network chemistry extends wireless security leadership with sonicwall alliance

By | January 17, 2006

REDWOOD CITY, CA 01/17/2006 — Network Chemistry Inc., the wireless security experts, announced that it has formed a technology partner alliance with SonicWALL to introduce its award-winning RFprotectâ„¢ family of automated wireless threat protection products to SonicWALL´s network of channel partners worldwide. Together, the complementary solutions from the two leading technology companies provide a total enterprise wireless network infrastructure and security solution.

Network Chemistry´s RFprotect solutions add key technology to SonicWALL´s secure wireless solution set, thus increasing the addressable markets open to SonicWALL channel partners. To jump-start this initiative, SonicWALL´s worldwide field support organization is using Network Chemistry´s RFprotect Mobile solution to design, audit, and support secure wireless networks for its customers.

SonicWALL´s secure wireless portfolio ranges from standalone, all-in-one firewall/VPN/secure wireless access solutions to secure wireless controllers that manage SonicPoints, 802.11a/b/g dependent access points. These products fully interoperate with Network Chemistry´s RFprotect family of products for a complete wireless network infrastructure and security solution for customers through all phases of their wireless deployment and management. RFprotect Distributed is a wireless vulnerability assessment and rogue/intrusion prevention system for protecting against wireless threats in and around enterprise facilities. RFprotect Endpoint protects mobile devices on the road by actively enforcing policy to prohibit risky wireless configurations. RFprotect Mobile is a portable laptop-based analyzer for automating site surveys, security assessments, and incident response.

SonicWALL channel partners benefit from this alliance as they can now expand their product and service revenue opportunities and take advantage of marketing resources to drive greater demand. The Network Chemistry products enable SonicWALL channel partners to offer fee-based services — wireless network design, vulnerability assessments, and managed security — that increase revenues and profit margins. The RFprotect Distributed and Endpoint products are ideally suited for managed services to protect networks and mobile users. The RFprotect Mobile product enables design services by automating site surveys to determine optimal SonicPoint and surveillance sensor placement. The laptop-based tool also automates wireless vulnerability scans and reporting, enabling security audits before or after a wireless network is installed.

“This alliance will open new markets for our channel partners,” said Mary Hwang, product line manager for wireless products at SonicWALL. “With an increasing number of businesses providing wireless access within the LAN, there is widespread demand for combined management and security for the entire network, and an increased need for flexibility in such combined solutions. SonicWALL´s alliance with Network Chemistry offers our partners access to new business opportunities by providing a natural extension to their product and service portfolio.”

“This alliance is the first between a network security leader and a wireless security leader, driven by the enterprise demand for converged security,” said Steve Erbst, senior vice president of sales at Network Chemistry. “SonicWALL is a pioneer in providing security solutions across wired and wireless networks, and this alliance will extend enterprise security coverage across more enterprise assets while still keeping security simple to deploy and maintain.”

About Network Chemistry

Network Chemistry is the industry standard for assuring the security of wireless networks, data, and users. More than 300 of the world´s most successful enterprises and demanding government agencies trust Network Chemistry´s wireless threat protection solutions to prevent attacks, detect vulnerabilities, intrusions and policy violations, accelerate incident response, and conduct surveys for wireless LAN deployment planning. Network Chemistry has received numerous accolades, including the top score in SC Magazine´s “Wireless Security Group Test,” as well as its “Global Award,” and “5 Star Winner” honors; Network Computing´s “Best Value,” for two consecutive years; and 802.11 Planet´s “Best of Show.” The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit www.networkchemistry.com or call 1-888-952-6477.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network security, mobility, and productivity solutions for the SMB, enterprise, e-commerce, education, healthcare, retail/point-of-sale, and government markets. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. SonicWALL trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at +1 (408) 745-9600 or visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/.

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