SAN JOSE, Calif. -April 11, 2005 – Cirond Corporation (OTCBB:CROO), a global provider of network security solutions that protect wired and wireless networks against the rapidly growing threat arising from the deployment of unauthorized wireless devices, announced today that it will unveil a comprehensive suite of enterprise solutions to combat the “WiPhishing” and related “evil twin” security vulnerabilities at a press conference to begin at 1:20 PM in Room 305 of the Olympia Exhibition and Conference Center in London on April 20, 2005 during the Wireless LAN Event.
Cirond CEO Nicholas Miller, who recently created the word “WiPhishing” to describe the wireless network security threat faced by the more than 100 million wireless laptops in use worldwide, will be joined at the press conference by noted cybercrime expert and lecturer at Cranfield University, Dr. Philip Nobles, who first broadly articulated the “evil twin” wireless security threat faced by users of wireless-equipped laptop computers. Both men will explain the increasing danger to personal and corporate information held on wireless-enabled laptop computers from hackers able to wirelessly “break and enter” these laptops to steal information and introduce viruses without coming in physical contact with the computers they are attacking.
“Every wireless device is a potential route for a hacker into the home or corporate network,” said Dr. Nobles. “Users may not be aware of the risks to their own data stored on poorly-secured wireless devices – and businesses need to ensure that employees use wireless devices that are managed as part of an enterprise security policy.”
Mr. Miller will also explain Cirond’s product strategy including its broad range of new anti-WiPhishing solutions and will Explain the role that its new exclusive UK dealer Network Utilities will play in the roll out of those solutions to UK customers. In addition, Cirond will be demonstrating its new products on the Network Utilities exhibit (stand 807) and offering a free “WiFi Security check” for all those who visit the show with their wireless-enabled laptop computers.
“We urge all event attendees to bring their wireless-enabled computers to our free “WiFi Health Check” at the Network Utilities stand during The Wireless LAN Event,” said Miller. “You’ll get tips on keeping your laptop secure – and a free 30 day trial copy of Cirond’s ground-breaking AirSafe Personal security connectivity and security tool. It will ensure that your laptop doesn’t connect to un-trusted wireless networks – and will prevent hackers from connecting to your wireless laptop and then using it to ‘hop’ onto your wired network.”
HOW TO COVER THE NEWS:
UK and European Media representatives can schedule personal product demonstrations and one-on-one interviews with Cirond CEO Nicholas Miller by contacting Paul Calderwood at Kingswood Public Relations on 020 8763 2241, while North American press should contact Stephanie Noiseux at Elite Financial Communications Group at 407-585-1080.
About Cirond Corporation
San Jose, California-based Cirond Corporation (OTCBB:CROO) is a network security company dedicated to securing wired and wireless networks against the rapidly growing security threat represented by the deployment of unauthorized wireless devices. Cirond products include AirSafe PersonalT (a utility that uses patent-pending Cirond technology to automatically disable a notebook computer’s wireless radio whenever the computer is plugged into a wired corporate network and allows users to prevent automatic connection to un-trusted wireless networks), AirPatrol MobileT (a software-only solution for detecting and locating rogue wireless devices using a laptop or Tablet PC mobile computer), AirPatrol SentinelT (a software-based network scanning tool that provides 24/7 “wired side” detection of unauthorized wireless devices) and AirPatrol EnterpriseT (a comprehensive network security solution which provides complete 24/7 detection and location of all unauthorized wireless devices in an organization).
About Network Utilities
Network Utilities is a privately owned company, formed in 1989 to focus on the demand for new and innovative network administration and communications tools. This subsequently provided a sound basis for strategic alliances with developers of similar product lines requiring a UK presence and resulted in Network Utilities forging partnership arrangements with several international software manufacturers. Since 1992 Network Utilities has been committed to providing and supporting a ‘best of breed’ range of products for the management and security of the enterprise network and its remote workers. The extended portfolio addresses Internet and wireless LAN security. Network Utilities (Systems) Ltd is headquartered at Liberty House, 516 Walton Road, West Molesey, Surrey, KT8 2QF, UK, Tel: +44 (0) 20 8783 3800. For more information about the company, please visit the Network Utilities web site at http://www.netutils.com.
Cautionary Statement About Forward Looking Statements. Forward looking statements as set forth in this press release are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company’s control and many of which, with respect to future business decisions, are subject to change. These uncertainties and contingencies can affect actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company. The Company disclaims any obligation to update forward looking statements. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, the price/performance requirements of customers, the ability to sell products incorporating the technology, the impact and pricing of competing technologies, the introduction of alternative technological solutions, and other risks detailed from time-to-time in Cirond’s SEC filings and reports.