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VSS Monitoring Achieves Technology Partner Status in the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance Program

Company to Help McAfee Customers Maximize ROI for Network Security Solutions (May 10, 2012)

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/10/12 -- VSS Monitoring, a leader in Network Intelligence Optimization and Network Packet Brokers (NPB), today announced that it has passed compatibility testing in the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance (McAfee SIA) program and has achieved McAfee Compatible status for its Distributed Series and Traditional Tap product families, which are now interoperable with McAfee® Network Security Platform.

VSS Monitoring also plans to achieve interoperability for its NPB solutions with other McAfee products in the near future, enabling customers to maximize the ROI of McAfee's network security solutions while achieving unprecedented visibility and scale.

The McAfee Security Innovation Alliance is a technology partnering program created to help accelerate the development of interoperable security products and to simplify the integration of these products within complex customer environments. Working together, McAfee and its partners deliver solutions more comprehensive than those available from any single vendor. With VSS Monitoring, McAfee customers gain multiple important benefits, including the ability to easily scale their McAfee network security from 1G to 10G, as well as provide real-time analysis and response through powerful line-rate time and port stamping of packets.

"We're thrilled to see VSS Monitoring achieve an important milestone in the McAfee SIA program," said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee. "By implementing McAfee-compatible products, our customers experience faster deployment times and reduced operating costs. With VSS Monitoring, our joint customers also gain visibility across their whole network, coupled with significant scalability for deploying McAfee across 10Gbps environments, as well as WANs and the Internet."

VSS Monitoring also announced that it has been chosen as one of a select few McAfee SIA partners to join the SIA Sales Teaming Program, expanding its ability to reach and enable McAfee's global customer base.

"VSS Monitoring has teamed up with McAfee to provide the network visibility, scalability and service assurance that are critical for large customers," said Dean Beaver, VP of Global Alliances, VSS Monitoring. "Now that we've successfully completed McAfee compatibility testing, joint customers can be assured of interoperability between our products, as well as significantly increased scale and visibility across enterprise and provider networks."

VSS Monitoring is a leader in brokering traffic for performance and security tools on dynamic networks deployed by enterprises, governments and service providers. With a large and feature-rich family of network packet brokers, VSS Monitoring allows IT professionals to see into the farthest reaches of even the largest networks. VSS Monitoring's innovative Network Intelligence Optimization Systems™ for passive monitoring and active inline tools help prevent problems from reaching end users, and greatly improves the ROI of tool deployments.

About VSS Monitoring
VSS Monitoring is a world leader in Network Intelligence Optimization and Network Packet Brokers (NPB), providing a visionary, systems approach for optimizing and scaling the connectivity between network switching and the network intelligence universe of analytics, security, and acceleration tools. VSS Monitoring's network intelligence optimization systems improve tool usage, simplify operations, increase efficiencies and greatly enhance ROI. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit

VSS and Protector Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of VSS Monitoring, Inc. in the United States and other countries. McAfee is a trademark or registered trademark of McAfee, Inc. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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