July 12, 2007 10:52 ET

NSS Labs Expands Operations, Relocates to the United States

Widely Respected Lab to Bring Its Independent Security Product Testing and Certification Directly to North American Information Security Vendor and End User Community

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - NSS Labs (NSS), a world leader in independent security product testing and certification, today announced the relocation of its operations and company headquarters to the United States and the expansion of its senior management team. The expanded management team brings decades of experience as seasoned executives and industry thought leaders in Information Security technology and Compliance markets.

NSS will operate from offices in San Diego and Chicago, where it will maintain its corporate headquarters and a state-of-the-art lab facility conveniently located near Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

The executive team will be led by Vikram Phatak, who will serve as Chairman and CEO. Phatak most recently served as CTO at Chicago-based AmbironTrustWave (ATW), the largest PCI assessor in the world. Matt Harrigan, also a former VP of consulting services with ATW, will serve as President and is responsible for the company's PCI and compliance initiatives. The company's sales and marketing efforts will be headed by Chief Marketing Officer Rick Moy, who joins NSS from ESET, a leading provider of anti-virus software. NSS Founder Bob Walder will continue with NSS as Chief Scientist.

NSS also announced that Christian Stankevitz, former Director of Lab Services for Neohapsis, a leading private tester of network security products, joins NSS as CTO. Stankevitz is responsible for developing and implementing NSS' testing methodology and analysis. Also, Jeffrey Singman, a Six Sigma certified, seasoned management operations executive formerly with GE Capital Equity Group and NBC/GE, joins as COO.

"We are pleased to bring NSS Labs' highly respected testing and certification practice closer to our customers in the robust North American Information Security vendor market," Phatak said. "Many vendors and end users alike know NSS Labs as one of the leading independent certification houses. We intend to make NSS certifications the industry standard based on our depth of talent and commitment to remaining a truly independent voice in the industry."

NSS Labs offers a range of specialized networking and security testing services to vendors and end-user organizations world-wide. Comprehensive certifications address a wide range of security products, including Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Secure Content Appliances (SCA), Content Filtering and Data Leak Prevention devices, Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems, firewalls, VPNs, Web Application firewalls, vulnerability scanners, cryptographic devices and PKI products.

About NSS Labs

Founded in 1991, NSS Labs is the globally recognized leader in independent security & performance testing and certification. NSS clients include IBM, Cisco, Juniper Networks, SourceFire, McAfee, Fortinet and Radware. NSS Labs performs the most comprehensive, complex, high-performance security testing in the industry with headquarters in Chicago. For more information, visit:

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