Nevis LANenforcer Secure Switch and Appliance Garner Prestigious Award in Network Security Category

Mountain View, Calif. – August 15, 2007 – Nevis Networks, a market leader in identity-based policy enforcement solutions that control network access and secure sensitive resources, announced today that Info Security Products Guide has named its LANenforcer line of secure switches and appliances, a winner of the 2007 Tomorrow’s Technology Today Award. This prestigious award recognizes security vendors for advanced, groundbreaking network security solutions that that redefine the state-of-the-art in information security. Nevis’ LANenforcer was selected by the editors of Info Security Products Guide based on technologies that are making the most positive impact on security in today’s highly sophisticated and blended attack environment.

The LANenforcer secure switch and inline network appliance enforce identity-based policies in real time from within the network fabric. Each, a highly scalable solution, integrates network access controls with IPS and identity-based firewall functionality for holistic LAN security. LANenforcer employs a four-pronged approach to managing endpoint risk, securing pre and post-connect network access and containing malware, including:

  • Endpoint validation: pre-connect and post-connect authentication of the user and system to ensure the health and compliance of the system’s operating environment, mitigating the risk of vulnerabilities and viruses affecting the internal network;
  • Identity-based access control: ensuring appropriate access for user groups and roles to specific resources and applications within the internal network;
  • Threat containment: going beyond ensuring anti-virus signatures are up to date, Nevis uses state-of-the-art deep packet inspection methods, including signature matching, behavioral, protocol and traffic anomaly detection to protect against a broad range of threats including zero-day attacks;
  • User activity monitoring: keeping a detailed audit trail of which users accessed which resources and systems for regulatory and compliance purposes.

To read more about this award winning technology, please visit:http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/technology/2007/Nevis_Networks.html

“Companies that have been honored with the prestigious 2007 Tomorrow’s Technology Today award have each made deep-rooted commitment to solving security issues,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Info Security Products Guide. “Probably nothing differentiates a product or solution more than the superior technologies behind it making them suitable for today’s needs while pro-actively being ready for tomorrow too.”

“Enterprises today require a solution that effectively secures the fabric of their network from the risks of unmanaged endpoints, mobile users and untrusted systems,” said Dominic Wilde, vice president of marketing, Nevis Networks. “We are pleased to receive this accolade from Info Security Products Guide, which is a testament to our continued innovation and leadership in LAN Security.”

About Info Security Products Guide Awards
Info Security Products Guide, a founding member of the Technology Industry Leadership Council sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

About Nevis Networks
Nevis Networks is a market leader in secure switching and identity-based policy enforcement appliances. The company’s LANenforcer product family transparently enforces identity-based policies in real time within the network fabric, tightly controlling who can access a company’s network and what resources they are permitted to use. Cross-industry customers, ranging from financial services, healthcare, education and defense contractors deploy Nevis LANenforcers to protect sensitive network resources and assets, and significantly reduce the overall costs and time to resolve security breaches and conduct network audits. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, with additional R&D centers in Pune, India and Beijing, China.