NetContinuum Named Top Emerging Security Company Of 2004 By Growthink Research

SANTA CLARA, Calif. July 14, 2004 NetContinuum, the leading provider of ASIC-based application firewalls, today announced leading venture capital research firm Growthink Research has named the company one of its “Top Emerging Companies” in the networking security sector. The Growthink Research award honors the top, private companies with the greatest potential for future success.

Growthink Research evaluated more than 2,000 companies on a variety of stringent criteria including experience of management team, uniqueness of each company’s technology or business model, the company’s track record of raising capital, and likelihood for future success.

“This award highlights the growing importance of application security products that protect companies from data theft, financial fraud and loss of customer confidence due to web application attacks,” said Wes Wasson, Chief Strategy Officer at NetContinuum. “NetContinuum is rapidly expanding its customer base and is honored by Growthink’s recognition as a leader in the security sector.”

Additional information on the award is available at www.growthinkresearch.com/10security.html

About the NetContinuum NC-1000 Application Security Gateway:
The NetContinuum NC-1000 Application Security Gateway is a powerful application firewall that delivers the highest level of protection available for mission-critical web applications. Unlike reactive signature-based products, NetContinuum utilizes a methods-based approach to proactively defend against both known and unknown attack methods.

The NetContinuum NC-1000 is the only application firewall on the market designed from the ground up with strict data center requirements in mind. Unlike generic PC and software-based alternatives, the NC-1000 is based on a purpose-built platform that begins with the world’s most powerful security ASIC and extends this design philosophy through the entire system architecture. The result is an application security system that is dramatically more robust, more reliable and more secure than any other product in the industry today.

About NetContinuum, Inc.:
NetContinuum is the leading provider of ASIC-based application firewalls that deliver the highest level of application protection available. The NetContinuum Application Security Gateway product line reduces the risk of data theft, financial fraud and loss of customer confidence due to web application attacks. NetContinuum is listed as the most “visionary” company on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Firewalls and boasts an impressive customer base comprised of Fortune 1000 enterprises, government agencies and service providers. Founded in 1999, NetContinuum is a privately held company based in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, please visit www.netcontinuum.com or call 408-961-5600.




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