Mark Loveless Joins Vernier Networks Threat Labs

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Security researcher known as “Simple Nomad” joins the Vernier Networks Threat Lab to uncover new network security technology threats. -- Vernier Networks®, developer of the Vernier Threat Lab, recently announced that Mark Loveless has joined the company as a senior security researcher for the Vernier Threat Labs. With more than 20 years experience in security, Loveless, also known as “Simple Nomad” in the security industry, is an expert in uncovering computer threats and exploits. Network security technology is a growing concern for enterprises worldwide.

In his role, Loveless will be responsible for rapidly responding to new security threats and exploits and providing support to the threat labs for future research. This will include monitoring current security industry research and announcements, analyzing security threats and malicious code and providing checks and filters for Vernier Networks’ customers.

“I have worked in the security industry for years -- I believe that Vernier offers the most technically advanced solutions in the network access management space, the next big trend in IT security,” said Mark Loveless, senior security researcher at Vernier. “I am looking forward to providing the Vernier Threat Labs team insight into vulnerabilities and hackers, and to ensure that Vernier continues to offer the most comprehensive network access management solutions and threat research.”

Before joining Vernier, Loveless was a senior security analyst at BindView Corp. working on the RAZOR Research Team. Loveless also founded the Nomad Mobile Research Center, an international group of hackers that explore technologies. Earlier in his career, Loveless worked and consulted for large corporations in the Fortune 500, including companies running some of the largest private networks in the world. Loveless has also authored numerous papers, articles and is quoted frequently in print, online and television media outlets regarding computer security and privacy. In addition, he is a sought out lecturer at security conferences and industry events around the globe.

“Mark’s experience and expertise will bolster Vernier’s efforts to stay one step ahead of threats and vulnerabilities,” said Simon Khalaf, chief executive officer at Vernier Networks. “Our Threat Lab customers will benefit from his deep understanding of the hacker community and he will help ensure that customer networks are protected from internal security threats.”

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 technology 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

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