Neoware Introduces Neoware Security Center, Further Raising Thin Client Security Standards vs. PCs


KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 9, 2006 -- Neoware, Inc. (Nasdaq:NWRE), the leading supplier of software-powered thin client solutions that make enterprise computing more secure, reliable, affordable and manageable, today introduced the Neoware Security Center, which adds patent-pending technology to enable any industry standard anti-virus software and a significantly enhanced firewall to Neoware thin client devices running Windows XP Embedded.

One of the primary drivers of the increasing rate of thin client adoption is the enhanced security that they provide compared to PCs. Neoware Firewall and Neoware Open Anti-Virus are designed to further raise the security benefits of Neoware thin clients over desktop PCs. Neoware Firewall prevents unauthorized access to servers and desktops by filtering both inbound and outbound access requests. In contrast, thin clients from other vendors typically offer either no firewall, or one with only inbound access restrictions, which would still allow their infected thin clients to propagate the infection to other desktops in an enterprise.

Neoware Open Anti-Virus permits the installation of industry standard anti-virus solutions on Neoware Windows XPe thin clients, allowing customers to protect Neoware thin clients with virtually any anti-virus solution available for PCs. With Neoware Open Anti-Virus, enterprises can deploy the same anti-virus solution to both thin clients and PCs, making ongoing administration easier and more cost-effective.

Neoware Open Anti-Virus permits anti-virus updates to thin clients, while simultaneously locking down the device from other changes. Neoware is the only thin client provider to offer this patent-pending technology that makes it possible to manage frequent anti-virus security updates without incurring the downtime required by system reboots and software management.

"Security is a primary driver for the rapidly growing adoption of thin clients, and is a top priority for CIOs, because the business impact of a security breach can be incredibly damaging," said Roy Zatcoff, executive vice president of marketing and engineering at Neoware. "Neoware thin clients provide a more secure environment than desktop PCs, and are now even more protected with Neoware Security Center. Neoware is providing the most robust security solutions available for thin clients, and giving our customers the ability to easily and productively use their existing industry standard anti-virus software of choice."

Neoware Security Center is available with Neoware thin clients running Windows XPe, and with Neoware Image Manager, the innovative software that streams industry standard operating systems from a server to a PC or thin client without local storage, which secures and protects desktop environments while providing all of the functionality of a PC.

Neoware is a registered trademark of Neoware, Inc. All other names products and services are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

About Neoware

Neoware, Inc. (Nasdaq:NWRE) provides enterprises throughout the world with thin client computing devices, software that turns PCs into thin clients, and services that adapt thin client technology to virtually any enterprise computing environment. Neoware's software powers, manages and secures thin client devices and traditional personal computers, enabling them to run Windows(r) and Web applications across a network, stream operating systems on demand, and connect to mainframes, mid-range, UNIX and Linux systems. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, USA, Neoware has offices in Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Neoware's products are available worldwide from select, knowledgeable resellers, as well as via its partnerships with IBM, Lenovo and ClearCube. Neoware can be reached by email at info@neoware.com.

CONTACT:
Neoware, Inc.
Baker Egerton, Vice President, Marketing Communications
(610) 277-8300
Baker.Egerton@neoware.com

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