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Tonbu provides world-class Collaborative Product Commerce solutions to help meet product demand

San Jose, California and Richardson, Texas, 2001 — Tonbu, a leading provider of end-to-end product solutions as well as hosted Collaborative Commerce solutions for the computer and high technology market, today announced a strategic solution partnership with, Inc. (NASDAQ: INTZ), a leading provider of enterprise security solutions for the information-driven economy. Growing demand for security appliances has made it necessary for to partner with a provider with expertise in solving critical time to volume production issues. currently offers customers two families of hardware based Internet security appliances – the PDS 2100 and the PDS 2300. Both security appliances use a Linux-based platform integrating Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 SmallOffice technology to secure eBusiness connections easily, reliably and affordably. An innovative perimeter defence system, the PDS 2100 appliance is the right solution to deliver enterprise-class security to small businesses or enterprise remote offices with five to 50 users. The PDS 2300 features the full version of Check Point’s VPN-1/FireWall-1 software, as well as Check Point’s IP address management software, for larger user environments. It operates with Check Point's market-leading security management solutions, enabling a variety of centralised management options. The PDS 2300 will also enable the deployment of other Check Point security solutions as well as SecureNet Pro™ software, a high-speed network intrusion detection system.

“This partnership is significant to helping us meet the increasing demand for our security appliances,” said Patrick Gooden, vice president of operations and engineering at “With Tonbu’s EMS Practice linked to world-class manufacturing partners’ facilities and its ability to leverage the power of the Internet for end-to-end global collaborative design to manufacturing solutions, we are better able to serve our customers world wide.”

Tonbu was chosen for their ability to provide built-in efficiencies that quickly and easily adjust operations to meet production needs and reduce product related overhead. Additionally, Tonbu’s EMS Practice utilises its secure, Web-centric collaborative platform that provides unsurpassed dynamic project execution. Management, engineering, manufacturing and logistics can easily communicate, thus breaking down traditional production bottlenecks.

"Tonbu is using the Internet to enable businesses to fly in formation by providing solutions that transcend geography, maximise return on investment, lower costs and reduce time-to-market," said Dr. Steve Chen, Chairman and CEO of Tonbu. "We are particularly pleased to be working with, an innovative, global high tech industry leader. We look forward to helping them orchestrate further success and growth through their use of our web-centric, business process execution platform coupled with our end-to-end global collaborative EMS Practice"

About Tonbu

Tonbu is the leader in hosted solutions for project execution on the web. Its interactive, web-native services enable smooth, effective, and reliable management of multi-tier projects across single or multiple enterprises. Tonbu also operates an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Practice offering end-to-end outsourcing services including design, manufacturing and logistics support for electronic products. The EMS Practice utilises the efficiency of web project execution services in serving key markets including telecommunications, Internet appliances, medical devices, networking, computer manufacturing, and semiconductors Managing Automation named Tonbu to its “Top 25 to Watch In 2001.” For more information, please visit

About, Inc., Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise security solutions for the information-driven economy.’s suite of security products help businesses protect critical information assets by quickly detecting, analysing and responding to network- and host-based attacks. The company’s products include intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment systems, and modular, scalable security platforms. For more information, please visit

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