Apani Networks’ Michelle Tack to Address Wall Street Technology Association on Effective Risk Management Security

BREA, Calif. – March 21, 2006 – Apani Networks, the leading enterprise network security software provider focused on securing inside the network perimeter, today announced that Michelle Tack will participate as a featured speaker at the April meeting of the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) to be held in New York City at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. The conference theme is Effective Risk Management: Security, Compliance and Disaster Recovery. Tack will discuss risk compartmentalization strategies that will generate a higher security profile for sensitive internal data.

Johna Till Johnson, principal analyst and founding partner, Nemertes Research, will keynote the event where she will present technology solutions to help companies build effective risk and threat management strategies.

“Security is mission-critical for most large enterprises, and particularly for those firms in financial services. said Johna Till Johnson, president and senior founding partner, Nemertes Research and co-chair, WSTA content committee. “Enterprise networks with architectures that effectively compartmentalize risk are typically the most successful at providing the highest levels of protection for data in motion and data at rest.”

Tack’s address, Risk Compartmentalization as a Security Strategy, will examine “de-perimeterization” and how this concept forces a re-examination of existing security strategies to secure internal data versus defend the perimeter. Attendees who will benefit from this knowledge include enterprise IT network architects and senior IT management personnel.

Leading industry analysts have consistently recommended segmentation as an effective step in securing against threats from inside the network perimeter. The challenge has been how to implement such a system without draining scarce IT resources. Tack will explain how software-based segmentation can actually better allocate scarce IT resources through the use of network segregation strategies inside the network perimeter.

Ms. Tack has a 20-year track record of success with start-ups and high growth technology companies, combining technology, marketing and sales expertise with a strong sense of finding solid solutions to specific business problems. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Ms. Tack’s experience combines national and international assignments, covering a variety of technology disciplines from pure applications (Sarbanes-Oxley, government compliance, CRM and content management) to hardware-based infrastructure solutions.

About WTSA

For over 38 years, the WSTA, a not for profit educational organization, has been a highly-regarded forum for financial technology professionals. WSTA members have many opportunities to stay on top of information about current and emerging technologies, best business practices and operational approaches. Through its varied programs and web site, the WSTA offers members easy access to the information they need to be successful in their business endeavors.

Register online at: http://www.wsta.org/conferences/cgi-bin/auto_reginfo.pl?

About Apani Networks

Established in 2003, Apani Networks is the leading enterprise network security software provider focused on securing inside the network perimeter. EpiForce, the company’s flagship product, provides a transparent security layer for networked applications that secures data in motion, protects data at rest and centrally manages security policy relationships. Apani enables corporate IT managers to quickly, automatically and cost effectively lock down their networks, while providing the security and audit trail necessary to demonstrate compliance to the wide range of regulations that affect enterprises today. For more information, visit www.apani.com.

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