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Twingo, Aventail Team On SSL VPNs

Desktop security provider Twingo Systems inked a deal Monday with Aventail to integrate its end-point security agents with Aventail's SSL VPNs.

Twingo's downloadable software agents now interoperate with Aventail's EX-1500 SSL VPN appliance to offer secure clientless VPN access to file shares and Web and client applications, the company said.

"We've found that most VPN or authentication server products do not look at how to protect remote machines," said Reza Malekzadeh, president and co-founder of Twingo, Mountain View, Calif. The technology doesn't know anything about that machine or have administrative privileges to protect or reboot the machine.

By downloading Twingo's software, a person's transactions on a remote kiosk at a conference, for example, are encrypted, and once the transaction--whether it be checking e-mail or downloading files--is completed, the information is erased from the disk by the agent, along with the user's password.

"People walk away from machines after closing out, not realizing that the next person can go in and steal whatever information they were just looking at," Malekzadeh said. "Others are realizing the risks with more and more remote users and are actually not allowing employees to access e-mail or sensitive information from the road. I know banks are blocking employees from doing this."

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