SOURCE: nexTier Networks

November 19, 2008 12:10 ET

nexTier Networks Named to Network World's 2008 "10 IT Security Companies To Watch" List

DLP Innovator Honored With Selection by Top Industry Watchers

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - nexTier Networks, the company that is revolutionizing information security and data leak prevention through its unique semantic analysis technology, today announced that it was named one of the "10 IT Security Companies To Watch" in the annual list from Network World, one of the network industry's most prestigious trade publications. Published in the November 17 issue, nexTier Networks was selected as one of top security newcomers worth watching for its data leak prevention technology. Recognition as one of the industry's most influential start-ups comes right on the heels of the company's initial product launch and first customer deployments this Fall.

"Being recognized by Network World speaks volumes about the step forward our technology represents in data security," said nexTier Networks' CEO Tarique Mustafa. "We have created the most accurate way to identify information using semantic analysis and it applied to the most difficult problem enterprise security faces -- the threat from inside."

nexTier Networks' patent-pending technology is a leap forward in data security protection using semantic analysis for data detection. Much in the way that DNA is used to identify humans, nexTier's algorithms automatically extract a unique security DNA sequence, correlate that DNA sequence to security policies in real-time, and use that sequence as a means of enforcing security policies against that data. nexTier's technology prevents data loss, both intentional and unintentional, by automatically discovering data located anywhere throughout the enterprise, analyzing the data and determining the data's security value within the context of the enterprise's business. nexTier's technology is highly immune to evasion; algorithms can determine the origin of data even if it has been retyped into a brand new document or the information is rearranged and reworded in a deliberately evasive manner.

nexTier Networks was founded by Tarique Mustafa and has a team, board , and board of advisors that include many leading authorities from companies like Symantec, McAfee, RSA, VeriSign, Cisco, Juniper, GreenBorder, Sygate and Securify. nexTier Networks is funded by Ecosystem Ventures, Archimedes Capital and prominent Silicon Valley angel investors.

For more information about nexTier Networks' DLP technology, go to www.nextiernetworks.com.

About nexTier Networks

Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, nexTier Networks created a whole new way to secure business information by firewalling data at what the company calls the "semantic layer" -- the network communications layer at which the semantic meaning in data is communicated. Following years of research and development, nexTier delivers breakthrough semantically-aware security algorithms to identify, classify and protect information in real time across very large volumes of content with unprecedented accuracy. The company was founded by Silicon Valley security veteran Tarique Mustafa and is backed by a team, board and board of advisors that include many leading authorities from companies like Symantec, McAfee, RSA, VeriSign, Cisco, Juniper, GreenBorder, Sygate and Securify.

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