Though the security market has been exploding, Network Associates, Inc. (NAI) will likely post a loss for FY'99. However, don't expect the security monolith to be down for the count. Year 2000 will be a better year. The momentum of the market will add enough spark to NAI's new corporate strategy to ignite a profitability flame and help it regain its stance.
reputation among security and network engineers for its Protocol Analyzer product suite. In fact, its Sniffer products have been such a success, that the industry often uses the term Sniffer for Protocol Analyzers as a generic term, much the same way that consumers use the word Kleenex for all tissue brands. After being acquired by Network Associates, the Sniffer product suite continues to lead the market for Protocol Analyzers. In the underground, hackers world-over use the term sniffer