Network Chemistry Sells its Wireless Security BusinessJuly 24, 2007
Network Chemistry has sold its wireless security business to Aruba Networks. The company will focus on its on-demand search for IT.
PALO ALTO, CA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Network Chemistry announced today that Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN) has acquired its wireless security business. This divestment enables Network Chemistry to focus entirely on its rapidly growing IT management business.
For more than a year, Network Chemistry has been working on a major initiative to help organizations better understand and manage IT through innovative search and collaboration technologies. Known by its code name "Project Wishbone," it is the world's first on-demand search engine for IT. Project Wishbone breaks down the walls between isolated IT systems by using search algorithms to find the hidden relationships between data from different systems and devices. The Wishbone search engine provides a starting place to solve virtually any IT problem, whether it is related to security, operations, or networking.
More than 500,000 individuals and businesses already use Network Chemistry's open source tools. The users of these tools have helped Network Chemistry create the world's largest collaborative device-classification index. Project Wishbone will rapidly build on this success.
More information about this initiative and beta registration is available here.
Building on a Legacy of Success
The divestment of the wireless security business to Aruba highlights the strong customer adoption of Network Chemistry's products by enterprises and government agencies alike. Network Chemistry's products have been at the forefront of wireless intrusion detection and prevention solutions, and complement Aruba's broad existing line of mobile infrastructure and security products. Aruba plans to integrate the newly acquired products into its secure mobility solutions, as well as provide products and continuing support to existing Network Chemistry customers and partners.
The divestment includes the following award-winning products:
- RFprotect Distributed—a patent-pending wireless intrusion detection and prevention system that uses a central security engine and purpose-built sensors to automate threat detection, attack prevention, and 'no wireless' policy enforcement
- RFprotect Endpoint—a software agent that protects laptops by actively enforcing networking policies
- RFprotect Mobile—a portable analyzer for conducting site surveys, security assessments, and incident responses of wireless networks
- BlueScanner—a free, portable Bluetooth discovery and vulnerability assessment tool
"This is a tremendous success for the company and we believe that our customers and partners will gain access to the industry's most dynamic wireless infrastructure provider," said Brian de Haaff, president and CEO of Network Chemistry. "We are very proud of our pioneering work in wireless security, the industry accolades that we have received, and our portfolio of products that help protect the mobile enterprise. Most importantly, the transaction ensures that we will accelerate the growth of our IT management business and quickly deliver a new category of on-demand technology for IT."
About Network Chemistry
Network Chemistry is the industry standard for securing networks from rogue devices. The world's most successful enterprises and demanding government agencies trust Network Chemistry's wired and wireless security solutions to classify network infrastructure, find and eliminate unauthorized devices, and enforce networking policies. Network Chemistry has received numerous accolades, including being recognized as a Red Herring 100 company, receiving the top score in SC Magazine's "Wireless Security Group Test," as well as its "Global Award," and "5 Star Winner" honors; Network Computing's "Editor's Choice" and "Best Value"; and 802.11 Planet's "Best of Show." The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit the Web site or call 1-888-952-6477.
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