SOURCE: NeoAccel

September 19, 2006 10:26 ET

NeoAccel Unveils NAM-Plus™ Network Access Control Product With Unique Layer 2 Through 7 Application Access Control

Secure NAC Appliance Joins Best-of-Breed SSL VPN-Plus™ in High-Performance NeoAccel Product Family

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- INTEROP -- NeoAccel, a pioneering innovator of next-generation Internet security solutions, announced its new Network Access Manager, NAM-Plus™. NAM-Plus enables intelligent, high-performance network infrastructures that can identify users and their computers, perform security checks, and grant access to specific destinations, resources, and applications based on user and machine identity, as well as the results of an End-Point Security audit. NeoAccel's new NAM-Plus is superior to other vendors' first-generation NAC technologies because of its unique Layer 2 through 7 application access control for access TO specific applications BY specific users FROM specific systems.

NeoAccel's NAM-Plus combines an extremely high-performance policy engine, with 802.1x NAC domains that enable enterprises to enforce security policies across departments and other user groups. NAM-Plus provides enterprise-class control of all Layer 2 through 7 access to local and remote network resources with advanced functionality including end-point user and host authentication, end-point and host security audits, remediation access and resource access control.

Breaches in network security, both from outside and within, compel IT departments to deploy Network Access Control. Only NAM-Plus enables network security deployments that scale and perform across the enterprise for remote and wireless users as well as internal users while providing comprehensive access control down to the application.

Secure access control for employees working remotely or in the office is a cornerstone of an enterprise's NAC strategy. The industry is converging on the SSL VPN and NAC combination as the core platform for deploying remote access security. NeoAccel's SSL VPN-Plus™ combined with NAM-Plus establishes encrypted security domains through its integrated NAM-Plus Gatekeeper and NAM-Plus Trust Agent. This ensures policy-based network access control to discover and prevent malware outbreaks, insider abuse, unauthorized users or non-compliant client systems, as well as fine-grained control of access to applications.

If the NAM-Plus Trust Agent discovers vulnerabilities on the user's machine, the NAM-Plus Gatekeeper maintains the quarantine of the client system and automatically initiates the necessary remediation -- including installation of security software, patches or other policy compliance -- before the user is connected to the network for access to private resources. The design philosophy is that all end-points are placed in network quarantine permitting communication only with the NeoAccel Gatekeeper until they (host and user) are authenticated and security audited. Defined policies for that host/user with the current security audit rating determine which network resident resources they are permitted to access.

"Enterprises can now execute their NAC strategies with full confidence in the security, scalability and performance of the infrastructure," said Michel Susai, Chairman and CEO of NeoAccel. "Only the SSL VPN-Plus and NAM-Plus combination allows enterprise-class security for remote and wireless access to achieve what experts have termed the holy grail of pervasive network security."

Pricing and Availability

NeoAccel's NAM-Plus will be available in October 2006 as a security appliance for the enterprise, or as a security-hardened software platform for OEMs. Pricing starts at $10,000 for an enterprise-class security appliance capable of supporting up to 3,000 concurrent users.

About NeoAccel

NeoAccel was founded by Michel Susai, the founder and former chairman and CEO of NetScaler where he invented and pioneered the patented Request Switching™ technology that accelerates application delivery to handle the bulk of today's commercial Web traffic. NeoAccel was founded with the vision to "Secure Everything™" through secure access from anywhere to anything, NeoAccel is delivering a breakthrough in simplified, full-access SSL VPN technology that enables more businesses to implement highly secure, scalable access with the native network performance of IPSec VPNs. NeoAccel's SSL VPN-Plus software platform overcomes the limitations that compel network managers and users to resort to cumbersome or insecure workarounds when faced with using conventional performance-limited Web security mechanisms. NeoAccel is headquartered in the Silicon Valley. Contact NeoAccel at or

NeoAccel, NAM-Plus, SSL VPN-Plus, Intelligent Connection Acceleration Architecture, ICAA, TSSL, and Secure Everything are trademarks of NeoAccel, Inc. All other names are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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