SOURCE: Napera Networks

November 16, 2008 19:00 ET

Napera Networks Expands Operations in Asia and Signs Distribution Partnership With 3ntity Berhad

Napera Partners With 3ntity Berhad to Bring Its Affordable Network Access Control Solution to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Malaysia and the Region

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA and SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2008) - Napera Networks (www.napera.com), a company dedicated to helping small and medium-sized enterprises succeed at network security, today announced a new partnership with 3ntity Berhad (http://www.3ntity.com), one of Asia's leading enterprise application solution providers and value added distributors. Through this new alliance, Napera is rolling out its partner program in Malaysia and working with 3ntity to provide network access control products and services to the region's small and medium-sized enterprises. Napera complements 3ntity's current portfolio of network and security products, enabling its partners to deliver comprehensive solutions to their customers.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with 3ntity, which has a strong reputation in network security and a complementary portfolio of solutions and partners," said Mark Stevens, regional vice president for Asia Pacific, Napera Networks. "Small and medium-sized enterprises are underserved in the network access control market, which is why we purpose-built our solution for these companies to help them succeed in network security."

The Napera network access control product differentiates itself in the market with its software as a service model that includes the Napera N24 appliance and MyNapera.com management service in a single solution. Designed for the SME, Napera uniquely addresses computer health for Windows and Macintosh, identity enforcement, and guest access. Napera works with 802.11 wireless access points to enforce authentication over Wi-Fi and to ensure controlled guest access via wireless networks. Napera leverages existing infrastructure and directly integrates with Microsoft's Network Access Protection technology to simplify deployment and administration. The MyNapera.com service provides real-time visibility, reporting, and logging, without requiring any local servers.

"With small and medium-sized enterprises comprising over 90 percent of Malaysia's business environment, there is continued need for solutions that are tailor built for these companies," said Kho Han Mien, CEO, 3ntity Berhad. "The Napera solution addresses an immediate customer need for greater network control and security, and it does so easily and affordably, while integrating with existing infrastructure and other security products."

Napera just launched a new version of its network access control solution, integrating additional security functionality, including a network firewall, DHCP Server and remote access VPN, as well as enhanced management features. With this launch, Napera enables secure network access from anywhere and removes the need to deploy multiple security products. Customers can use the single Napera solution to control access and enforce identity for all users, whether they are working remotely or on the local area network, across wired and wireless environments.

--  Remote Access VPN:  Extends Napera's wired and wireless network access
    control to cover remote users with VPN tunneling and endpoint health checks
    via Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP). The first VPN protocol
    Napera is supporting is PPTP (point-to-point tunneling protocol), which is
    included by default in Microsoft Windows and also available for both Linux
    and Mac OS X. Napera will be supporting other VPN protocols in future
    releases.
--  Integrated Edge Security: Includes a built-in, stateful Internet
    firewall and DHCP server, providing essential security functions in a
    single solution managed through MyNapera.com. This removes the need for IT
    managers to deploy additional firewall appliances or servers in small and
    branch offices.
--  Enhanced "In the Cloud" Management:  Multiple Administrator Log-on
    feature allows IT teams to share management responsibility and easily track
    configuration changes.  A Configuration Snapshot capability provides
    automatic online backup and recovery of appliance configurations.
    

Founded by former executives from WatchGuard and other networking companies, Napera is delivering on an aggressive product roadmap to provide partners with a complete portfolio of products and services for the SME market. In addition, every partner is backed by expert technical, sales training, and marketing guidance. Interested channel partners can receive information online about the Napera Advantage Partner Program at www.napera.com/partners or by sending email to sales@napera.com. Malaysian partners are encouraged to contact 3ntity directly at infosales@3ntity.com.

About 3ntity

3ntity is one of Asia's leading enterprise application solution providers, powering some of the most successful enterprises and government agencies in this region, including Fortune 500 & Fortune 1000 companies, multi-national corporations (MNCs), blue-chip clienteles and small & medium enterprises. 3ntity addresses its customers' operational and process needs through a comprehensive service provision that includes software, consultancy, rapid application development tools and maintenance. 3ntity is also a leading distributor of networking, wireless, and business productivity tools, working with resellers and companies throughout Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and other countries in the region.

About Napera Networks

Napera Networks helps small and medium-sized enterprises succeed at network security. Napera offers a line of integrated network access control products and Web services that ensure only healthy computers and authorized users access the network. With Napera, IT professionals can confidently allow worker mobility, wireless networking, and guest Internet and printer access, while keeping the network safe and secure. Napera is the only network access control solution that is purpose-built for the SME but with enterprise-class performance and security. For more information, go to www.napera.com.

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