SOURCE: Network Chemistry

July 10, 2006 08:00 ET

Network Chemistry Wins "Editor's Choice" Award From Network Computing

Comprehensive Wireless IDS/IPS Product Bake-Off Highlights Network Chemistry's Technical Leadership in Wireless Security Market

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- Network Chemistry, the wireless security experts, announced today that its RFprotect™ Distributed wireless intrusion detection and prevention (WIDP) system earned the "Editor's Choice" award in this year's Wireless IDS/IPS Report Card from Network Computing. Of the 18 companies invited to participate in the review and four systems tested, RFprotect Distributed received the highest overall score based on its containment, alarming, and alerting capabilities and its overall cost of ownership in this well-respected, independent product review.

"Winning the 'Editor's Choice' award is further validation that Network Chemistry is the leading provider of wireless security solutions," said Brian de Haaff, vice president of product management and marketing of Network Chemistry. "The award is consistent with the Positive rating Network Chemistry recently received in Gartner's MarketScope: WLAN Intrusion Prevention Systems 1H 2006 report, and the selection of the company as a Red Herring 100 winner."

Network Chemistry's RFprotect Distributed beat the competition in a number of key categories. In terms of automated protection against rogue devices, RFprotect Distributed outperformed the other systems tested by containing rogue clients with three different chipsets and by generating only a nominal amount of wireless traffic of between 8 to 11 Kbps. RFprotect Distributed also took the prize when it came to containing corporate wireless clients accidentally associating to neighboring access points (APs).

The Network Chemistry product, which uses heat maps with wide gradient bands to indicate where rogue APs are located, also did well in device-location tests. After the publication configured the product for the building's characteristics, RFprotect Distributed was able to locate 802.11b/g rogues to within 5-15 feet. Network Computing also appreciated the product's design; it has a pass-through Power over Ethernet (PoE) port that allows users to place RFprotect Distributed sensors in areas that already have APs, reducing cabling and electrical installation costs and eliminating a switched port.

Network Computing also noted that Network Chemistry "has a well-rounded portfolio that includes a mobile version [RFprotect Mobile] and a client-side wireless security product [RFprotect Endpoint], and promotes general awareness of wireless security issues via its leadership in the Wireless Vulnerability and Exploits Initiative and its more recent Wireless Threat Index, which tracks wireless security trends."

Although Network Chemistry's RFprotect Endpoint, the industry's first automated wireless threat protection solution for enterprise mobile laptops, was not a formal part of Network Computing's evaluation, the publication installed it on the same server as the Distributed product and found it stood out for its ability to firewall traffic flows rather than simply disable network adapters.

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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; being named Network Computing's "Best Value" for two consecutive years; and receiving 802.11 Planet's "Best of Show." The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit or call 1-888-952-6477.

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