SOURCE: Network Chemistry

November 14, 2006 09:00 ET

SunCal Companies Deploys Network Chemistry Solution to Secure Wireless Networks and Devices

RFprotect Suite Delivers Enterprise-Wide Wireless Security for Improved Productivity and Protection of Critical Assets

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Network Chemistry, the wireless security experts, announced today that SunCal Companies has deployed its RFprotect™ suite of integrated wireless security solutions, including RFprotect Distributed, RFprotect Mobile and RFprotect Endpoint, to secure its corporate wireless networks and employee laptops. The company is implementing the solution in seven locations throughout California including its corporate headquarters in Irvine.

SunCal Companies, the largest privately held community developer in the western United States, acquires, entitles and develops property for sale to residential and commercial builders. The company was founded over 70 years ago and currently has more than 70 master-planned communities in various stages of development across California, Arizona and Nevada.

With a highly distributed and mobile workforce and multiple office locations, SunCal Companies wanted to deploy a wireless network across its facilities to extend access to business-line applications and increase productivity. To meet these needs, the company deployed RFprotect Distributed and RFprotect Mobile as part of a comprehensive wireless security solution that would provide the highest level of protection against attacks and misuse in their facilities, the ability to define and enforce specific security policies by location, and a complete view into all wireless threats.

In addition, SunCal was seeking a solution that would protect critical data and enforce security policies on corporate laptops used by traveling employees. Survey data from the leading research group, Gartner, shows that at least 25 percent of business travelers connect to hotspots, many of which are unsecure, while traveling. Furthermore, about two-thirds of those who use hotspots connect to online services via Wi-Fi at least once a day highlighting the need for extending wireless security outside of the enterprise. RFprotect Endpoint addresses these issues by centrally managing and setting policy for all laptops to actively enforce wireless security best practices whether laptops are in the office, at home or on the road.

"We were looking to roll out a company-wide wireless security solution that would provide the highest level of protection to cover our assets both inside and outside of our facilities," said Joe Stocker, manager of network engineering at SunCal Companies. "SunCal believes that wireless security must be a best practice, and for this reason selected the integrated solution from Network Chemistry. RFprotect provides a highly secure platform that makes it easy for us to monitor and quickly remediate any threats across our wireless networks and mobile laptops."

Network Chemistry's patent-pending technology and RFprotect family of products provide a complete solution that seamlessly integrates with enterprise network, WLAN and security systems. RFprotect Distributed is a 24/7 wireless monitoring and intrusion prevention system for protecting against wireless threats in and around enterprise facilities. RFprotect Scanner is a network-based vulnerability management solution focused on rogue wireless device detection and automated remediation and is the ideal solution for organizations that need to cost effectively enforce 'no wireless' policies. RFprotect Mobile is a portable laptop-based analyzer for automating site surveys, security assessments, and incident response. RFprotect Endpoint protects mobile devices on the road by actively enforcing policy to thwart threats and prohibit risky wireless configurations.

"With the deployment of the RFprotect solution, SunCal is improving employee productivity while ensuring the protection of confidential data across their wireless infrastructure and assets," said T. Paul Thomas, CEO at Network Chemistry. "The rapid expansion of organizations leveraging wireless and mobility for competitive advantage continues to drive the need to secure wireless data, networks and devices. We enable our customers to meet this need by providing the most secure, easy-to-use, and cost-effective wireless security solutions available."

About Network Chemistry

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; Network Computing's "Editor's Choice" and "Best Value"; and 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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