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BANGALORE, –17 Apr 2005 – Sun Microsystems India Pvt Ltd and PortWise AB announced today that they are entering a sales, marketing and technology partnership, to deliver a Linux-based SSL VPN appliance This agreement will provide end-to-end Secure Application Access for remote workers, partners and customers across the country.

“Employees, partners and customers are demanding more flexible working practices” says Kaushik Thakkar, VP Asia Sales, PortWise. “For those customers who are looking for a best-of-breed plug and play appliance, the combination of PortWise SSL VPN, strong authentication and identity management software with Sun’s leading hardened platform delivers the highest levels of security for remotely accessing applications as well as helps reduce the cost and management complexity often associated with such solutions.”

“This partnership with PortWise further extends the capabilities of JES, making it the smart system of choice for end-user customers. Customers will benefit tremendously from the scalability and flexibility of the SSL VPN appliance from Sun and PortWise, which offers lower total cost of ownership compared to traditional solutions, with unique end-to-end security features,” said M Baba Sam, Head Aliances Sun Microsystems India, Pvt. Ltd.
The Sun Fire V20z appliance is the industry’s most advanced set of Internet security technologies. This appliance is not only easy to deploy, but offers a user-friendly user interface, one-click VPN deployment and one-click certificate for strong authentication. Besides this, the solution also offers a low total cost of ownership and investment protection.

“Providing 7x24 global access to outsourced applications is our business,” says Mitish Chitnavis, Head-Information Security, MphasiS. “With the new SSL VPN from Sun & PortWise, we have been able to deploy a worldwide solution which allows us to grant users secure application access depending on their physical location, the device they are using, and their authentication mechanism. Scalability and Manageability were our two key purchasing criteria, and the SSL VPN appliance from Sun and PortWise exceeded all our expectations.”
The Sun/PortWise SSL VPN appliance is available immediately to Sun’s Indian Customers. Pricing starts at $ 6500.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Sun Contact
Shalini Kaul
Marcom and PR Manager
Sun Microsystems India Pvt. Ltd.
Ph: 080 – 56930600

About PortWise
PortWise offers a comprehensive and integrated software platform delivering secure access to all applications from any device in any geographic location. The holistic approach addresses the 6A’s of secure application access: Assessment, Authentication, Authorization, Access, Audit and Abolish. PortWise was recently cited in Gartner Group’s SSL VPN Magic Quadrant as a technology visionary. PortWise are an international software company with offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, United States, India, Singapore and partners across Europe, Asia and North America.
Further details can be found at

Monique Chambers
Devonshire Marketing
+44 870 240 7995

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