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Nevis secures LAN Network at Patni Computer Systems Ltd.

Pune, December 6, 2006; Nevis Networks, a provider of comprehensive LAN security solutions, is pleased to announce that it’s LANenforcer 1048 Secure Access Switch has been selected by Patni Computer Systems Ltd. to provide safe, cost effective network access for guests and users accessing the corporate network in conference rooms.  Patni is a leading global provider of information technology services and business solutions worldwide. Patni has deployed multiple Nevis LANenforcer systems to secure conference rooms at its Mumbai – Corporate Office and Bangalore sites. Specifically, LANenforcer will be used to enforce access control policies and to prevent malware from spreading into the corporate network.

As Patni’s large base of overseas customers engages with them on development projects, they frequently visit the company’s offices during which time, they require Internet access. Before purchasing LANenforcer, Patni had to routinely provide network access to visitors by provisioning dialup connections for internet access, while physically policing LAN connections to ensure that only employees connected through them. This solution was unreliable and costly to operate and service, but other solutions did not offer a single Network Access Control solution for both guests and employees, and left the network vulnerable to the introduction of malware from unmanaged endpoints as they connected. “Patni is committed to providing safe and easy Internet access to each of its customers when they are visiting our facilities. The solutions from Nevis Networks ensure that the customers’ intellectual property and confidential data is protected at all times, Nevis met our requirements of controlling access to corporate resources for both guests and employees while minimizing the risk of malware propagation in the network”, said Ajay Soni, Vice President IT infrastructure for Patni.

Nevis’ LANenforcer 1048 secure switches are installed in wiring closets at Patni. Multiple connections are available in each conference room, enabling users to easily connect their endpoint to the network. Visitors can safely access the Internet while employees can simultaneously access specific network resources for which they are authorized. In addition, the risk of mobile endpoints introducing threats onto the network is eliminated as only Nevis detects and stops known and zero day threats at the source. The LANenforcer 1048 uniquely combines identity-based access control, parallelized wire speed threat detection (stateful firewall; traffic, protocol and behavioral anomaly detection, intrusion prevention system (IPS)) and microsecond quarantine to achieve comprehensive Network Access Control. “It is mandatory for a Global IT service leader such as Patni, to protect their customers’ intellectual property and ensure data is safe from threats,” said Shane Buckley, chief operating officer of Nevis Networks. “And Nevis’ LANenforcer 1048 secure access switch combines the essential elements to meet this challenge – identity-based access control and comprehensive threat detection, delivering unmatched price and LAN security protection.

Our first year of operation has been exciting. In April this year we shipped the world’s first secure switch. We set up Nevis Labs in Pune & Beijing to ensure our products have the latest signature updates for known Malware and Microsoft vulnerabilities. Members of the Nevis Labs security research team have been credited with discovering several new Microsoft vulnerabilities including the Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability (reference: Microsoft Security bulletin MS06-013). Nevis effectively worked with the Microsoft Security Response Center to identify and diagnose the problem.” he added.

About Patni Patni Computer Systems Limited 
Patni Patni Computer Systems (BSE: PATNI COMPUT, NSE: PATNI, NYSE: PTI) is a global IT Services provider servicing Global 2000 clients. Patni caters to its clients through its industry-focused practices, including insurance, manufacturing, financial services, telecommunications, and its technology-focused practices. With employee strength of over 12,000 and multiple offshore development facilities across eight cities; Patni has 23 international offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Patni has registered revenues of US$ 450 million for the year 2005. Patni’s service offerings include application development, application maintenance and support, packaged software implementation, infrastructure management services, product engineering services, business process outsourcing and quality assurance services. Committed to quality, Patni adds value to its client’s businesses through well-established and structured methodologies, tools and techniques. Patni is an ISO 9001: 2000 certified and SEI-CMMi Level 5 organization, assessed enterprise wide at P-CMM Level 3. In keeping with its focus on continuous process improvements, Patni adopts Six Sigma practices as an integral part of its quality and process frameworks.

About Nevis Networks
Nevis Networks provides innovative ASIC-based LAN security systems designed to help corporations protect information privacy and integrity, ensure network availability, and maintain regulatory compliance. With its patent-pending LAN secure™ architecture, the Nevis LANenforcer product family integrates NAC with the deepest threat containment at wire speed 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 design, 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 additional R&D centers in Pune, India and Beijing, China.