Network ICE Wins Best of Show at Upside Events’ Fifth Annual Preview Spring Reception

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 27, 2001–Network ICE, a leading provider of intrusion detection and protection for enterprises and consumers, won “Best of Show” at Upside Events’ Preview Spring 2001 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Undercover journalists at the March 13 competition scored and ranked nearly 20 invited-only companies on innovation, user-friendliness and potential benefit to customers.

ICEpac Security Suite, Network ICE’s enterprise product, beat nearly 20 companies that demonstrated their latest products and technologies. ICEpac uses Network ICE’s patent-pending BlackICE technology to detect, identify and block hackers’ Internet attacks before they can compromise a system. The ICEpac suite is designed to protect an entire corporation’s network including remote VPN users. It uses one of the most advanced intrusion detection technologies to single out hackers and stop them from breaking into your network or stealing valuable information assets.

“Preview Spring had a great group of companies demonstrating exciting new products this year, as was reflected by the enthusiasm of the attendees,” said Tim Smith, president of Upside Events. “The selection for Best of Show was not easy, and it was a close contest, but the final tally showed Network ICE really grabbed the judges’ attention and stood out as their favorite.”

“We are honored to be chosen Best of Show, especially considering the innovation and technology entered by the other companies,” said Robert Graham, chief technology officer of Network ICE. “Being recognized by an impartial media panel as the cream of the crop was the highlight of the night – especially at such a distinguished event.”

About Network ICE Corporation

Network ICE was founded in 1998 by a team of network analysis and security experts to solve the problem of intrusion detection and defense for high-speed networks and VPN deployments. Network ICE provides enterprise and consumer turnkey intrusion protection and security policy management solutions for hundreds of corporations worldwide. Network ICE uses patent-pending technology to protect networks and systems from hackers by detecting and blocking the attack, tracing the identity of the intruder and reporting the details of the attack. For more information, visit the Network ICE Web site at

About Upside Events, Inc.

Upside Events, Inc. produces high-profile executive conferences regarded as being among the most desirable product launch demonstration venues in the Internet and high technology industries. Upside Events, produced by notable industry experts and journalists, are valuable educational and networking opportunities for senior executives in high technology and related industries, including digital entertainment, communications, finance and the media. Upside Events’ current roster for 2001 includes Digital Living Room Pavilion at CES, Showcase, Preview Spring, Digital Lifestyle Revolution, LAUNCH!, Preview Fall and Club Upside. For more information, visit

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