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Wireless Security Expert Andrew Lockhart Joins Network Chemistry

Developer of Popular Open Source Security Software to Drive R&D for Leading Wireless Security and Management Provider

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Chemistry Inc., the leading provider of integrated RF security and management solutions, announced today the appointment of Andrew Lockhart as lead security analyst. Mr. Lockhart is recognized as one of a handful of wireless security experts and is best known for founding the Snort-Wireless project, which added wireless intrusion detection capabilities to Snort, the leading Open Source intrusion detection system software.

Andrew Lockhart is an active writer and industry speaker and recently authored the well-known book "Network Security Hacks" which was published by O'Reilly in five languages. The book provides a guide for network administrators to make Linux, UNIX, and Windows networks more secure. At Network Chemistry, Mr. Lockhart will be responsible for driving the research and development of advanced security features for RFprotect(TM), the company's industry-leading wireless intrusion detection and prevention system (WIDP).

"Network Chemistry is investing heavily in R&D to extend its leadership position in WIDP technology, a commitment that requires constant vigilance and innovation," said Rob Markovich, Network Chemistry's president and CEO. "Andrew has a broad and deep knowledge of the threats that wireless systems face, and a proven track record of developing solutions and policies to thwart them. Andrew adds to an already impressive technical staff, which is by far the strongest team of experts in the field of wireless security and management systems."

"I joined Network Chemistry because of its demonstrated technical leadership in the WIDP market and its strong support for Open Source security software," said Mr. Lockhart. "As the use of wireless networks becomes prevalent for business-critical applications, assuring the security and performance of the end users, data, and infrastructure must be addressed."

Andrew Lockhart comes to Network Chemistry from IBM Global Services and has extensive experience working as a private security consultant. Mr. Lockhart holds a BS in computer science from Colorado State University.

About Network Chemistry

Network Chemistry provides enterprise-class systems that increase the security and performance of wireless networks and protect business critical applications. Its award-winning RFprotect system is the industry's first highly scalable wireless intrusion protection system, providing complete detection, assessment, prevention, and auditing of wireless threats and attacks, while offering a breakthrough reduction in total cost of ownership. Network Chemistry, founded in 2002, is based in Redwood City, California, and is privately funded by Geneva Venture Partners, Innovacom (the venture arm of France Telecom), and In-Q-Tel (the venture arm of the Central Intelligence Agency). For more information, visit http://www.networkchemistry.com/ or call 1-888-952-6477.

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