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nexTier Networks Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in DLP Technology
Top Consulting Firm Recognizes New Approach to Data Leak Prevention as Innovative Step Forward for Information Security Industry

SANTA CLARA, CA – January 20, 2009 – nexTier Networks, the company redefining data leak prevention with semantic analysis, today announced that it has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Award for Network Security Infrastructure Protection Excellence in Technology for its strategic innovation in information security. The Silicon Valley-based data leak prevention (DLP) company was recognized by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan for pioneering the area of information security with its newly introduced offering that improves on current DLP technologies with a real-time solution that provides twice the accuracy, five times the performance, and ten times the ability to scale.

“nexTier Networks was selected for developing a path-breaking semantic intelligence-based Data Leak Prevention (DLP) technology that is capable of comprehensively monitoring and blocking unauthorized access to business-sensitive data in transmission,” said Achyuthanandan Sampath, Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “With its innovative approach to DLP, the Silicon Valley-based startup has helped ignite a new-era in DLP technologies that require little to no human intervention to secure data. nexTier’s technology has also arrived at a critical juncture when DLP is gaining credence in enterprises and IT administrators are looking for new and better approaches to secure data leaks.”

Frost & Sullivan's 2009 North American Network Security Infrastructure Protection Excellence in Technology of the Year Award is bestowed annually on the company that has pioneered the development and introduction of innovative technology; the winning technology must have either impacted or has the potential to impact several market sectors simultaneously. The Excellence award recognizes successful technology development that is expected to contribute significant contributions to the technology industry in terms of adoption, change, and competitive posture. It further recognises the company's overall technical excellence and its commitment toward technology innovation.

“We are proud to receive this award of distinction from Frost & Sullivan, the industry's leading independent technology consulting firm," said nexTier Networks’ Founder and CEO Tarique Mustafa. "This award speaks volumes to the dedication of our team and the technological innovation that results from listening closely to the market and designing security technology that provide both outstanding performance and unsurpassed value."

nexTier Networks vastly improves information security using unique semantic analysis technology. nexTier’s technology prevents data loss by automatically discovering data wherever it is located in an enterprise, analyzing that data in real-time, and determining the data’s security value within the context of the business. Much in the way that DNA is used to identify humans, nexTier’s algorithms automatically extract the unique security DNA sequence of data, correlate that DNA sequence to security policies, and use that DNA sequence as a means of enforcing security policies against that data. Highly immune to evasion compared to previous DLP technologies, nexTier’s security algorithms can determine the origin of information even if it has been retyped into a brand new document or rearranged and reworded in a deliberately evasive manner. Unlike first generation DLP technologies, newly available nexTier DLP is the industry’s first real-time, automated security technology that has a quick deployment process even in the most complex datacenters of large, multi-national global businesses.

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies across a variety of regional and global markets that demonstrate outstanding achievement and superior performance in key areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

nexTier Networks was founded in 2006 by Tarique Mustafa and has a team, board, and board of advisors that include many leading authorities from companies like Symantec, McAfee, Netscape, RSA, VeriSign, Cisco, Juniper, GreenBorder, Sygate and Securify. nexTier Networks is funded by prominent Silicon Valley angel investors

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  About nexTier Networks

Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, nexTier Networks has created a whole new way to secure business information by firewalling data at the “semantic layer” – the network communications layer at which the semantic meaning in data is communicated. Following years of research and development, nexTier delivers the first true breakthrough in data leak prevention by introducing the world’s first semantically-aware security algorithms that identify, classify and protect information in real-time and across very large volumes of content with unprecedented accuracy. The company was founded by Silicon Valley security veteran Tarique Mustafa and is backed by a team, board and board of advisors that include many leading authorities from companies like Symantec, McAfee, VeriSign, Cisco, Juniper, GreenBorder, Sygate and Securify.

  About Frost & Sullivan

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