SOURCE: AEP Networks

January 22, 2007 09:00 ET

AEP NACpoint Now Shipping

SOMERSET, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- AEP Networks, the leader in policy-based networking, today announced general availability of its new Network Admission Control solution. The AEP NACpoint™ appliance protects networked resources against attack from unknown users and devices by authenticating users requesting LAN access, performing a node posture validation scan of clients, and placing offending clients in quarantine and enabling remediation.

The NACpoint solution is ideal for securing wireless access, wired guest/conference room access, and shared workspaces. It includes features such as:

--  Agent or Agentless Remote Vulnerability Assessments and Quarantine:
    Checks for antivirus software, firewalls, operating systems, anti-spyware,
    registry and patch levels via schedule or on-demand -- all without
    requiring admin rights on the client machine.
--  Automatic Segmentation and Quarantine: Assigns users to network
    segments or quarantine based on identity, assessment results and
    enforcement policies.
--  Automated or Assisted User Remediation: Eliminates core
    vulnerabilities while reducing the burden on IT staff.
--  Enforcement at the Switch or Wireless Access Points (WAP): Integrates
    with any managed Layer 2 switch or WAP, and can automatically shut down
    conference room or WAP ports when needed.
    
The AEP NACpoint is available now via AEP channel partners worldwide.

About AEP Networks

AEP Networks offers a comprehensive Policy Networking solution that provides complete security starting at the endpoints and working throughout a network -- from the edge to the core. AEP's integrated portfolio of security products includes network admission control enforcement points, identity-based application security gateways, SSL VPNs, high assurance IPSec-based VPN encryptors, and hardware security modules for key management. Our products address the most demanding security requirements of public-sector organizations and commercial enterprises internationally. The company is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, with offices worldwide.

AEP Networks, the AEP Networks logo, and NACpoint are trademarks of AEP Networks, Inc., with registration pending in the United States. Netilla, SmartGate, SmartPass and SmartAdmin are registered trademarks of AEP Networks, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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