Sniffer Technologies Awarded 'Product of the Year' By Network Magazine

Sniffer Wireless Recognized for Performance and Technology Leadership

In Network Analyzer Category



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Network Associates, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sniffer Technologies, a
 business unit of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NETA), today announced that
 Sniffer Wireless was named Product of the Year by Network Magazine in the
 network analyzer category. Network Magazine's award ranked Sniffer Wireless
 according to its high performance and technology leadership as the industry's
 first wireless LAN analyzer.
     "Network Magazine editors select Product of the Year winners based on
 their significance and benefit to our reader community," said Steve Steinke,
 Editor-in-Chief of Network Magazine. "Sniffer Wireless was chosen as the
 winner in the network analyzer category because it addresses a big need for
 high-quality network management tools as 802.11b-based networks take off."
     Network Magazine's Product of the Year Awards are presented annually to
 those products that are most significant to network managers. Specific
 criteria used to judge Product of the Year candidates include the broad appeal
 of the product to the publication's reader base; competitive enhancements the
 product offers; price/performance advantages; technical ingenuity; new
 features and applications; and serviceability to the market.
     With its Sniffer Wireless solution, Sniffer is helping organizations
 worldwide develop a secure and efficient wireless local area network (LAN)
 that meets their unique business needs while reducing network operating costs.
 Sniffer Wireless provides network managers and IT professionals with the
 capability to monitor and analyze 802.11b-based wireless LAN traffic to help
 detect and prevent network vulnerabilities, such as slowdowns and encryption
 holes, that can be costly to the business if gone undetected.
     "Sniffer's win in Network Magazine's Product of the Year awards
 underscores our leadership in the network and application management market,"
 said Tina Stewart, vice president of marketing and business development,
 Sniffer Technologies. "Furthermore, by providing customers with high-quality,
 long-term network management and troubleshooting capabilities, Sniffer
 Wireless is creating the standard on how we address wireless LAN security and
 performance needs today."
     All Product of the Year award winners will be featured in the May issue of
 Network Magazine. Special awards recognizing winners will be presented
 Wednesday, May 9th during Networld + Interop Spring 2001 in Las Vegas.
     Sniffer Technologies, a Network Associates business, is a leading provider
 of network and application management solutions designed to insure e-business
 uptime. Supporting one of the widest ranges of network topologies in the
 industry, the Sniffer Total Network Visibility (TNV) suite is an integrated
 solution enabling enterprises and service providers to cost-effectively keep
 their networks and applications up and running at peak performance. As one of
 the most trusted solutions for monitoring, troubleshooting, reporting, and
 proactively managing network availability and performance, the Sniffer TNV
 suite meets the demanding 24x7 availability requirements of e-business Web
 sites, Internet applications, converged voice, video, and data networks, and
 high speed switched and optical networks. For more information, Sniffer
 Technologies can be reached on the Internet at http://www.sniffer.com .
     With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a
 leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-businesses.
 Network Associates is comprised of four business units:  McAfee, delivering
 world class anti-virus products; PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion
 detection and encryption products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network
 and application management; and Magic Solutions, providing web-based service
 desk solutions. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at
 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at http://www.nai.com .
     *802.11b is the IEEE industry standard for wireless interoperability.
     NOTE:  Network Associates, Sniffer, Total Network Visibility, TNV, PGP,
 McAfee and Magic Solutions are registered trademarks of Network Associates,
 Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All
 other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole
 property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Network Associates, Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sniffer Technologies, a
 business unit of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NETA), today announced that
 Sniffer Wireless was named Product of the Year by Network Magazine in the
 network analyzer category. Network Magazine's award ranked Sniffer Wireless
 according to its high performance and technology leadership as the industry's
 first wireless LAN analyzer.
     "Network Magazine editors select Product of the Year winners based on
 their significance and benefit to our reader community," said Steve Steinke,
 Editor-in-Chief of Network Magazine. "Sniffer Wireless was chosen as the
 winner in the network analyzer category because it addresses a big need for
 high-quality network management tools as 802.11b-based networks take off."
     Network Magazine's Product of the Year Awards are presented annually to
 those products that are most significant to network managers. Specific
 criteria used to judge Product of the Year candidates include the broad appeal
 of the product to the publication's reader base; competitive enhancements the
 product offers; price/performance advantages; technical ingenuity; new
 features and applications; and serviceability to the market.
     With its Sniffer Wireless solution, Sniffer is helping organizations
 worldwide develop a secure and efficient wireless local area network (LAN)
 that meets their unique business needs while reducing network operating costs.
 Sniffer Wireless provides network managers and IT professionals with the
 capability to monitor and analyze 802.11b-based wireless LAN traffic to help
 detect and prevent network vulnerabilities, such as slowdowns and encryption
 holes, that can be costly to the business if gone undetected.
     "Sniffer's win in Network Magazine's Product of the Year awards
 underscores our leadership in the network and application management market,"
 said Tina Stewart, vice president of marketing and business development,
 Sniffer Technologies. "Furthermore, by providing customers with high-quality,
 long-term network management and troubleshooting capabilities, Sniffer
 Wireless is creating the standard on how we address wireless LAN security and
 performance needs today."
     All Product of the Year award winners will be featured in the May issue of
 Network Magazine. Special awards recognizing winners will be presented
 Wednesday, May 9th during Networld + Interop Spring 2001 in Las Vegas.
     Sniffer Technologies, a Network Associates business, is a leading provider
 of network and application management solutions designed to insure e-business
 uptime. Supporting one of the widest ranges of network topologies in the
 industry, the Sniffer Total Network Visibility (TNV) suite is an integrated
 solution enabling enterprises and service providers to cost-effectively keep
 their networks and applications up and running at peak performance. As one of
 the most trusted solutions for monitoring, troubleshooting, reporting, and
 proactively managing network availability and performance, the Sniffer TNV
 suite meets the demanding 24x7 availability requirements of e-business Web
 sites, Internet applications, converged voice, video, and data networks, and
 high speed switched and optical networks. For more information, Sniffer
 Technologies can be reached on the Internet at http://www.sniffer.com .
     With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a
 leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-businesses.
 Network Associates is comprised of four business units:  McAfee, delivering
 world class anti-virus products; PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion
 detection and encryption products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network
 and application management; and Magic Solutions, providing web-based service
 desk solutions. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at
 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at http://www.nai.com .
     *802.11b is the IEEE industry standard for wireless interoperability.
     NOTE:  Network Associates, Sniffer, Total Network Visibility, TNV, PGP,
 McAfee and Magic Solutions are registered trademarks of Network Associates,
 Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All
 other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole
 property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Network Associates, Inc.

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