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Lancope Announces NEL Gateway - First and Only Solution to Support NetFlow Event Logging from Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers



ATLANTA, March 4 /-- Lancope(R), Inc., the provider of the StealthWatch(TM) System, the most widely used network behavior analysis (NBA) and response solution, today announced the NetFlow(TM) Event Logging (NEL) Gateway, a new purpose-built appliance that supports the newly introduced Cisco(R) ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers' (ASR 1000 Series) high speed firewall by consuming NetFlow v9 event logs and reliably exporting syslog to pre-defined destinations. Developed by Lancope in conjunction with Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), the NEL Gateway is the only technology that can log all firewall events for the ASR 1000 Series, which will transform the network edge for service providers and enterprises by providing industry- leading performance, service capabilities and reliability with a reduced carbon footprint.

Designed to generate syslog for the Cisco ASR 1000 Series' IOS-embedded high-speed firewall, Lancope's NEL Gateway delivers the following key benefits:
-- Saves ASR 1000 Series system resources
-- Generates syslog reliably at extreme speeds
-- Scales to 10G networks
-- Facilitates compliance initiatives through syslog fault tolerance and destination management
-- Reports event volume and overall health of the NEL-exporting router

Unlike traditional syslog logging which can stress and degrade router performance, the NEL Gateway optimizes performance for the Cisco ASR 1000 Series by utilizing Cisco's NEL to enable scalable, high-speed binary logging of firewall event data at multi-gigabit speeds. Specifically, Cisco's NEL uses the NetFlow v9 messaging protocol to send network address translations, identity information, firewall pass/fail records, alerts and other firewall event data to the NEL Gateway, which centrally receives multiple NEL event streams and redistributes events based on type and source. Through its convenient web-based UI, administrators can easily configure and manage NEL log sources and destinations.

Lancope's NEL Gateway is ideal for enterprises that deploy access control technologies at Internet ingress/egress Points of Presence, where firewalls are often overrun by event volumes. By providing reliable logging of firewall events for the Cisco ASR 1000 Series at rates over 40,000 events per second, the NEL Gateway aids in load balancing for these critical peering points. For service providers requiring storage and archival of Internet transactions, the NEL Gateway delivers dependable logging performance to meet regulatory demand for the Cisco ASR 1000 Series' multi-gigabit speed. In addition, the NEL Gateway also supports fault tolerance through redundant logging by generating multiple syslog event streams to different destinations without added expense.

"Lancope is pleased to be working with Cisco to deliver increased performance for the ASR 1000 series," said Harland LaVigne, president and CEO of Lancope. "This joint initiative reflects Lancope and Cisco's unified commitment to enabling faster performance, increased security and maximum value to both enterprises and service providers and confirms Lancope's market leadership in utilizing NetFlow for network security, performance analysis and management."

The NEL Gateway extends Lancope's family of appliances, which includes StealthWatch Xe for NetFlow, StealthWatch Xe for sFlow(R), StealthWatch NC, StealthWatch IDentity-1000, StealthWatch Management Console and the recently introduced StealthWatch Flow Replicator. For more information about these award-winning technologies, visit www.lancope.com/products/.

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the NEL Gateway is USD $15,995. The 1U NEL Gateway appliance will be generally available and shipping in April 2008. For more information, visit http://lancope.com/products/NELGateway.aspx.

About Lancope
Lancope(R), Inc. is the provider of the StealthWatch(TM) System, the most widely used network behavior analysis (NBA) and response solution that unifies behavior-based anomaly detection and network optimization capabilities to protect critical information assets and ensure network performance by preventing costly downtime, repair and loss of reputation. StealthWatch streamlines security and network operations into one process, reduces time and resources, and eliminates the costs and complexity associated with non-integrated point products. Both OPSEC and Common Criteria-certified, StealthWatch received the 2008 and 2007 Global Excellence Award in NBA and was named Best of Show at Interop2006. Defending the networks of Global 2000 organizations, academic institutions and government entities, StealthWatch protects hundreds of enterprise customers worldwide, more than all direct competitors combined. A contributing member of the Trusted Computing Group, Lancope also partners with fellow best-of-breed solution providers through its Technology Alliance Program, which includes Cisco Systems, Foundry Networks, IBM Tivoli, Check Point, TippingPoint, ArcSight and A10 Networks. Lancope is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.

CONTACT: Jody Ma Kissling of Lancope, Inc., +1-770-225-6513, jma@lancope.com

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