Bluesocket Supports Microsoft

Bluesocket joins Microsoft Network Access Protection Program

April 18, 2005

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BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Bluesocket, Inc. (www.bluesocket.com), the leader in open wireless security and management solutions, today announced it is working with Microsoft Corporation through its Network Access Protection (NAP) program. In doing so, Bluesocket will provide enterprise wireless LAN products that are interoperable with Microsoft NAP technologies to help protect all end-point devices; reducing the risk of introducing viruses from computers that link to corporate networks through wireless access.

Microsoft's Network Access Protection technology is a comprehensive platform infrastructure that allows system administrators to monitor and control computer access to corporate networks as well as update non-compliant computers. Through broad partnerships with industry leaders such as Bluesocket, Network Access Protection will deliver comprehensive, end-to-end solutions that ensure policy compliance, prevent the spread of viruses and protect corporate assets.

Bluesocket wireless LAN solutions help secure and control Wi-Fi networks and provide universal authentication, Secure Mobility(R), policy and bandwidth management through unparalleled interoperability with heterogeneous network infrastructure and WLAN standards. Bluesocket is dedicated to providing support for standards, including those that ensure end-point compliance with corporate security policies. By integrating Microsoft Network Access Protection technologies, Bluesocket will ensure an end user's device is free from viruses and worms and has the latest required security patches. As a result, this new level of enterprise-class security mitigates the risks posed by employees and guests accessing enterprise resources via wireless connections.

"The prevention of the propagation of viruses through antivirus software and the timely installation of operating system updates is a critical part of managing today's networks," said Steve Anderson, Senior Director in the Windows Server division at Microsoft. "The explosive growth of enterprise wireless networks introduces a complex set of concerns associated with the additional access they provide. We are very pleased that Bluesocket has joined our initiative to help ensure corporate assets are not compromised when computers requesting access to a network lack the proper operating system configuration or antivirus updates."

Bluesocket Inc.

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