Exodus Selects Aventail for New Managed Extranet Service

Reseller Agreement Brings the Aventail.Net(TM) Managed Service To

Exodus Customers



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Aventail Corporation

    SEATTLE, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Aventail
 Corporation, a managed service company connecting people to applications,
 today announced that Exodus Communications(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:   EXDS) the leader
 in complex Internet hosting and managed services, will resell the
 Aventail.Net(TM) managed service through its Exodus security and application
 services.  Powered by Aventail, Exodus(R) will offer a new extranet service
 that builds and manages a secure access infrastructure for enterprises,
 allowing companies to extend Web and legacy applications to partners,
 suppliers, and customers.
     "Working with Aventail, Exodus can further its efforts to provide for all
 system and management needs for enterprises worldwide," stated
 Ellen M. Hancock, chairman and CEO of Exodus.  "By adding managed extranet
 services to our overall offering, customers can now benefit from securing all
 their applications, from the network all the way to a user's desktop.  We've
 been impressed with Aventail's successful track record in building secure
 access infrastructures for enterprises worldwide, and we welcome the
 opportunity to offer this service to our existing and future customers."
 
     Working Together for True Anywhere Access
     The Aventail.Net managed service enables critical communities, like
 business partners and mobile employees, to securely access Web and enterprise
 applications from anywhere on the Internet, whether a supplier connecting from
 their own office or a consultant relying on a client's high-speed connection.
 Exodus is the leading provider of complex Internet hosting for enterprises
 with mission-critical Internet operations, offering sophisticated system and
 network management solutions, along with Professional Services.  Through
 Exodus' new Managed Extranet Service, customers can take advantage of secure,
 anywhere access to Web and Enterprise applications, while leveraging a service
 that offers a single infrastructure and manages the entire user community.
 Companies can be assured that their security requirements are met, while
 management of users and strict enforcement of policies are governed with
 complete SLAs.
     "We're extremely pleased to be working with such an established leader in
 managed web hosting and services," stated Evan Kaplan, president and CEO of
 Aventail Corporation.  "This relationship with Exodus is yet another step
 forward for our channel strategy, helping to deliver our managed service to an
 even broader range of enterprise customers.  Aventail and Exodus together help
 ensure that customers worldwide can benefit from selecting a managed extranet
 service, delivered in as few as 10 weeks, and maintained and managed within a
 world-class hosting facility."
 
     About Aventail
     Aventail is a managed service provider of secure access infrastructure.
 The Aventail.Net managed service securely connects people to applications over
 the Internet.  Simplifying the challenges of integrating people, process and
 technology, our service delivers a single infrastructure-one place to enforce
 policy and one point of accountability.  Global leaders such as Deloitte
 Consulting, Kraft, and BP have selected the Aventail.Net managed service to
 help make employees more productive and partnerships more powerful on the
 Internet.  At the heart of the Aventail.Net managed service is our proven
 software platform, which is in production at companies such as Kodak, Boeing,
 IBM Global Services, Dupont and Rolls Royce.  Customers, analysts, and the
 press have recognized Aventail's managed service for innovation and
 excellence.
     Aventail Corporation is privately held and headquartered in Seattle,
 Washington.  For more information, please visit www.aventail.com or contact
 the company directly at 206-215-1111, 877-AVENTAIL or info@aventail.com.
 
     NOTE:  Aventail and Aventail.Net are trademarks, service marks or
 registered trademarks of Aventail Corporation.  Exodus Communications and
 Exodus are trademarks of Exodus Communications, Inc. and are registered in
 certain jurisdictions.  Other product and company names are the trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
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    SEATTLE, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Aventail
 Corporation, a managed service company connecting people to applications,
 today announced that Exodus Communications(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:   EXDS) the leader
 in complex Internet hosting and managed services, will resell the
 Aventail.Net(TM) managed service through its Exodus security and application
 services.  Powered by Aventail, Exodus(R) will offer a new extranet service
 that builds and manages a secure access infrastructure for enterprises,
 allowing companies to extend Web and legacy applications to partners,
 suppliers, and customers.
     "Working with Aventail, Exodus can further its efforts to provide for all
 system and management needs for enterprises worldwide," stated
 Ellen M. Hancock, chairman and CEO of Exodus.  "By adding managed extranet
 services to our overall offering, customers can now benefit from securing all
 their applications, from the network all the way to a user's desktop.  We've
 been impressed with Aventail's successful track record in building secure
 access infrastructures for enterprises worldwide, and we welcome the
 opportunity to offer this service to our existing and future customers."
 
     Working Together for True Anywhere Access
     The Aventail.Net managed service enables critical communities, like
 business partners and mobile employees, to securely access Web and enterprise
 applications from anywhere on the Internet, whether a supplier connecting from
 their own office or a consultant relying on a client's high-speed connection.
 Exodus is the leading provider of complex Internet hosting for enterprises
 with mission-critical Internet operations, offering sophisticated system and
 network management solutions, along with Professional Services.  Through
 Exodus' new Managed Extranet Service, customers can take advantage of secure,
 anywhere access to Web and Enterprise applications, while leveraging a service
 that offers a single infrastructure and manages the entire user community.
 Companies can be assured that their security requirements are met, while
 management of users and strict enforcement of policies are governed with
 complete SLAs.
     "We're extremely pleased to be working with such an established leader in
 managed web hosting and services," stated Evan Kaplan, president and CEO of
 Aventail Corporation.  "This relationship with Exodus is yet another step
 forward for our channel strategy, helping to deliver our managed service to an
 even broader range of enterprise customers.  Aventail and Exodus together help
 ensure that customers worldwide can benefit from selecting a managed extranet
 service, delivered in as few as 10 weeks, and maintained and managed within a
 world-class hosting facility."
 
     About Aventail
     Aventail is a managed service provider of secure access infrastructure.
 The Aventail.Net managed service securely connects people to applications over
 the Internet.  Simplifying the challenges of integrating people, process and
 technology, our service delivers a single infrastructure-one place to enforce
 policy and one point of accountability.  Global leaders such as Deloitte
 Consulting, Kraft, and BP have selected the Aventail.Net managed service to
 help make employees more productive and partnerships more powerful on the
 Internet.  At the heart of the Aventail.Net managed service is our proven
 software platform, which is in production at companies such as Kodak, Boeing,
 IBM Global Services, Dupont and Rolls Royce.  Customers, analysts, and the
 press have recognized Aventail's managed service for innovation and
 excellence.
     Aventail Corporation is privately held and headquartered in Seattle,
 Washington.  For more information, please visit www.aventail.com or contact
 the company directly at 206-215-1111, 877-AVENTAIL or info@aventail.com.
 
     NOTE:  Aventail and Aventail.Net are trademarks, service marks or
 registered trademarks of Aventail Corporation.  Exodus Communications and
 Exodus are trademarks of Exodus Communications, Inc. and are registered in
 certain jurisdictions.  Other product and company names are the trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
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