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Nevis Networks Named One of IT Week’s Top 50 Technology Innovators of 2005

Company Receives Award Just Weeks after the Launch of its LANenforcer Security Appliances

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – December 6, 2005 – Nevis Networks, a provider of ASIC-based LAN security appliances, announced today that it has been honored as one of IT Week’s Top 50 Technology Innovators of 2005. Nevis received the award based its LANenforcer™ product family, the first to integrate all the security functions necessary to ensure network availability, protect data integrity and privacy, and assure regulatory compliance at wire speed. “We are very pleased that Nevis was recognized by IT Week for our LAN security appliances,” said Bill Scull, senior vice president of marketing, Nevis Networks. “The LANenforcer product family delivers the most comprehensive access control; deepest threat defense with microsecond quarantine; and granular visibility into individual user activities for faster problem resolution and regulatory compliance reporting.”

The December 5th issue of IT Week published its list of the 50 companies it deemed to have been the most innovative on the technology front in the last year. Awardees spanned diverse fields of business, including networking, security, imaging software, and business software. Ken Durham, editor of IT Week magazine, explained that the list had evolved from the magazine’s observations about the new technologies it featured during the last year and that although it was a hard pick, he was very proud to be able to showcase the great work the 50 companies have done in the magazine.

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About Nevis Networks
Nevis Networks develops and markets ASIC-based LAN security appliances designed to help corporations protect information privacy and integrity, ensure network availability, and maintain regulatory compliance. With its patent-pending LANsecure architecture, the Nevis LANenforcer product family combines the most comprehensive access control, deepest threat defense, and fastest threat response to create a “Personal DMZ” around every 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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