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WildPackets Partners with Cognio for Wireless Sensor; Multi-Layer Packet Stream and RF Spectrum Analytics in One Sensor.

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2004

WildPackets Inc., innovators in advanced network services fault analysis, announced a strategic partnership with Cognio, Inc., an emerging innovator of RF spectrum management technology. The first product resulting from this partnership is the Omni3 wireless sensor that provides both Packet Stream and RF Spectrum analytics in one solution. The Omni3 wireless sensor is an extension of the WildPackets distributed network services fault analysis platform for troubleshooting all network topologies with one system.

The Omni3 wireless sensor performs real-time, multi-layer, packet stream analytics on 802.11 wireless networks, and alerts network managers to issues ranging from simple client misconfigurations to advanced application analysis. The RF spectrum capabilities of the sensor can measure, classify and identify the root cause of RF impairments and provides multiple strategies to improve link and network performance. The sensor performs all analytics, and generates alarms, without the need for dedicated servers and provides a quick return on investment to enterprise customers.

"The Omni3 wireless sensor launch continues our leadership in the distributed wireless LAN analysis market," said Mahboud Zabetian, WildPackets' CEO. "With our focus on providing value to customers, we designed a solution that analyzes wireless issues ranging from pre-deployment site surveys to post-deployment troubleshooting with one solution. The partnership with Cognio has been critical to the launch of this product."

"Real-time RF data on what's in the air is invaluable for managing dynamic security and performance issues on a WLAN, so the integration of packet stream and RF spectrum analysis in the Omni3 wireless sensor is a significant advance," stated Cognio CEO Kurt Hoff. "The partnership with WildPackets provides a competitive advantage because it merges complementary technologies to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in wireless network management."

About Omni3

Omni3 extends real-time troubleshooting across the entire network. From one OmniPeek Console, a network engineer can perform local analysis as well as connect to Peek DNX Expert Analysis engines anywhere in the world. Omni3 architecture ensures that the analysis is done by distributed applications located throughout the network. Only the analysis results are transferred over the network to the OmniPeek Console compressed, encrypted, and optimized for network utilization. The engine currently supports 10/100 Ethernet, full-duplex Gigabit, and will soon support 802.11.

About Cognio, Inc.

Founded in November 2000, Cognio is a leading innovator of RF spectrum management products. Its patented advanced spectrum processing chip, SAgE, provides real time snapshots of the RF environment to enable the discovery, location, and classification of RF interference. Its Astra product suite embeds the SAgE technology to manage wireless networks in order to provide improved security and quality-of-service. Cognio is headquartered in Waltham, MA with engineering design centers in Gaithersburg, MD and an affiliated office in Ottawa, Canada. Cognio is privately held with venture investments from North Bridge Venture Partners and ABS Ventures.

About WildPackets Inc.

Since 1990, WildPackets has been delivering real-time fault analysis solutions that enable organizations to optimize network performance and availability. From the desktop to the datacenter, from wireless LANs to Gigabit backbones, on local segments and across distributed networks, WildPackets products enable IT organizations to quickly find and fix problems affecting mission-critical network services. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries through a broad network of channel and strategic partners. Over 5,000 customers across all industrial sectors use WildPackets products including Agilent, Cisco Systems, Comcast, EDS, Microsoft, Siemens AG, Unisys, Motorola, and Deutsche Bank. Strategic partners include Aruba, Atheros, Cisco, 3Com, Intel and Symbol Technologies. On the Net:

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