SOURCE: Sensory Networks

June 26, 2006 08:00 ET

Sensory Networks Unveils Industry's Largest Security Application Ecosystem With 22 Partners

Company Rolls Out Partnership Program With Industry-Leading Security Application Vendors: Integrating Sensory's NodalCore® Acceleration Technology With Extensive Range of Security Applications to Deliver Unprecedented Performance and Flexibility

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 26, 2006 -- Sensory Networks, a leader in content security acceleration technology, today unveiled the network security industry's largest ecosystem of applications designed to run on Sensory's NodalCore® acceleration platform. Applications such as Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware and IPS/IDS from leading commercial vendors, as well as popular open source projects, have leveraged Sensory's NodalCore acceleration technology to offer multi-gigabit throughput performance while simultaneously scanning network traffic for millions of security threats.

The first commercial vendors offering accelerated applications in Sensory Networks' Application Ecosystem include: AhnLab, Endeavor Security, Eneo Tecnologia, Exinda Networks, Kaspersky Lab, Intoto, Mail-Filters, Mailshell, McAfee, Message Labs, PC Tools, Sunbelt Software and ThreatMETRIX. Additionally, open source applications available include: Snort®, Clam AV™, DSPAM and Apache Spam Assassin™. These application partners join Sensory Networks' core Technology and Appliance partners including Xilinx, Intel, NEXCOM International, Lanner Electronics, and Advantech.

In the new generation security appliance market, it no longer makes sense for appliance designers to develop and integrate all these applications in-house -- general purpose architectures simply cannot provide the necessary processing power and meet the price vs. performance benchmarks sought by the market. By providing the performance engine for deep-content scanning of network traffic, Sensory's NodalCore acceleration technology off-loads application vendors from speed constraints and allows them to focus on their core competencies and features.

"At Sensory we quickly recognized the critical importance of high-performance security applications for the emerging security threat management market," said Matt Barrie, CEO for Sensory Networks. "As a result, our Application Ecosystem initiative provides appliance manufacturers with an extensive library of pre-accelerated applications built by tier-1 vendors, from which they can choose, integrate and quickly roll out."

"The security appliance market is showing a clear and urgent need for flexibility in security application solutions," said Jeff Wilson, Principle Analyst for Infonetics Research. "Sensory Networks has one of the largest and broadest sets of partners in the business."

As a result of this new ecosystem, Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance vendors will be able to use Sensory-accelerated plug-in applications to bring their products to market faster, at a lesser cost, and with protection from trusted leaders in the security industry.

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About the founding members

AhnLab, an industry-leading security solutions and services provider with the most famous anti-virus solution in Korea, has developed NodalCore-accelerated AhnLab Antivirus: a hardware-accelerated version of their flagship V3Engine anti-virus technology.

Endeavor Security is a software development company focused on securing our nation's critical infrastructure. NodalCore-accelerated Endeavor Firstlight signatures are fully compatible with the NodalCore IPS Accelerator.

Eneo Tecnologia is a leading Spanish provider of network monitoring, security, and reporting solutions for both VAR and OEM markets. Their Marte Firewall is available in OEM appliance vendors on the NodalCore platform.

Exinda Networks is a global supplier of intelligent application traffic management systems for enterprise, government and service provider clients. Their product range includes the NodalCore-accelerated Exinda 6720 appliance and the NodalCore-accelerated Exinda QoS OEM solution.

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions for protection against viruses, hacker attacks and spam, has developed a NodalCore-accelerated Kaspersky Safestream -- a hardware-accelerated version of their award-winning Kaspersky antivirus technology.

Intoto, the leading provider of integrated security, wireless and voice software platforms to networking equipment manufacturers, has partnered with Sensory to deliver NodalCore-accelerated Intoto IntruPro™ IPS.

Mail-Filters, a global leader in OEM anti-spam and anti-phishing solutions, providing technology for its OEM partners that filters billions of messages a day in more than 100 countries and 30 languages, is developing silicon-accelerated anti-spam solutions for high-performance appliances based on Sensory Networks' NodalCore technology and Mail-Filters' industry-leading anti-spam and anti-phishing technology.

Mailshell is the leading provider of OEM spam filtering and anti-phishing software. Sensory Networks partnered with Mailshell to create a NodalCore-accelerated version of the Mailshell engine for the OEM market. In addition to its partnership with Sensory Networks, Mailshell's software is integrated and deployed by OEM partners including Computer Associates, Oracle, Panda Software, Secure Computing, ZyXEL, Earthlink, Broderbund, Lyris Technologies, and Finjan Software among others. Via its OEM partners, more than 6,000 companies and 10 million consumers worldwide rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' filters to block spam and phishing.

McAfee Inc., a provider of computer security software and services, has an extensive range of security products including the NodalCore-accelerated McAfee SWG 3400, and NodalCore-accelerated McAfee AV, a hardware-accelerated version of their leading Antivirus application.

Message Labs, the leading provider of messaging security and management services to businesses, is developing NodalCore-accelerated Antivirus and Antispam filters for the OEM appliance market.

PC Tools, creator of award-winning spyware removal and real-time protection software, has developed a NodalCore-accelerated version of their multi-award-winning SpywareDoctor application for the OEM appliance market.

Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, has developed a NodalCore-accelerated version of their multi-award-winning CounterSpy application for the OEM appliance market.

ThreatMETRIX multi-threat reputation service was established in 2005. Its premier internet security product, ThreatINDEX, is available as an add-on Reputation Filter for all NodalCore-accelerated security applications.

About Sensory Networks

Sensory Networks is a leading OEM provider of high-performance network security acceleration technology. The company's NodalCore® hardware acceleration products include a broad range of chipsets, accelerated software libraries, PCI acceleration cards and appliance platforms for Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware, Content Filtering, Firewalls and Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems. Sensory Networks' products allow application developers and network equipment vendors to build higher performance, more accurate, broader coverage network security products without the substantial cost and risk associated with development of specialized hardware. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Sensory Networks has regional offices in London, Sydney and Beijing.

Snort is a registered trademark of Sourcefire, Inc.
SpamAssassin is a trademark of the Apache Software Foundation.
ClamAV is a trademark of the Clam Antivirus project.
Quote Sheet

"This partnership with Sensory Networks, which is known for its advanced technology in the network security arena, is significant in a sense that it once again proved the excellence of AhnLab's information security technology. We are confident that the brand new solution will effectively protect mission-critical applications located across the globe."

-- Ike Kim, Executive VP & CTO, AhnLab

"Astaro's software has always featured exceptional ease of administration, flexibility and affordability. Now the innovative acceleration technology of Sensory Networks will let us bring comprehensive and easy-to-manage security to partners and customers who require very high levels of performance."

-- Jan Hichert, CEO, Astaro Corporation

"The Snort® IPS is an enormously powerful and successful project involving tens of thousands of contributors worldwide. This new acceleration module from Sensory Networks pushes performance to unprecedented levels."

-- Matt Jonkman, Founder, Bleeding Snort

"The NodalCore™ platform minimizes time and processing costs to the absolute minimum."

-- Tomasz Kojm, Project Leader, Clam AV

"We are very pleased to see such great support for an open source solution in the commercial arena. It's going to be very exciting to see Sensory Networks take DSPAM® to the next level by embedding it in a hardware solution. This will definitely send a message that investing in open source is advantageous for large corporate solutions."

-- Jonathan A. Zdziarski, Author, DSPAM

"We see a natural synergy in providing this joint solution to vendors of security products across the globe. The combination of advanced Network traffic management and hardware acceleration makes NodalCore-accelerated Exinda QoS a truly compelling solution."

-- Anthony Bodin, CEO, Exinda Networks

Enterprises are demanding increasingly sophisticated intrusion prevention solutions, yet are frequently unwilling to sacrifice overall network performance for enhanced security. Sensory's NodalCore security acceleration platform in combination with our IntruPro software enables network equipment OEMs to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver a full-featured, next-generation IPS solution with leading enterprise-class performance."

-- Doug Makishima, VP Marketing, Intoto

"With a special sub-set of Kaspersky anti-virus signatures, ncKAV is a high-performance anti-virus solution, designed for scanning of network traffic against the most widespread and dangerous viruses. We are pleased to partner with Sensory Networks and to deliver real-time anti-virus protection to the networking industry -- an excellent element for the first layer of the modern reliable anti-virus defense system."

-- Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director, Kaspersky Lab

"Extensive software libraries, applications and technical expertise from Sensory Networks allowed LG N-Sys to easily accelerate critical functions in our UTM solution."

-- Yeon Sik Ryu, Chief Research Engineer, LG N-Sys

"We are pleased that Sensory Networks chose Mail-Filters' spam filtering technology to support its mission of helping partners and customers deliver better network security products to the market, faster. Sensory Networks' NodalCore hardware acceleration products are a perfect complement to Mail-Filters' high message throughput technology. As message volumes continue to grow, organizations more and more are looking to handle that volume efficiently. The kind of partnership created by the Sensory/Mail-Filters joint effort is designed to meet that need."

-- Daniel Ashby, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mail-Filters

"Our OEM customers rely on our engine for world-class accuracy, size and speed. Our partnership with Sensory Networks represents another way that we're offering more, and better, options to our OEM partners."

-- Eytan Urbas, VP Products, Mailshell

"Sensory Networks' NodalCore® technology gives security applications running on our appliances a performance boost of up to 700% or more -- as a result, our competition is simply not able to compete with us for performance."

-- Peter Yang, VP Global Sales, NEXCOM International

"Tens of millions of computer users worldwide trust Spyware Doctor to protect their home computers. Now that protection is extended to corporate and enterprise networks with NodalCore-accelerated Spyware Doctor for the Gateway."

-- Simon Clausen, CEO, PC Tools

"We are excited to partner with Sensory Networks to help successfully stop spyware at the gateway. Sunbelt recognizes that spyware integration at the gateway is a key requirement for vendors that provide UTM solutions. Our antispyware technology, coupled with the strength of Sensory Networks' NodalCore acceleration, makes us both one of the first security vendors to successfully meet this need in the market."

-- Carol Montgomery-Adams, VP Channels and Business Development, Sunbelt Software

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