Caymas Systems launches, announcing management team, $37M funding, and new products -- Identity-Driven Access Gateways

October 11, 2004

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Caymas Systems formally launched the company today, unveiling the management team, $37 million in funding, over thirty deployed enterprise customers, and the Caymas Identity-Driven Access Gateways based on a patent-pending Identity-Tagging and Control architecture.

Caymas Systems was founded in 2002 to give extended enterprises the ability to safely and securely extend their information assets. The company's Identity-Driven Access Gateways are the first solutions to give enterprises the power to control all access to their information assets by uniquely leveraging the identity of internal and external users, devices, and applications.

"Before beginning any product development, we traveled around the world and interviewed more than 300 CIOs," said Terence Brown, president and CEO of Caymas Systems. "We wanted to develop solutions that spoke to the real access pain points of medium and large enterprises. Our Caymas 220, 318, and 525 Gateways fill the gap that exists between the single purpose, limited VPN access products at the low end and the expensive overkill of access control software products at the high end. Over thirty customer wins in just a few months show we've struck a chord in the market."

Caymas' executive management team comes from senior positions at Cisco, Hewlett Packard, and Internet Security Systems (ISS). The company has more than 75 employees nationwide with expertise in networking, enterprise applications, security, and servers. Terence Brown, Caymas co-founder and its president and CEO, was most recently a business unit vice president and general manager at Cisco Systems. He led the seven site, 900 employee marketing, engineering and advanced product development teams for the industry's first Layer 1 - 3 multiservice optical networking product line. Mr. Brown was vice president of field operations at Cerent Corporation from 1997 through 1999, leading the company's marketing, sales and customer service, and playing an integral role in Cisco's $7 billion acquisition of the company.

In a separate release:

PETALUMA, Calif. -- Caymas Systems today unveiled the first Identity-Driven Access Gateways. With the Caymas 220, 318, and 525 enterprises can, for the first time, enable, control, secure, and audit internal and external access to enterprise data and applications by using the unique identity of users, devices, and resources. At a time when enterprises face a business imperative to share their corporate data and applications with customers, business partners, contractors, and internal and remote employees, Caymas provides unprecedented control and high performance access at a radically economical price.

The Caymas Gateways are the only solutions to provide comprehensive universal access: both internal and external to the corporation, enforce differentiated access policies, integrate end-to-end application level security from the desktop to the application, and provide fine-grained auditing and logging of all activity for regulatory and legal compliance. Caymas Access Gateways are deployed for remote and mobile user access, business partner extranet access, and internal LAN access control.

Caymas' Access Gateways are based on the company's patent-pending Identity Tagging and Control Architecture, which includes Caymas' high performance custom silicon and ultra secure, custom software operating system, CaymOS. This unique intellectual property delivers radically economical pricing, extensive scalability for both internal and external access applications, and the highest levels of security for perimeter, LAN, data center, and DMZs. The Gateways seamlessly integrate with the existing enterprise Identity infrastructure.

Caymas Systems Inc.

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