SOURCE: Network Chemistry

March 20, 2006 08:00 ET

Network Chemistry Contracts With EWA for Common Criteria Evaluation of its Wireless Security Solutions

Company's RFprotect System Is First Complete Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solution to Be Evaluated

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Network Chemistry, the wireless security experts, announced today that it has contracted with Electronic Warfare Associates, Ltd., (EWA) to perform Common Criteria (CC) evaluation for its RFprotect™ system for wireless intrusion detection and prevention (WIDP). Network Chemistry is the first to undergo this rigorous evaluation process for an integrated WIDP system.

The Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme for IT Security (CCEVS) (ISO 15408) standard of the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) evaluates IT product conformance to international standards. Certification helps federal, state, and local governments select products that meet their security requirements and helps manufacturers gain acceptance in the global marketplace. More than 20 countries now recognize the Common Criteria as the official third-party evaluation criteria for IT security procedures.

"Network Chemistry is recognized as the technical leader in the government market at the federal, state, and local levels, and CCEVS certification will accelerate our momentum," said Brian de Haaff, vice president of product management and marketing of Network Chemistry. "Our award-winning suite of RFprotect solutions already meets the stringent security requirements of the government market by ensuring that agencies can protect themselves in a comprehensive manner from wireless threats. Certification will further assure both government and enterprise customers that our enterprise-class solution is the industry's most robust and has been tested to the highest criteria."

Network Chemistry and EWA have signed an agreement to carry out the evaluations in EWA's accredited IT Security Evaluation & Test Facility. The evaluation employs criteria developed by the NIAP, a U.S. government initiative established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA). All products sold to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) must be CCEVS certified, and many other government agencies and organizations look for CCEVS certification to ensure they are purchasing products that will meet their security needs.

Network Chemistry's patent-pending technology and RFprotect family of products provide a complete solution that seamlessly integrates with enterprise network, WLAN, and security systems. RFprotect Distributed is a wireless vulnerability assessment and rogue/intrusion prevention system for protecting against wireless threats in and around enterprise facilities. RFprotect Endpoint protects mobile devices on the road by actively enforcing policy to thwart threats and prohibit risky wireless configurations. Finally, RFprotect Mobile is a portable laptop-based analyzer for automating site surveys, security assessments, and incident response.

About Network Chemistry

Network Chemistry is the industry standard for securing wireless networks, data, and users. More than 300 of the world's most successful enterprises and demanding government agencies trust Network Chemistry's wireless threat protection solutions to prevent attacks, detect vulnerabilities, intrusions and policy violations, accelerate incident response, and conduct surveys for wireless LAN deployment planning. Network Chemistry has received numerous accolades, including the top score in SC Magazine's "Wireless Security Group Test," as well as its "Global Award," and "5 Star Winner" honors; Network Computing's "Best Value," for two consecutive years; and 802.11 Planet's "Best of Show." The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit www.networkchemistry.com or call 1-888-952-6477.

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