Network-1 Forms Strategic Relationship with Kroll

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 6, 2001–Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSSI), a technology leader in active intrusion prevention solutions for e-Business networks announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with the Kroll Information Security Group, a unit of The Kroll-O’Gara Company (Nasdaq: KROG), the world leader in security consulting. This relationship includes, among other things, an understanding that Kroll will enter into an agreement for the resale of Network-1’s CyberwallPLUS firewall and intrusion prevention products as part of its network security solution set.

The reseller agreement will enable Kroll to distribute CyberwallPLUS to its customers for use as a second layer of security behind traditional network perimeter defenses. Host-based security such as CyberwallPLUS compliments traditional perimeter defenses to effectively enable today’s e-business and e-government transactions while preventing hacking threats that continue to gain in intensity and sophistication. CyberwallPLUS enables highly specific security policies to be implemented on a per-computer basis, protecting critical network assets, without impairing legitimate e-Business activities.

“Network-1 is excited to be partnering with a global firm as prestigious in the security arena as Kroll,” said Murray Fish, President of Network-1 Security Solutions. “We look forward to a very productive partnership.”

About Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc.

Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSSI) is a technology leader in host intrusion prevention products that allow organizations to open up for e-Business. Host intrusion prevention combines the benefits of firewalls and host-based network intrusion detection allowing e-Businesses to scale the secure processing of incoming and outgoing traffic. In addition, host intrusion prevention protects critical data servers from abuses by those with “insider access” and enables the deployment of multiple layers of defense against breaches by outsiders. Additional details about the Company and its products are available at: http://www.network-1.com.

About The Kroll-O’Gara Company:

The Kroll-O’Gara Company (Nasdaq: KROG) is a leading global provider of specialized security products and services designed to supply solutions to a variety of security needs. Headquartered in New York, the Kroll Information Security Group offers business, government and non-profit clients a wide range of services, including emergency incident response, computer and network forensics, information security consulting, Internet surveillance and evidence gathering, and high tech investigations and computer forensic training. More information about Kroll and its information security services can be found at: http://www.krollworldwide.com.

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.




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