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Nevis Networks Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the “Cool Vendor” Report are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 28, 2006 – Nevis Networks, a provider of a new class of wirespeed enterprise LAN security systems, today announced that it has been selected as a “Cool Vendor” in the “Cool Vendors in Enterprise Communications, 2006” report published by Gartner Inc. (S. Cramoysan, D. Kraus, L. Orans, J. Skorupa, G. Johnson, R. Ahlawat), March 16, 2006. According to Gartner, “Ethernet switches with comprehensive NAC functionality represent the most significant change to LANs since Gigabit Ethernet was first introduced in the mid-1990s.”

“Nevis was founded with the vision that recognized a fundamentally new approach is needed to address enterprise LAN security – one that embeds comprehensive high-performance security into the fabric of the network itself,” said Charles Dauber, president and CEO of Nevis Networks. “The incumbent networking vendors are trying to leverage legacy network infrastructure equipment and client software to secure the LAN – this a technically and operationally complex and costly approach. We are very pleased to be the only “cool” networking or network access control (NAC) vendor on this list.”

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Nevis Networks
Nevis Networks develops and markets ASIC-based LAN security systems designed to help corporations ensure network availability, protect information privacy and integrity, and maintain regulatory compliance. With its patent-pending LANsecure™ architecture, the Nevis LANenforcer product family combines clientless endpoint admission control, user-level policy enforcement and microsecond threat detection, creating a “Personal DMZ” protecting each user on the LAN. Nevis was founded in 2002 by seasoned executives with strong track records in security, semiconductor, and networking technologies, and has raised over $40 million from veteran Silicon Valley investors New Enterprise Associates, BlueRun Ventures, and New Path Ventures. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with an R&D center in Pune, India. For more information, visit the Nevis Networks web site at, or contact the company at (650) 254-2500.

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