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Nevis Networks Selected by Red Herring as One of the Top 10 Private Security Companies to Watch

Nevis Acknowledged as an Innovator Combining Security and LAN Performance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – February 6, 2006 – Nevis Networks, a provider of a new class of wirespeed enterprise LAN security appliances, today announced it has been selected by Red Herring as one of the “Ten Private Security Companies to Watch.” Red Herring is a renowned industry publication that covers technology innovation and entrepreneurial activity. “Enterprise LAN security, especially Network Admission Control (NAC), is recognized as one of the biggest challenges facing IT departments today.” said Charles Dauber, President and CEO of Nevis Networks. “There are lots of start-ups using different methods to address LAN security challenges. This award validates Nevis’ Personal DMZ™ architecture – in-line security inspection of every packet on the LAN at wire speed. We are honored to have been selected for this prestigious award.” Nevis’ LANenforcer™ family of LAN security appliances are the first in the market to enable all critical LAN security tasks to operate in parallel at a full 10Gbps.

Uniquely, LANenforcer integrates clientless NAC, stateful firewall, signature-based threat detection, traffic anomaly, protocol anomaly, behavioral anomaly, endpoint quarantine, and real-time LAN security event correlation. By providing LAN security at wirespeed, Nevis eliminates a difficult tradeoff most enterprises are forced to make between strong security or high network performance. Nevis utilizes its own ASIC-based architecture to deliver the most comprehensive LAN security solution. LANenforcer easily integrates into existing networks and can be deployed at the access layer creating a per-user threat containment envelope. Alternatively, LANenforce appliances can be deployed transparently, aggregating existing access layer switches and enabling fast rollout to a large number of users at unprecedented price/performance.

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.