Network Access Control Solutions For Enterprise Network Security Broadened by Strategic Technology Partner Program

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Vernier Networks extends its technology partner program to offer higher performance, advanced policy enforcement, and automated compliance reporting for comprehensive Network Access Control and Enterprise Network Security.

Vernier Networks (http://www.verniernetworks.com) has announced broadened support of their industry leading Network Access Control (NAC) solution through an extended ecosystem of integrated and interoperable solutions. New strategic technology partners include Cavium Networks, Network Intelligence Corporation, and PatchLink Corporation.

Vernier Networks, a leader in Network Access Control solutions since 2001, provides the most comprehensive suite of in-line products on the market today that protect organizations against security threats and unauthorized use of their network infrastructure. By working with global technology leaders for remediation, policy enforcement, compliance management and reporting, Vernier Networks promotes Enterprise Network Security by enabling organizations to authenticate users and endpoints, validate security compliance, restrict network access to only authorized resources, inspect traffic for worms, spyware, or malicious behavior once the user is on the network, and enforce remediation policies in the network.

“Providing customers with the most comprehensive Enterprise Network Security and Network Access Control solutions available today is dependent on the support of key technology partners, which is why Vernier Networks is building strong relationships with the most innovative companies in the industry,” said Eric Colard, vice president of business development for Vernier Networks. “These new partnerships encompass an extensive array of strategic solutions that play valuable, distinct roles in delivering the power of Network Access Control to today’s most demanding Enterprise Network Security customers.”

The joint partnership between Vernier Networks and Cavium Networks has resulted in a highly innovative system architecture to address the rapidly growing requirements for comprehensive, cost-effective Network Access Control. Vernier Networks is leveraging Cavium’s OCTEONTM Multi-core MIPS64® processors to deliver extensive packet processing, L4-L7 security acceleration, and the flexibility to quickly innovate using an industry standard Linux based programming model. This design delivers the richest set of Network Access Control and Enterprise Network Security services necessary to meet the needs of emerging enterprise infrastructures.

“Cavium Networks is focused on delivering the highest performance and most scalable line of multi-core MIPS64 processors, with the most advanced application acceleration targeted at intelligent next-generation networking equipment,” said Syed Ali, president and CEO of Cavium Networks. “The system architecture developed in partnership with Vernier Networks is a showcase of the market-leading capabilities of the 16-core OCTEON processor and its ability to host standard C-based applications to address the fast-moving requirements of internal Enterprise Network Security. This architecture will scale in performance and features in a fully compatible manner with future products in our OCTEON roadmap.”

Through the integration partnership between Vernier Networks and Network Intelligence Corporation, highly detailed user and event information is now collected, stored, analyzed, and managed alongside all the data generated by IP devices and applications on the enterprise network. Administrators can now have a complete view of the state of the network, correlate alerts for security threats, and automatically generate either industry-specific compliance reports or provide reports that are customized to the operation of Vernier Networks products.

“By incorporating the rich event data that Vernier Networks’ Network Access Control solution can provide, Network Intelligence can offer customers more detailed reporting and analysis, especially around the compliance state of endpoint systems on the network,” said Jim Melvin, executive vice president for marketing and business development at Network Intelligence. “This partnership will create a best-of-breed solution for powerful security information and event reporting, giving enterprises the greatest insight into their networks’ compliance and security postures.”

The combination of Vernier Network’s Network Access Control solution and PatchLink’s automated cross-platform remediation capabilities significantly reduces costs while providing a high level of Enterprise Network Security and availability. Through integration with PatchLink’s award-winning PatchLink Update™, Vernier Networks now offers network administrators a secure, proactive, and preventative tool to close network security holes, and ensure that every endpoint on the network is brought to and maintained at a secure state. Large organizations benefit from features specifically designed to speed patch deployment, automate monitoring and management across global environments as they enforce security policies to achieve IT compliance.

“Large distributed enterprises with a mobile workforce have a volume of patches that makes it nearly impossible to patch all devices manually,” said Chris Andrew, vice president of security technologies, PatchLink. “Vernier Networks’ Network Access Control technology authenticates and validates all devices when they attempt to connect to the network and restricts access to infected users. By integrating with PatchLink’s industry-leading patch and vulnerability management solution, the IT department can intelligently scan, block and remediate automatically before allowing the users onto the corporate network.”

For more information about Vernier Network’s Technology Partner Program please visit http://www.verniernetworks.com/partners.

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a world leader in security, network services and embedded processor solutions. Cavium Networks' award-winning NITROX® and MIPS64-based OCTEON families of processors and accelerator boards offer flexible, scalable and highly integrated solutions delivering 50Mbps to 10Gbps performance. The company's products are integrated into a wide range of networking equipment that include routers, gateways, network appliances, content switches, wireless LAN access/aggregation points, servers and storage networking devices. Cavium Networks is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA with development centers in Marlboro, MA and Hyderabad, India. For more information, please visit http://www.caviumnetworks.com.

About Network Intelligence Corporation

Network Intelligence is the market-proven leader in transforming enterprise-wide data into automated compliance and security information. The LogSmart® Internet Protocol Database (IPDB)™ provides the only architecture proven to efficiently collect and protect all the data that drives customers’ businesses. Network Intelligence takes the cost and complexity out of compliance and security for hundreds of customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Company’s Web site at http://www.network-intelligence.com, or phone 781-375-9000.

About PatchLink Corporation

PatchLink® Corporation (http://www.patchlink.com) is the global leader for multi-platform, multi-vendor security patch, vulnerability and compliance management software, solutions and services with offices in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Providing a highly scalable, extensible, multi-platform technology for network security, including endpoints, PatchLink Update™ gives customers access to the world's largest repository of tested and security patches and mis-configuration updates for deployment across their enterprises.

About Vernier Networks

Vernier Networks delivers the industry’s leading Network Access Control products that are designed to ensure network compliance. The award-winning EdgeWall product line authenticates, validates and authorizes compliant endpoints, quarantines and remediates infected devices and continuously inspects traffic for policy compliance. Vernier Networks’ products are deployed at hundreds of enterprises, higher education institutions, healthcare organizations and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, with sales operations and channel partners worldwide, Vernier Networks can be found on the web at http://www.verniernetworks.com.

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