Premier Network Security Solution from Vernier Networks - EdgeWall Named Best Endpoint Security Solution by Network World

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Integrated Vernier and PatchLink network security solution excels in threat remediation and wins Clear Choice award with top scores.

http://www.verniernetworks.com – Vernier Networks®, developer of the industry’s only clientless network access management products, recently announced that it has been named best endpoint network security solution by Network World magazine. The integrated Vernier and PatchLink network security solution received the Clear Choice award from the publication's test and evaluation laboratory. Published in the June 27, 2005 issue, Network World reviewed seven products that were required to identify compliance of out-of-policy systems and take actions for threat remediation.

According to Network World, the Vernier Networks’ EdgeWall 7000i and PatchLink Update Server combination came out on top because of its sound performance in all categories. With an overall score of 4.33, the joint submission “excelled in remediation, providing the ability to block network access and automatically fix out-of-compliance systems, and it was among the most resilient of the packages tested.”

Vernier Networks offers the industry’s only clientless network access management products that enable enterprises to assure business continuity. Deployed at the network edge, Vernier’s EdgeWall network security appliance provides comprehensive threat remediation and network access management to defend against intrusions and attacks on the network by screening users and devices, restricting access, inspecting traffic for worms and viruses, and enforcing access policy. Unlike desktop-based solutions that rely on end-user integrity, Vernier offers an integrated network-based endpoint security solution that keeps security and access control in the hands of the IT department and does not require expensive and hard to manage desktop software.

"This recognition from Network World reflects Vernier’s value to our customers of defending against intrusions and attacks on the network," said Simon Khalaf, chief executive officer of Vernier Networks. "This win along with strong customer traction in recent months demonstrates that Vernier is an emerging leader in the network access management space."

The Vernier/PatchLink solution beat out similar endpoint security products from Check Point, Cisco, Citadel, InfoExpress, Senforce and Trend Micro. The Clear Choice test is highlighted in the Network World print issue and online at http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2005/062705-endpoint-test.html.

About Network World's Clear Choice designation

The Network World Clear Choice honor is bestowed upon the highest scoring product in a comparative test when that product scores a 3.7 or higher out of a possible 5 points. Additionally, a product featured in a single-product test is given a Clear Choice designation if it achieves a minimum of a 4.5 score as determined by our testers.

Network World is the premier source of objective, authoritative testing-based articles in the network marketplace. Network World produces articles featuring both single-product and comparative product tests on a weekly basis. The publication partners with its 14-member Network World Lab Alliance, a group of the most qualified industry experts, network integrators and universities, to set methodology, conduct testing and produce the articles.

Test results are published each week in Network World and on Network World Online at http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/

About Network World, Inc.

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Online (http://www.networkworld.com) and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World’s portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities.

About Vernier Networks

Vernier Networks offers the industry’s only clientless network access management products that enable enterprises to assure business continuity. Deployed at the network edge, Vernier’s EdgeWall security appliance provides comprehensive network access management to defend against intrusions and attacks on the network by screening users and devices, restricting access, inspecting traffic for worms and viruses, and enforcing access policy. Vernier’s proven network security solutions operate today in thousands of networks for hundreds of customers worldwide, and have received numerous awards including the eWEEK Excellence Award in 2005, InfoWorld’s 2004 Technology of the Year Award and the 2003 Product of the Year Award from Network Magazine. Vernier is a privately held company headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and can be found on the Web at http://www.verniernetworks.com.

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