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  • 04 September, 2003 16:16

<p>Netasyst Network Analyser from Sniffer Technologies ensures optimal wireless and LAN network performance and security</p>
<p>4 September 2003 - Network Associates, the leading provider of intrusion prevention solutions, today announced the newest network and security management solution from the Sniffer Technologies division, the Netasyst network analyser, specifically designed for the burgeoning small and mid-size business (SMB) market and field service organisations. The Netasyst solution is a cost-effective network performance solution that provides businesses with a flexible solution to monitor, troubleshoot and secure their 10/100 LAN and 802.11a and 802.11b wireless networks.</p>
<p>A standalone software solution, the Netasyst network analyser is backed by the power of Sniffer Technologies, providing SMBs and field service organisations with many of the features and functionalities that large-scale enterprises use to manage, secure and plan the growth of their networks. With the Netasyst network analyser, small and mid-size businesses now have an affordable solution to track information flowing through their networks, protect their networks and, with the optional Expert Analysis system, pinpoint the root causes of network problems and intelligently define probable solutions to the problem.</p>
<p>“Small and mid-size businesses have the same core requirement to ensure that their networks are running efficiently and securely, but also need a solution that is cost-effective and easy to use,” said Stephen Elliot, senior analyst at IDC. “Deploying a solution like Netasyst that is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s SMBs, will help to ensure that their businesses are not affected by downtime or security breaches, which could be detrimental to the vitality of their business operations.”</p>
<p>Because IT managers at small and mid-size enterprise companies have multiple responsibilities with limited budgets and resources, providing a quick and easy resolution to network and security issues is paramount. Netasyst network analyser provides the IT manager with a multi-functional tool that addresses key business performance issues including:</p>
<p>• Immediate problem resolution – Netasyst software can be used to identify and resolve network and application issues, and can help IT staff determine whether the application, server, or network is responsible for poor performance. The solution can also help IT staff identify misconfigured devices such as workstations, routers and servers. Netasyst software does not just identify the problem; it provides the supporting detail that helps solve the problem, thereby helping to reduce mean-time-to-resolution and improve overall end-user productivity.
• Enhance existing security measures – Netasyst software complements existing security solutions such as firewalls, anti-virus software, VPNs, and intrusion detection and protection systems, and provides packet-level details that help validate the effectiveness of these measures. Netasyst can also identify virus and worm-infected hosts and servers on the network, thereby minimising detection and clean-up time and reducing financial and operational exposure.
• Improved network performance –Netasyst software also helps administrators understand network usage issues, identify non-business use such as personal instant messaging and video streaming programs, and spot inefficient and “chatty” applications, all of which cause unnecessary bandwidth consumption. By identifying and tuning these and other issues on their networks, businesses save money by improving overall network efficiency and performance and by reducing and/or deferring capital expenditures.</p>
<p>Additionally with the Netasyst network analyser, large field services organisations will be able to extend the power of Sniffer Technologies beyond sophisticated network specialists to the legions of network technicians that require a powerful tool to resolve network performance and security issues. Netasyst software enables large field organisations to cost effectively deploy licenses to each and every technician enabling companies to leverage investments in training and education as well as to reduce the time-to-resolution of network issues.</p>
<p>“Sniffer Technologies continues to raise the bar on protecting the security and availability of our customers’ networks. The Netasyst network analyser is the best solution on the market for today’s small and mid-size companies looking to fully optimise and secure their networks,” said Ray Smets, president of Sniffer Technologies. “Network Associates is committed to delivering best-of-breed security and manageability solutions tailored to meet the needs of our customers – from consumers and small businesses all the way to the largest enterprises.”</p>
<p>Netasyst network analyser’s capacity for data monitoring and analysis enables IT staff with limited resources to have a greater understanding of network traffic for proactive fine-tuning and evaluation of network issues, delivering a cost effective and time efficient solution for network performance and management needs. And, because Netasyst network analyser is powered by Sniffer Technologies, it delivers best-in-class decodes, providing a consistent view of network traffic, so that the IT manager can identify what is causing application or network errors; Expert Analysis software to help customers pinpoint the root causes of network problems and intelligently define and explain probable solutions to those problems; and alarms and filters, which can be used to alert managers to the presence of the malicious or abnormal network activity.</p>
