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BlueCat Networks and Mirage Networks Partner to Deliver Industry's Strongest Defense Against Unauthorized Network Access

May 24, 2006; 03:37 AM
TORONTO & AUSTIN, Texas - BlueCat Networks and Mirage Networks today announced that the companies have formed an alliance to deliver the strongest DHCP-based network access control (NAC) available.

Through this partnership, BlueCat Networks is adding support for Mirage NAC to its lineup of network appliances. The combined solution will enable customers to cost-effectively authenticate users and control their access to network resources. To ease the delivery of an integrated solution, BlueCat Networks has also joined the Mirage Networks partner program as its first Premier Partner.

A recent Gartner report(a), states "To protect their networks, many network managers are implementing network access control (NAC), based on technologies such as 802.1x and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)." This reflection of industry requirements and drivers has spurred the development of this partnership.

"Our relationship with Mirage enables us to offer our clients a simple path for deploying NAC and provide access to advanced pre- and post-admission network hygiene capabilities for even greater security," said Rob Farrell, Vice President of Sales for BlueCat Networks. "For businesses not yet ready to upgrade switches and other components for 802.1x, this integrated offering can be easily placed into existing heterogeneous networks without disruption to network operations."

BlueCat selected Mirage NAC for its abilities to provide a future-proof approach that provides security no matter the IP device or operating system. Its award-winning design offers complete access control by:

-- Addressing policy violations and threats -- even day zero -- at all points on the network

-- Enforcing DHCP-based authentication for dynamic IP addresses

-- Providing safe quarantining and mitigation of offending devices

"There are no safe havens in the network: every endpoint, from the network printer to the VoIP phone to the Windows desktop is vulnerable to threats," stated Michael D'Eath, vice president of corporate and business development, Mirage Networks. "BlueCat is clearly a leader in the IPAM, DNS and DHCP Space. With this partnership, BlueCat can securely authenticate and attach any endpoint, managed or unmanaged, to the network, without the need for expensive switch upgrades, cumbersome client software or reactive signature updates."

The joint solution is available through BlueCat Networks. Contact BlueCat Networks at 1-866-895-6931 for pricing and more information.

About BlueCat Networks

BlueCat Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of simple, secure and affordable network appliances. BlueCat Networks' DNS, DHCP and IPAM solutions secure and simplify mission-critical IP infrastructures to improve reliability and accessibility while providing the lowest TCO.

The BlueCat Networks product portfolio is comprised of the Adonis(TM) family of DNS/DHCP security appliances and Proteus the new flagship Enterprise IPAM Appliance(TM). The Adonis family of appliances are end-to-end, fast, intelligent, cross-platform, secure DNS and DHCP solutions that combine ease-of-use and low maintenance with scalability. Proteus is a next-generation, web-based, IP Address Management (IPAM) solution designed to manage name services, dynamic IP assignment and IP inventory for enterprise, government, and carrier-class customers.

BlueCat Networks is a profitable network appliance company that supports the needs of government, military, and Fortune 500 organizations worldwide. For additional information, visit

About Mirage Networks

Mirage Networks is committed to defending the network interior with the industry's easiest to implement network access control solutions. Delivered through a global channel of VARs, SIs, OEMs and MSSPs, the company's patent-pending technology gives IT managers control in the uncontrollable environment of infected, unmanaged and out-of-policy devices. Its appliance-based approach deploys out of band, and requires neither signatures nor agents to terminate day-zero threats and enforce policies, while ensuring a positive user experience. Delivering security from the moment any device enters the network, Mirage solutions provide powerful answers to the problems of securing networks with heterogeneous infrastructures and fluid perimeters. Based in Austin, Texas, Mirage Networks is a consistent winner of industry awards and recognition. Learn more at

(C) 2006 BlueCat Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BlueCat Networks, the BlueCat Networks logo, Proteus, the Proteus logo, Adonis, the Adonis logo, Meridius, and the Meridius logo are trademarks of BlueCat Networks, Inc. Mirage Networks, Mirage NAC and the Mirage logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Mirage Networks.

(a) Gartner, Finding From the 'Security' Research Meeting: Focus on Integrating User Identification Into NAC Deployments, April 13, 2006

Mirage Networks, Austin
Alison Guzzio, 610-925-2761
[email protected]
BlueCat Networks
Jodi Echakowitz, 905-709-9600
[email protected]

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