SOURCE: Network Chemistry

October 10, 2006 06:00 ET

Wireless Vulnerabilities and Exploits Initiative Adds Aruba Networks as a Sponsor

Industry-Driven Initiative Catalogues and Classifies Wireless Threats and Has Now Served Over One Million Users

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Network Chemistry, the wireless security experts, announced today that Aruba Networks has become a sponsor of the Wireless Vulnerabilities and Exploits (WVE) database (www.wve.org). The public site is the de-facto standard for information on wireless threats, has been used by over 1,000,000 visitors, and continues to provide significant insights into emerging new threats. Members of the general and technical communities leverage the site to determine the exact nature of the vulnerabilities they face and to use a standard nomenclature for describing those threats at no cost to them or their organizations.

The WVE database catalogues security threats for products or protocols specifically designed for wireless communications including but not limited to 802.11, Bluetooth, VoWLAN, RFID, WiMAX and other emerging wireless standards. The vendor-neutral initiative is spearheaded by Network Chemistry, and is also sponsored by CWNP, the industry standard for wireless LAN training and certification; and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, a Washington D.C.-based think tank that coordinates and directs research and education in cyber security and information assurance.

"WVE is making a real contribution to help organizations better understand and protect themselves from wireless threats," said Joshua Wright, senior security researcher for Aruba Networks and recognized wireless security expert and researcher. "As a leading infrastructure company we understand the importance of securing wireless networks, data, and devices and wanted to officially support the effort."

Anyone can submit a discovered vulnerability or exploit to the WVE database. The WVE Editorial Board, which is made up of a wide and diverse group of prominent wireless and security experts from industry, government, and academia, manages the site and its content on a day-to-day basis. The group reviews candidate vulnerabilities before they can become an official entry in the database. By providing a standard list for publicly known wireless security threats and establishing a common nomenclature for security analysts, vendors, and consultants, WVE acts as a clearinghouse for clear, consistent industry communications.

"We are very pleased to add Aruba Networks as a sponsor of WVE," said Dr. Chris Waters, CTO at Network Chemistry. "We set out to contribute back to the technical community and provide a needed resource and the WVE is clearly raising awareness of wireless vulnerabilities and exploits and how to mitigate them. Aruba's sponsorship further highlights the value of the initiative and the attention it is receiving from major infrastructure providers."

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 www.networkchemistry.com or call 1-888-952-6477.

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