<p>When combined with value-added software options such as Netasyst Voice, SMBs can have immediate insight into their voice and video traffic. Netasyst Voice helps to ensure successful VoIP network rollouts while ensuring that network response times are not degraded. And, when combined with the power of Expert Analysis, Netasyst Voice will alarm IT managers to critical VoIP implementations, helping to analyse and resolve packet loss, packet sequencing problems, and latency. Nuasis, a software company dedicated to the emerging Internet Protocol contact center market, relies on solutions from Sniffer Technologies to help provide small to mid-size businesses deploying VoIP applications with the tools required to ensure visibility into their networks.</p>
<p>“Tools like Netasyst are integral to the successful deployment of VoIP applications on business networks,” said Kevin McPartlan, vice president of business development at Nuasis. “Today, Nuasis relies on Sniffer Technologies software to conduct a comprehensive audit and insure readiness of our customer’s networks prior to the deployment of the NuContact Center. We believe the value offered by this next generation product, Netasyst network analyser, will be very attractive to network managers who need visibility into potential network issues before they affect application users.”</p>
<p>Available through Network Associates channel partners and direct sales force, Netasyst software is backed by the company’s award-winning support, education and professional services, enabling customers to implement the solution that delivers maximum benefit and return on investment. Pricing is to be announced and includes telephone technical support. For additional information on the Netasyst network analyser solution, please contact Sniffer Technologies at 1-800-SNIFFER.</p>
<p>Sniffer Technologies products are a part of Network Associates McAfee Network Protection Solutions family of products, and deliver network, security, and application management solutions designed to ensure optimal business uptime and availability. Supporting the widest range of network topologies in the industry, the Sniffer products enable enterprises, small to medium businesses, and service providers worldwide to effectively keep their networks and applications up and running at peak performance, 24x7. As one of the most trusted providers of monitoring, troubleshooting, and network visualisation solutions, Sniffer products are designed to meet the demanding availability and security requirements of organisations' web sites; Internet applications; converged voice, video, and data networks; wireless local area networks (LANs); and high speed switched and optical networks. For more information on Sniffer Technologies products please visit</p>
<p>Nuasis sells and supports the Nuasis NuContact Center, a multi-media contact distribution system designed to route and queue voice, e-mail and Web contacts on a single platform. The end-to-end IP-based system consolidates the routing of customer phone calls, e-mails, and web contacts for improved customer service and contact handling. By delivering voice communications over the corporate data network, along with e-mail and Web contacts, the NuContact Center eliminates the high cost and administrative burden of maintaining both telephony and data networks for the call center application.</p>
<p>About Nuasis Corporation
Nuasis Corporation, a new company in the emerging IP contact center market space, is leading the transformation of the customer contact center from proprietary circuit-based ACD switches to IP-based enterprise software applications for handling customer inquiries via the phone, e-mail, and Web. The company has offices in major metropolitan cities in the U.S. Nuasis is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, contact Nuasis at (408) 350-4900 or visit us via the Web at</p>
<p>About Network Associates
With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. (NYSE: NET) creates best-of-breed computer security solutions that prevent intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from the next generation of blended attacks and threats. Offering two families of products, McAfee System Protection Solutions, securing desktops and servers, and McAfee Network Protection Solutions, ensuring the protection and performance of the corporate network, Network Associates offers computer security to large enterprises, governments, small and medium sized businesses, and consumers. These two product portfolios incorporate Network Associates leading McAfee, Sniffer and Magic Solutions product lines. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 972-963-8000 or on the Internet at</p>
<p>NOTE: Network Associates, McAfee, Sniffer, Netasyst and Magic Solutions are registered trademarks or trademarks of Network Associates, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Sniffer brand products are made only by Network Associates, Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners. 2003 Networks Associates Technology, Inc.</p>

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