SOURCE: Network Chemistry

September 19, 2006 09:00 ET

Network Chemistry Introduces Industry's Most Advanced Wireless Security for Enterprise Facilities and Endpoint Devices

New Release of Integrated RFprotect Solutions Provides Higher Level of Protection Against Wireless Misuse and Attacks and Greater Ease-of-Use

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- Network Chemistry Inc., the wireless security experts, announced a major new release of RFprotect™ Distributed for securing facilities and endpoints against wireless threats. The new version provides enterprises and government organizations with the most advanced attack-prevention capabilities available today. With an updated user interface and the industry's first Web-based dashboard, RFprotect is easier to use and administer than alternative solutions.

With the increasing use of wireless networks and devices -- and a corresponding increase in wireless misuse and threats -- enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies need effective approaches for discovering vulnerabilities, assessing threats, preventing attacks, and enforcing policies. Network Chemistry's RFprotect suite of products now provide a higher level of protection against wireless accidents and attacks, allowing organizations to better safeguard confidential data and network infrastructure.

Custom-designed and security-hardened sensors enable Network Chemistry to deliver the most robust prevention capabilities available. The RFprotect Distributed security sensors can now completely shield dozens of rogue devices from connecting to access infrastructure or other peer devices. This enables system administrators to set wireless use policies that will allow them to protect against attacks with confidence and be assured that multiple incidents can be handled simultaneously by a single sensor.

New, ease-of-use functions in RFprotect include the industry's first, pure Web-based dashboard, which makes it possible for administrators to access the system remotely, anywhere, anytime. New policy wizards and a comprehensive policy engine assist IT and security personnel in quickly implementing enterprise-wide wireless security policies.

Additionally, the RFprotect Distributed database is completely integrated with RFprotect Mobile, which provides accelerated incident response for physically locating rogue devices. The upgraded system is also now integrated with RFprotect Endpoint, Network Chemistry's solution for protecting employee laptops when they are outside of the office. This means authorized laptops and other mobile devices being protected by RFprotect Endpoint can now be automatically recognized and classified by RFprotect Distributed, easing operational costs and improving facility-based security.

"Customers need to protect their wireless data, networks and devices, regardless of whether their end users work in offices or are on the road," said Brian de Haaff, vice president of product management and marketing at Network Chemistry. "To achieve this, security personnel and network administrators need an integrated solution that gives them complete visibility and control over wireless usage across the organization. This product release highlights how Network Chemistry continues to meet this demand by delivering an integrated set of solutions through RFprotect."

Customer deployment of Network Chemistry's solutions across industries continues to expand. The University of Western Ontario, one of Canada's top 10 research universities, recently deployed RFprotect to secure and manage its campus-wide wireless network and reduce IT support costs (Editor's note: For more information, see today's release entitled "The University of Western Ontario Deploys Network Chemistry Solution to Secure and Manage Campus-wide Wireless Network"). Additional recent industry recognition includes the "Editor's Choice" Award from Network Computing and the selection by Red Herring for the "Red Herring 100 North America" award.

Network Chemistry's patent-pending technology and RFprotect platform provide a comprehensive wireless security solution that seamlessly integrates with enterprise network, WLAN, and security systems. RFprotect Distributed is a 24/7 wireless monitoring and intrusion prevention system for protecting against wireless threats in and around enterprise facilities. RFprotect Scanner is a network-based vulnerability management solution focused on rogue wireless device detection and automated remediation and is the ideal solution for organizations that need to cost effectively enforce 'no wireless' policies. RFprotect Mobile is a portable laptop-based analyzer for automating site surveys, security assessments, and incident response. Finally, RFprotect Endpoint protects mobile devices on the road by actively enforcing policy to thwart threats and prohibit risky wireless configurations.

Availability

The new versions of RFprotect Distributed and the wireless security sensors are now available. 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 "Editor's Choice" and "Best Value"; 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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