NIKSUN Purchases Sandstorm Enterprises

Network Appliance Company Expands Product Line

Jan 12, 2010, 16:46 ET from NIKSUN, Inc.

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- NIKSUN, a premier provider of high-end real-time enterprise network surveillance solutions, today announced the purchase of Sandstorm Enterprises, further expanding its reach into the network appliance marketplace. Sandstorm's security-oriented product line, best known for the security forensics analysis and visibility tool, NetIntercept, became wholly-owned, marketed and distributed by NIKSUN, effective January 11, 2010. Its product portfolio will be released with new updated versions under the NIKSUN label and will be available along with NIKSUN's award winning revolutionary NetVCR® and NetDetector® solutions. The purchase of Sandstorm enhances NIKSUN's already strong position in the network security area.

"The technical excellence of Sandstorm's software, further enhances NIKSUN's strong position in the network security area," noted Dr. Parag Pruthi, NIKSUN's founder and CEO. "I am thrilled about the new and talented professionals that will be added to our team and will work with the NIKSUN team to integrate Sandstorm's technology with NIKSUN's solutions. Once complete, we expect to introduce a whole new standard for intelligence gathering, monitoring network security, data leakage prevention and forensics."

"With the ever expanding use of Web 2.0 technologies within the enterprise, and the rise of cybercrime it is becoming more difficult for organizations to know what data is traversing their networks.  This uncertainty, makes it difficult to verify compliance with data protection regulations," said Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC.  "By combining with Sandstorm, NIKSUN, already a leader in the Forensics and Incident Investigation market, will extend their ability to provide solutions that can provide enterprises the knowledge they required."

"The whole Sandstorm team is excited and is looking forward to integrating with a visionary organization like NIKSUN," said James Van Bokkelen, Sandstorm's President. "The combination of NIKSUN's resources and our experience will take our products to the next level making them #1 in their categories and providing a long term benefit to all of Sandstorm's customers."

About Sandstorm Enterprises, Inc.

Sandstorm Enterprises, Inc., based in Malden, Massachusetts, provides "tools with sharp edges"® to information security professionals. Sandstorm develops aggressive software and appliance products for network monitoring, network forensics analysis, and security auditing including telephone line scanning.

About NIKSUN, Inc.

NIKSUN, Inc. is the recognized worldwide leader in developing and deploying a complete range of award-winning forensics, compliance, security surveillance and performance management solutions for applications ranging from branch offices to core infrastructure environments. NIKSUN's proactive enterprise scalable solutions deliver unprecedented flexibility and real-time response. The company's patented real-time analysis and recording technology enables enterprises, service providers and governments to provide secure and reliable network infrastructure and services. NIKSUN, headquartered in New Jersey, has sales offices in major cities throughout the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

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