SOURCE: Solera Networks

December 16, 2008 08:00 ET

Solera Networks™ Heightens Awareness of Network Forensics Technology, Joins Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium

LINDON, UT--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Solera Networks, a provider of innovative network forensics software and search appliances, today announced that it has joined the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC™). As part of the NCOIC's hundred plus member global organization, Solera Networks will work to help raise industry and federal awareness about network forensics technology and the vital role it plays in maintaining cyber security. The company plans to help drive the Consortium's open standards and recommendations, which accelerate and ensure secure, reliable interoperability of network-centric applications across a spectrum of joint interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational industrial and commercial operations.

Solera Networks' expertise is well-suited for NCOIC's cyber security projects. The company will take part to inform industry and government officials within the U.S. and worldwide about the capabilities of traffic capture, regeneration and search technology. It will also emphasize the important role this technology plays in accounting for and quelling network security breaches. Through its participation in such projects, the company also hopes to better understand various initiatives around cyber security and gain insight into the competitive global market landscape.

"We are extremely pleased to have Solera Networks join NCOIC," said Terry Morgan, Executive Council Chair for NCOIC. "We're looking forward to their participation in the consortium and incorporating the addition of their insight and expertise as we fold network forensics into our open standards and practices -- before this emerging field of technology becomes a fixture in the commercial marketplace."

Solera Networks' adoption of open standards and common processes recommended by NCOIC also promises direct benefits for its partners and customers. Most notably, the company's compliance with these standards and processes sets the stage for reduced administrative, upgrade and systems integration costs for the products it develops. It also improves partners' and customers' readiness and response during systems integration, and helps them to quickly introduce emerging, yet vital, technology into operational capabilities.

"By actively participating in NCOIC, Solera Networks will continue to advocate the growing need for network forensics to support today's cyber security initiatives," said Steve Shillingford, CEO of Solera Networks. "In a world with evolving security threats, it's important that we provide our customers with as much interoperability as possible. Such flexibility allows cyber security professionals to rapidly and more effectively respond to pervasive network attacks and stop the loss of data."

For more information about NCOIC, visit: https://www.ncoic.org/home.

About Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium

The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) is a not-for-profit multinational corporation committed to integrating existing and emerging open standards into a common evolving global framework, employing a common set of principles and processes, to assist with rapid global deployment of network-centric applications. Established in 2004, NCOIC consists of representatives from defense companies, large-scale systems integrators, information technology providers, government agencies and academia working in concert with an advisory body composed of government officials, and other stakeholders.

About Solera Networks

Solera Networks' DS Series is a line of high-performance network appliances, including software-only virtual appliances, which capture, record and archive 100% of network traffic at speeds up to 10Gbps. The data is then accessible instantly via Solera Networks' search, alert and archive interfaces, or via any standards-based security, forensics, compliance, analytics or network management application. For more information on Solera Networks, visit http://www.soleranetworks.com.

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