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Bradford Networks Secures $2 Million Series A Financing

Growing Market Opportunity for Network Access Control Fuels Investor Support

Concord, NH – August 21, 2006 - Bradford Networks, provider of comprehensive network access control (NAC) solutions, today announced that it has secured $2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Windspeed Ventures. The capital will be used to build upon Bradford’s current success and traction in the competitive and dynamic network security marketplace; drive the development of the Company’s infrastructure and expand sales and marketing activities to capitalize on the rapidly growing market for network access control solutions.

“Bradford Networks provides a comprehensive security solution to the challenging problem of network access control,” said John Bullock, Managing Partner and founder of Windspeed Ventures. “IT organizations within the education vertical are struggling to deliver secure network access in highly active college and university environments. With the accelerating trends of mobile workforces and outsourcing, IT teams in the healthcare, enterprise and state/local government markets are rapidly coming under similar pressures. The visionary Bradford team has delivered a powerful, pragmatic product that solves real-world security problems.”

Bradford Networks’ innovative Campus Manager product line delivers the three key elements of effective NAC solutions - end point security, identity management and usage policy enforcement – in a single integrated solution. Campus Manager’s out-of-band architecture lets IT teams implement Campus Manager at any time and leverages existing multi-vendor network infrastructures to deliver automated security services without the need for costly infrastructure upgrades.

"We're very pleased to receive venture funding to fuel the growth of our vision for delivering comprehensive NAC solutions," said Mike Gadoury, CEO of Bradford Networks. "Our mission is to deliver innovative solutions that solve real-world security challenges and allow our customers to leverage their current multi-vendor network infrastructure. With the support of Windspeed Ventures, we're making that goal a reality."

About Bradford Networks

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