying a remote access system. If you can shorten the sales cycle by mobilizing CRM to the sales force, then you have delivered a concrete return on your investment."

All-in-One Security Appliance
AccessAnywhere is a complete, fully integrated and tested system that is non-intrusive to existing IT operations. It typically requires no more than a half an hour to set up and Caveo's Customer Services Center provide a single point of contact for service and support.

The AccessAnywhere appliance integrates Sun's patented "VPN-on-demand" SSL VPN technology from Sun's Java System Portal Server, Secure Remote Access; thin-client software from Tarantella Inc.; and two-factor authentication services from RSA Security Inc. All of these best-of-breed software products are integrated on top of the Solaris[tm] operating system, based on the SunFire[tm] V210 platform. The Java System Portal Server is a key component of the Java Enterprise System, a complete standards-based platform to deliver secure network services.

"In today's always-on world, it's imperative that enterprises are able to easily and securely access the resources they need from any standard Web browser, when they need them, no matter what the platform," said Masha Khmartseva, senior analyst with The Radicati Group. "With Sun's SSL technology at the core, AccessAnywhere offers enterprises secure, anytime access at a reduced cost and on a foundation they trust."

The solution is secured with an integrated firewall, and remotely monitored. The powerful combination of these technologies in a single integrated platform is designed to overcome the limitations of Web-only SSL (secure sockets layer) technology and replace IPSec VPN's for secure remote access to any Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux, IBM AS/400 or mainframe application.

Secure "Clientless Access" to Enterprise Applications
True mobility is about providing secure information to consumers, inventory managers, executives, teachers, financial advisors, emergency medical technician -- anyone, anywhere, anytime. AccessAnywhere can enable the entire enterprise and their extended value chain of suppliers, partners and customers to access any critical business process or corporate application running on a Solaris, Linux, Microsoft Windows, IBM AS/400 or mainframe platform -- whenever and wherever, based on who they are -- all from a standard Web browser. No additional software or configuration of a remote computer is needed.

Together, Sun and Caveo are announcing a complete end-to-end remote access solution. Sun provides the open and interoperable systems and reference architecture, and Caveo integrates the best-of-breed applications, support and testing.

Pricing and Availability
The AccessAnywhere appliance is available from Caveo starting at $32,995 for Web, client/server and thin-client access. Caveo offers a Sun lease starting at $1,500 per month for the base appliance. For more information visit: or call (905) 361-2853. (All prices are U.S. list price)

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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