SOURCE: Network Chemistry

May 22, 2006 08:00 ET

Network Chemistry Delivers Industry's First Network-Based Vulnerability Management Solution to Protect Enterprises From Wireless Threats

Company Leverages Open-Source Model to Build the World's Largest Collaborative Device Classification Database

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Network Chemistry Inc., the wireless security experts, today announced RFprotect™ Scanner, the first wired-side vulnerability management solution focused on rogue wireless device detection and automated remediation. RFprotect Scanner cost-effectively secures organizations from wireless threats to ensure network and data protection and compliance with industry or government regulations. The powerful, network-based appliance is the ideal solution for enforcing corporate 'no wireless' policies and can be deployed in conjunction with RFprotect Distributed in environments with a wireless infrastructure.

RFprotect Scanner resides on the customer premises; it includes the Collaborative Device Classification database of devices that threaten enterprise networks and data, and it can be configured to automatically shield the network from rogue devices. The easy-to-use solution enables complete network protection for a low total cost of ownership. The product offers detailed, custom control over scanning, threat prioritization, and alerts as well as integration with all leading security information management systems.

Over 300 companies manufacture access points, and there are more than 10,000 different models of network infrastructure. Companies thus face a major challenge trying to track and identify all potential rogue wireless devices across their entire network infrastructure. To address this challenge, Network Chemistry is immediately making an open-source scanning agent available to help organizations gain visibility into threatening devices connected to their networks. RogueScanner™ is available now for use at no charge by organizations looking for an open-source tool focused on device identification and rogue detection.

RogueScanner works by scanning the network and gathering evidence about the devices it discovers. That data is then compared against information in the Collaborative Device Classification database to identify the type and model of discovered devices. By leveraging input from RogueScanner and the heterogeneous networks it scans, Network Chemistry is building the world's largest Collaborative Device Classification system. Network Chemistry anonymously stores all data collected in the database and makes a copy of the device database available to customers of RFprotect Scanner. RFprotect Scanner appliances receive updated device classification rules and identifications via a subscription service to ensure the system is up-to-date, thereby enabling the most accurate identification and remediation of rogue wireless devices.

"As enterprises and government organizations grapple with whether to leverage emerging mobile and wireless technologies, protecting all of the corporate assets remains the greatest concern facing IT and security personnel today," said Brian de Haaff, vice president product management and marketing. "For those organizations that have decided to implement a 'no wireless' policy or those that are cautiously rolling out wireless infrastructure, RFprotect Scanner provides a no-hassle solution to find and remediate all rogue wireless access points and peers that are connected to an organization's network."

RFprotect Scanner extends Network Chemistry's portfolio of patent-pending technology and family of products that secure the mobile enterprise. Organizations with wireless LANs and mobile users who are concerned with protecting confidential data and their wireless network infrastructure will deploy the product in conjunction with Network Chemistry's other award-winning solutions. RFprotect Distributed is a 24/7 wireless monitoring and 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. RFprotect Mobile is a portable laptop-based analyzer for automating site surveys, security assessments, and incident response.

Availability

RogueScanner is available now for download at no cost at www.networkchemistry.com. RFprotect Scanner will be available in Q3 2006. For further information please contact Network Chemistry at 1-888-952-6477.

About Network Chemistry

Network Chemistry is the industry standard for securing the mobile enterprise. The world's most successful enterprises and demanding government agencies trust Network Chemistry's wireless security 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 being recognized as a Red Herring 100 company, receiving 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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