Xedia Awarded ‘BCR Best in Test’ in IPSec VPN Gateway Product Review; Access Point 1000 Router Surpasses Competition in Performance, Management and Advanced Features

Xedia Awarded ‘BCR Best in Test’ in IPSec VPN Gateway Product Review; Access Point 1000 Router Surpasses Competition in Performance, Management and Advanced Features

ACTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 1, 1999–

Xedia(R) Corporation, the leading provider of Internet access routers that deliver advanced IP Quality of Service (QoS), VPN security and price/performance, today announced that its Access Point(TM) 1000 Multiservice IP Access Router has been awarded the “BCR Best in Test” by Business Communications Review. The IPSec VPN gateway product review was conducted by Mier Communications, Inc., which also awarded Xedia its “NetWORKS As Advertised” award and MierComms Labs’ testimonial endorsement.

In the November Business Communications Review article entitled, “Making VPNs Work,” Xedia’s Access Point surpassed the other products tested with its high performance and other advanced features. With respect to its performance, the editors characterized Xedia’s Access Point 1000 as a “powerful beast.” It also earned the top spot for advanced features, such as integrated routing, QoS and flexible LAN/WAN configurations.

“There’s no question that VPNs will become key elements in network planning and design and Xedia has an early jump on the field,” said Fred Knight, editor and publisher of Business Communications Review.”

“The AP 1000 was the clear winner in our recent open competitive testing of leading VPN gateways,” said Ed Mier, president of Mier Communications. “The system’s high performance and rich combination of functions — firewall, router, QoS/bandwidth manager and VPN gateway — are its leadership strengths.”

“Winning these awards continues to validate the positive feedback we’re receiving from our customers — that Access Point delivers the performance, security and Quality of Service control needed to build the next generation of IP/Internet business services,” said Bob Steinkrauss, president of Xedia Corporation.

Designed to Deliver World-class IP Services

Xedia’s Access Point routers are price/performance leaders providing customers a migration to advanced Quality of Service and security services, which enable customers to use the public Internet as a reliable, predictable and cost-effective wide area network. Access Point is a BGP4-capable IP router with the advanced Class-Based Queuing (CBQ) bandwidth control and service level measurement customers need to manage the cost and quality of their Internet connection. Xedia’s Access Point sits at the edge of the Internet to manage the quality of an Internet connection and account for its usage, providing predictable performance for high-priority users, applications and various types of network traffic. It also prevents low-priority, bandwidth-hungry applications from squeezing out business critical activity or artificially inflating bandwidth requirements.

About Xedia Corporation

Xedia Corporation, a privately-held, venture-backed corporation, is leading the way with a new class of Internet/IP access router delivering the performance, security and service level control network providers need to deliver the next generation of business-class Internet services. Xedia’s Access Point products have been Internet certified by the industry’s leading network providers and are deployed in the most demanding business Internet services in the industry today. On August 13, 1999, Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) announced an agreement to acquire Xedia Corporation. The company is headquartered in Acton, MA and can be reached at (978) 263-0060. The Xedia Web site can be found at www.xedia.com.

Xedia is a registered trademark and Access Point is a trademark of Xedia Corporation. All other brands and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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