Fortress Technologies Receives PRESTIGIOUS 2004 Frost & Sullivan “Market Leadership of the Year” Award

Tampa, Fl. – Sept. 23, 2004 – Fortress Technologies announced it has received the prestigious “2004 Frost and Sullivan Market Leadership of the Year Award” in the wireless LAN security market for dedicated security appliances. The annual award is bestowed upon the company that has exhibited market share leadership through the implementation of market engineering strategy. Fortress secured the number one industry ranking this year through a combination of market share, revenue growth rates, profitability and market and technology innovation.

As part of an extensive awards program recognizing leaders across the telecommunication, IT and security industries, the award was presented last night at the 2004 Mobile Communication Awards Banquet in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Recognized in part for their investment in strategic partnerships, Frost and Sullivan noted, “Fortress Technologies has strengthened its channel by allying with companies such as AirDefense and Enterasys in order to reach a wider base of customers. Such initiatives have propelled Fortress Technologies into a market-leading position with more than a third of the revenues in the dedicated security appliances market space.”

After receiving this important recognition, CEO of Fortress Technologies Shawn Hughes said, “We have always believed that a security product designed specifically for wireless is what the market demands. This award validates that we have a formula that blends the best of breed protection with the lowest total cost of ownership required to make enterprise wireless a safe business proposition. For years, Fortress has been the product that customers turn to when faced with the toughest challenges in protecting highly sensitive data and applications.”

Fortress’ award winning products provide security and policy enforcement across a wide range of wireless networks including current and future versions of 802.11 (a,b,g,n-¦), 802.16 (WiMax) and others. Fortress provides the strongest commercially available protection for wireless and the unequaled vendor agnostic capability to implement this protection seamlessly across mixed vendor environments of access point and wireless devices. Fortress is the preferred wireless security partner for major integrators, solution providers and device manufacturers that target sensitive and/or regulated environments. Together Fortress and their partners enable organizations to achieve complete wireless security without having to replace or reconfigure existing network infrastructure.

Currently, the AirFortress product suite protects more than 8,000 sites worldwide, including health care providers Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Alcon Labs and VA Hospitals; local, state and federal agencies like U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Syracuse Police Department, Los Angeles Water and Power; and commercial enterprises such as Raymond James Financial and MGM Properties.

In addition to the Frost & Sullivan “Market Leadership of the Year” award, Fortress was awarded SC Magazine’s “Readers Trust Award for Best Wireless Security Solution,” and named one of Federal Computer Week’s “10 Hot Companies to Watch.”

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About Fortress Technologies
The AirFortress product family offers flexible, market-proven security to address the risks and vulnerabilities of wireless networks. It is a trusted and easy-to-use security solution that supports and integrates with corporate wired assets and systems to ensure the business integrity demanded by the global 1000, government, financial and health care organizations. AirFortress provides a single security solution for all wireless LANs. AirFortress meets the government’s rigorous standards for wireless network security, under the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 140) validation program, and is one of the only companies to offer the end-to-end security consistent with the Department of Defense’s new directive for wireless devices and use.

Fortress’ market-leader status is evident through its many successful deployments within the DoD, civilian agencies like the VA, and brand-name commercial accounts Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Fortress technologies has solutions partners and resellers worldwide. For more information, contact us at or call 813-288-7388.

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