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Unattended, distributed, 802.11b security monitoring and analysis protects your wireless network 24x7

Palo Alto, CA – June 25, 2003 – Network Chemistry announced today the release of the Neutrino Sensor™ for Distributed Wireless monitoring and analysis of traffic on Wi-Fi networks. A Neutrino system consists of one or more hardware Sensors that are deployed around the network like wireless access points. The Neutrino Sensors monitor and analyze all 802.11 packets and report analysis results back to a management console running on a Windows or Linux PC. A Neutrino Sensor can detect common problems like rogue access points, access points with default security or performance settings, and overloaded access points.

Wireless networks pose new challenges to network administrators who need to confirm that a new network installation is configured to be secure and to operate at maximum performance. Once a wireless network is operational there is a continuous need to watch for unauthorized access to the network and unusual traffic patterns. Even companies with no wireless network must be vigilant to protect against employees who unintentionally make the entire company network available through an unauthorized access point.

Neutrino Sensors can be used by a network administrator to oversee the health and security of the wireless network, without needing to leave their desk. More than one Neutrino Sensor can be used to simultaneously monitor an entire building or campus.

The bundled Fusion management console provides an instant view of the current wireless network health. If security, performance, configuration or reliability problems are detected by the Fusion management console, a network administrator is automatically alerted through email or SNMP.

Technical Specifications

Each Neutrino Sensor is 5” x 1.2” x 4”, has a detachable, external antenna and is suitable for wall mounting. It can capture all 802.11b packets from any Wi-Fi compatible transmitter, including all management packets, on any channel. WEP encrypted packets can be automatically decrypted if the WEP key is available. With the automatic channel surfing mode, a single Neutrino Sensor can monitor multiple channels simultaneously. The Neutrino Sensor is Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) enabled and can use DHCP or a static IP address so that it integrates smoothly with an existing network infrastructure.

The bundled Fusion, SensorManager, and Packetyzer software packages will work with Microsoft Windows 95 through Windows XP. The Neutrino Interface Library, bundled with each sensor, supports Windows, and Linux and makes it possible to integrate Neutrino Sensor capabilities into existing security systems.

Pricing and Availability

Neutrino Sensors are available immediately from the Network Chemistry website at, and Network Chemistry partners. The Neutrino Sensor costs $495 each for 1 to 9 units, and $395 for 10 or more units. Discounts are available for higher volume purchases and Network Chemistry is actively seeking sales channel partners.

About Network Chemistry

Network Chemistry develops network analysis and monitoring hardware and software that enables enterprises to manage and secure wired and wireless networks. Network Chemistry is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit


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