Network-1 Announces Certification as NetIQ WebTrends Partner

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan 8, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSSI), announced today that its CyberwallPLUS(TM) family of products completed and passed certification for interoperability with NetIQ’s WebTrends Firewall Reporting Solutions. Network-1 is one of the first intrusion prevention solutions for desktops, laptops and servers to be certified under the program. This certification assures users of the compatibility of CyberwallPLUS with the security management tools in WebTrends Firewall Reporting Solutions.

“Desktop and server security is becoming more prevalent in our users’ security architectures,” said Steve Seminario, director of business development at NetIQ. “This partnership with Network-1 enables WebTrends customers to centrally manage, report and secure their environment.”

“Teaming with a leader in the security reporting and management market is important to our customers,” said Murray Fish, President of Network-1. “Enterprises are searching for flexible software which can be easily integrated with the management tools they are already using today. Our support of the WELF format is a significant step towards simplifying the operation and management of distributed security for our customers.”

The CyberwallPLUS family of intrusion prevention solutions for Windows desktops, laptops and servers is the latest generation of host security software from Network-1. CyberwallPLUS integrates a powerful range of security techniques to actively detect and block intrusions. This unique solution provides the fine-grained access control, bi-directional protection and stateful packet inspection typically found only in high-end perimeter firewalls, combined with powerful intrusion detection and prevention capabilities. This combination provides the highest level of host protection from both Internet and internal user attacks. CyberwallPLUS’ policy management enables detailed security policies to be formulated, distributed, and monitored, maximizing IT security resources.

About Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc.

Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSSI) is a leader in server and workstation intrusion prevention software, combining the benefits of firewalls and intrusion detection directly on critical servers, desktops, and mobile computers. Distributed intrusion prevention protects against abuses by those with “insider access” and provides multiple layers of defense against breaches by outsiders. Security conscious organizations are using CyberwallPLUS as an integral component of their “defense in depth” security strategies. For additional details about the Company and its products visit http://www.network-1.com, or contact 800-NETWRK1 or 781-522-3400.

Certain of the above statements contained in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Actual results, events and circumstances (including future performance, results and trends) could differ materially from those set forth in such statements due to various factors, risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks associated with the Company’s future growth and operating results, the uncertainty associated with obtaining sufficient financing, the uncertainty of market acceptance of the Company’s products, technological change, competitive factors and general economic conditions. Except as otherwise required to be disclosed in periodic reports required to be filed by companies registered under the Exchange Act by the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company has no duty and undertakes no obligation to update such statements.

CyberwallPLUS is a trademark of Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. All other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Michael Clarkin, Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc.,(781) 522-3400, pr@network-1.com, or Jim Buckley, Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc., (617) 542-5300, ir@network-1.com




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