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…leading UK Police Force uses WildPackets to monitor performance of wired networks and to support innovative wireless services…

Walnut Creek, California, June 2, 2005 – WildPackets Inc. (, innovators in advanced network services fault analysis, today announced that Humberside Police Force, which has over 60 sites, 1,700 PCs (and other machines) and 3, 500 users to support, is using its EtherPeek NX and AiroPeek NX products to support the Force’s wired and wireless networks. These network products will be used to guarantee the functionality, security and performance of its IT services for the frontline policing of Humberside and the other areas under its jurisdiction.

Humberside Police has a reputation for leading the adoption of new technology to help fight crime and improve policing efficiency in the UK, so its choice of WildPackets’ EtherPeek NX and AiroPeek NX products, supplied by WildPackets reseller MarQuest, is a validation of the real time packet analysis and ‘edge to core’ forensic monitoring that WildPackets solutions bring to network managers and helpdesk professionals.

Mike Foster, Data Network Systems and Security Manager, at Humberside Police, said: “We started using the WildPackets EtherPeek NX product due to its competitive pricing, ease of use and functionality. We simply put the product on to a laptop and use it anywhere it in our network and various sites for instant analysis of network performance and security.”

“So successful has been our use of EtherPeek NX that when we started planning the development of new wireless services that will be fully rolled-out later in 2005, we decided to invest in WildPackets’ AiroPeek NX to guarantee the security and performance of these new services that will support our frontline policing services.”

Riaz Khan, Director of European Sales at WildPackets, said: “WildPackets helps organisations get the most out of networks to guarantee the security and performance of critical applications and communications. The fact that Humberside Police is using our EtherPeek NX and AiroPeek NX products is validation that our solutions lead the market in forensics and edge-to-core network analysis and management.”

EtherPeek NX is the first protocol analyzer to offer both expert diagnostics and frame decoding in real time, during capture. EtherPeek NX has been carefully designed to help IT Professionals analyze and diagnose increasingly diverse volumes of network data, providing precise, contemporary analysis of the problems facing today's networks.

AiroPeek NX, WildPackets’ expert wireless LAN analyzer, provides network engineers with the expert diagnostics they need to deploy, secure, and troubleshoot wireless LANs. AiroPeek NX covers the full spectrum of wireless LAN management requirements, including site surveys, security assessments, client troubleshooting, WLAN monitoring, remote WLAN analysis, and application layer protocol analysis. Designed to accelerate the troubleshooting of WLAN-specific problems, AiroPeek NX features powerful problem detection heuristics and 802.11-specific diagnostic capabilities

About WildPackets Inc.
Since 1990, WildPackets has been delivering real-time fault analysis solutions that enable the world’s organizations to keep their networks running securely and reliably, day after day. 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. Customers include Cisco Systems, Comcast, EDS, Microsoft, Siemens AG, Unisys, Motorola, Deutsche Bank, and others. Strategic partners include Aruba, Atheros, 3Com, Intel, SysKonnect and Symbol Technologies. For further information, please visit

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UK Public Relations Contact
Kim Squire or James Cooper
Ascendant Communications
+44 (0) 208 241 6226

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