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uRoam Announces FirePass Release 3.5; SAP Chooses uRoam

uRoam's SSL VPN Delivers Secure, Instant Web-based Remote Access To Widest Range Of Enterprise Applications; New Version of FirePass Software Offers Advanced Automation And Control
uRoam Inc., the leading provider of automated, web-based remote access solutions, today announced the availability of FirePass software release 3.5 for the FirePass 1000/4000 server, an SSL VPN (virtual private network) appliance that delivers unprecedented automation and control while providing access to the industry's widest range of enterprise applications. FirePass release 3.5 delivers dynamic policy-based access for greater security and organizational control, automated user logon for easier application access, and complete integration with the existing security infrastructure. Organizations such as SAP, the world's leading provider of business software solutions, have adopted uRoam's advanced remote access solution to enhance the productivity of its global field-force operations. Other recent uRoam customers include Federal Express, Ball Corporation, and Unicef.

SAP America, Inc. Chooses uRoam for Ubiquitous Remote Access

SAP America selected uRoam's FirePass to enhance both sales force and consultant productivity by allowing instant, secure access to a complete range of corporate applications. For example, the sales team can check pricing, send email, and demonstrate both client/server and next-generation, web-based CRM applications from client locations via a simple browser-based web connection. Consultants stationed at client sites can access the applications they need to productively support the clients and themselves. The uRoam solution supplements IPSec-based solutions, which did not offer this level of automated remote access.

"As the recognized leader in providing business software solutions, SAP strives to optimize its field-force productivity with solutions that safely deliver complete and instant access to a comprehensive suite of client/server and web connectivity applications running on the SAP corporate network," said John Harford, director of IT Enterprise Network Services at SAP America, Inc. "After evaluating the leading SSL VPN companies, we selected uRoam for its unique ability to deliver secure, browser-based access to the mission-critical applications required by our worldwide sales and consulting organizations."

uRoam Adds Unprecedented Automation and Control to FirePass 3.5

FirePass release 3.5 provides instant access to the widest range of enterprise applications, unprecedented access control and productivity gains for both users and IT staff.

  • Web-based Access to the Most Enterprise Applications
    The FirePass client/server connector now supports FTP and Exchange clusters, and the VPN connector supports split tunneling and non-disruptive failover, providing access to any network application from any location. These enhancements allow organizations to provide instant access for workforce and business partners working outside the corporate firewall.
  • Dynamic Policy-based Access For Unprecedented Control
    FirePass release 3.5 features dynamic assignment of access policies based on the system used for remote access. This enables a single user to receive access to:
    • Formatted email and file access from cell phones.
    • Formatted email, file access and Intranet access from PDAs.
    • Access to email, Intranet, and files from a kiosk.
    • Full or restricted access to applications and services, including SSL VPN support, based on user's digital certificate.
  • Advanced Automation Offers Easier Access and Productivity Gains
    FirePass does not require any pre-installed client software. Release 3.5 adds automatic log-on to terminal and file servers, eliminates redundant authentication when appropriate and safe, and extends network drive mappings to remote PCs. With these new usability features, FirePass release 3.5 further increases end-user productivity and decreases the IT overhead required to support remote access to a comprehensive suite of enterprise applications.
  • Seamless Integration with Existing Security Infrastructure
    FirePass release 3.5 offers additional integration with both LDAP directories and Windows Domains, allowing automatic enrollment of users or direct import of groups and users. Simple text files can also be used to automate large-scale, batch enrollment. By supporting these management directories, uRoam ensures its customers can make the most of their existing infrastructure while automating user authorization for the most appropriate levels of access. By supporting existing data sources, uRoam helps customers improve IT productivity by eliminating redundancy.

FirePass 3.5 Availability and Pricing

The FirePass 1000/4000 server with software release 3.5 is available now from uRoam's direct sales force or from an authorized uRoam Advantage Partner or Reseller. Pricing begins at $11,000. Contact uRoam at 888-722-2401 or 408-331-3900 for the nearest representative or for details on how to become a uRoam Advantage Partner.

FirePass supports a wide variety of integration options with existing enterprise infrastructures, including RADIUS servers, Windows Domains, and LDAP directories. With its clustering and failover options, FirePass can support enterprise customers operating in complex networks with stringent security requirements.

About the FirePass SSL VPN

The leading SSL VPN appliance offering automated, policy-based remote access to the widest range of enterprise applications, FirePass is the only solution that offers direct, web-based access to both network applications and individual desktop systems within the network. FirePass features robust security and integration options, including support for RSA and VASCO one-time passwords and client-side digital certificates.

About uRoam

uRoam is a leading provider of web-based remote access solutions that offer the most comprehensive application access from any location. uRoam's FirePass offers individuals and organizations fast, stable, secure access to corporate and desktop data and applications from any Internet browser, without requiring additional software or configuration on the accessing device. FirePass is the only SSL-based access solution offering all the functionality of IPSec VPNs, plus remote control of individual desktop systems. With FirePass, a single, convenient solution gives superior remote access and powerful wireless support for travelers, telecommuters, partners, and remote offices. Founded in 1998, uRoam is a privately held company based in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the uRoam Web site at


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