Network Associates Expands Educational Programs With KnowledgeNet

April 5, 2004

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2004 – Network Associates, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the leading provider of intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that it is extending its educational offerings through Sniffer® University to now include web-based courses that complement the organization’s existing classroom training and Sniffer Certified Professional Program. By extending Sniffer University to include e-learning, customers and partners will be able to access best-in-class knowledge, training and tools from anywhere and at anytime, which enables Network Associates® to extend its key Sniffer learning courses globally.

Network Associates has partnered with KnowledgeNet, a leading learning company, to bring this expert-led and self-paced e-learning technology to the Sniffer University program, enabling training to be localized on a global scale, with solutions available in multiple languages including English, French, German and Spanish. The web-based training is currently available to Network Associates channel partners and sales force through KnowledgeNet, and will be rolled out to customers worldwide in the third quarter of 2004. Course offerings will include training and education for InfiniStream® network management, Sniffer Portable Lab Series 10GbE Analyzer, and Troubleshooting H.323 Voice over IP with Sniffer Voice classes to help network professionals gain advanced knowledge and skills necessary for troubleshooting complex network issues and network performance problems.

“The Sniffer Technologies brand has continued to remain a strong force in the network management and availability arena, and we are very pleased to be working with Network Associates to extend their impressive Sniffer University courses to the e-learning realm,” said Tom Graunke, CEO and co-founder at KnowledgeNet. “It is highly rewarding to work with a company that clearly understands the value that education and awareness brings to their product offerings.”

Sniffer University courses are designed to provide IT professionals with the knowledge and tools to enrich their understanding of Sniffer Technologies products and solutions, including troubleshooting methodologies and protocol analysis of existing, new and emerging technologies. Expanding Sniffer University course offerings to include e-learning capabilities is another example of Network Associates commitment to providing best-of-breed training in network management, network protocol analysis and troubleshooting to Sniffer Technologies customers and partners.

“Ensuring that our customers and partners have access to the best educational training anywhere and at anytime is of utmost importance to Network Associates, and the extension of Sniffer University courses delivers on that commitment,” said Christopher Thompson, vice president of marketing for the Sniffer Technologies division at Network Associates. “We are duly excited to be working with KnowledgeNet to offer cutting-edge education and training in an e-learning format. Now customers, partners and employees alike will have best-in-class training on the superior Sniffer Technologies products in a format that fits their individual needs.”