Radware and NetGuard Increase Network Security in Small- and Medium-sized Business Solution


Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of Internet Traffic Management (ITM) solutions enabling continuous access to Web sites, IP applications and content, and NetGuard, a leading provider of enterprise-class network security and privacy solutions, are teaming to enhance the levels of high availability and security in enterprise network security systems. The companies announced today that they will coordinate sales and marketing of security solutions comprised of NetGuard's GuardianPRO, an award-winning NT firewall and Radware's FireProof, an intelligent, redundant high availability ITM solution for effective and reliable management of traffic within multiple firewall systems.

NetGuard produces a suite of products for conducting secure communications and commerce over the Internet. Based on a unique MAC Layer Stateful inspection technology, GuardianPro combines a fully integrated security suite including IPSec VPN, Bandwidth Management, NAT, and Authentication. GuardianPro secures enterprise-wide connections with Real-time Performance Monitoring (RPM) to detect suspicious events and identify improper Internet usage by employees. In addition, GuardianPro secures remote user access by supporting widely used authentication systems such as SecurID tokens and RADIUS servers.

FireProof is a hardware-based ITM solution that provides high availability, fault tolerance, and optimization of resources and scalability for up to 100 firewalls. Added security is obtained with the use of multiple FireProofs, creating redundancy and the ability to transparently add or remove firewalls to meet user demands. Radware was the first vendor to load balance firewalls and currently dominates the market with its FireProof product. Radware continues to increase its market share by developing strong relationships with reputable vendors such as NetGuard.

Recognizing the need for high availability and redundancy as well as maximum security, NetGuard and Radware will be offering FireProof to enhance the security capabilities for GuardianPRO customers. The combination of FireProof with GuardianPRO creates a virtually impenetrable system defense.

"NetGuard consistently addresses the expanding needs of businesses with the unsurpassed security of its firewall," said Steve Orenberg, president of NetGuard, Inc. "Radware's FireProof provides GuardianPro with the complementary features necessary to meet the high-level security requirements of our customers."

"More and more customers are building security (firewall) arrays," said Mike Long, VP of marketing and technology at Radware Inc. "The combination of the GuardianPRO firewall and FireProof will allow customers to dynamically and transparently scale their security solutions to meet market needs."


About NetGuard

NetGuard is a leading provider of enterprise-class security and privacy solutions designed to protect the information systems infrastructures and data communications of small- and medium-sized businesses from internal and external intrusion. The company's security and privacy solutions are an easy-to-install, integrated package that includes a high performance firewall, VPN and bandwidth management tools for securing the entire enterprise from corporate headquarters to branch offices and remote employees. NetGuard's GuardianPRO, the company's security solution suite, first released in 1995, was one of the first native Windows NT products on the market. For more information on NetGuard, Inc. or GuardianPRO, please call 972/738-6900 or visit the company's Web site at www.netguard.com.


About Radware

Radware develops, manufacturers and markets products that manage and direct Internet traffic among network resources to enable continuous access to Web sites and services, applications and content based on the Internet protocol. Radware offers a broad range of Internet traffic management solutions to service providers, e-commerce businesses and corporate enterprises that require uninterrupted availability and optimal performance of IP-based applications that are critical to their business. Radware's Internet traffic management solutions enable its customers to manage their network infrastructure to bypass system failures and to scale their network infrastructure to accommodate increasing IP traffic. Radware's products improve the productivity of network infrastructure by distributing traffic within a network to optimize the use of available network resources. Radware's products can be deployed either as independent solutions to address specific application needs at a particular location within a network or as an end-to-end integrated solution to manage traffic throughout a network.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Internet traffic management industry, changes in demand for Internet traffic management products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form F-1.