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London, March 25, 2002 - Clarent Corporation (OTC: CLRN
< http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=clrn&d=t>), a leading provider of softswitch
solutions for next generation networks, today announced the availability of
NetPerformer Enterprise Gateway (EG). NetPerformer EG uses the SIP protocol
to connect the NetPerformer product line, widely used for private network
voice and data applications in the enterprise, with Clarent's
industry-leading VoIP softswitch, which provides access to global VoIP
networks and the public telephone network. For more than ten years,
corporations have saved communications costs by using compressed voice and
data over packetised private networks enabled by NetPerformer. Now, with a
simple software upgrade to a customer's existing hardware investment,
NetPerformer EG enables standards based VoIP and extends the reach of
NetPerformer to off-net access to the PSTN over the Clarent softswitch.


NetPerformer EG leverages the full range of capabilities of the NetPerformer
product line in large enterprises as well as small, remote offices. These
capabilities include support for 2 to 240 telephony channels per unit,
converged voice and data over leased or switched lines, Frame Relay, ATM, PP
links, ISDN PRI and BRI, satellite as well as IP/Ethernet circuits. Through
the SIP connection, NetPerformer EG also capitalises on the Clarent
softswitch capabilities including robust Class 4 and Class 5 functionality,
applications such as pre-paid calling and IVR, and scalability of Clarent's
distributed softswitch architecture. Clarent began field testing of
NetPerformer EG in December, 2001.



"NetPerformer EG is a significant initiative for both Clarent's NetPerformer
and softswitch product lines," said Elizabeth Cholawsky, Vice President of
Marketing. "For NetPerformer, SIP connectivity to the PSTN through our
softswitch provides a converged communications network for enterprises,
while creating new revenue opportunities for service providers. By
developing SIP capabilities on our Class 5 Call Manager, the reach of the
Clarent softswitch now extends to the enterprise and can interoperate with
many different types of SIP end points."



About Clarent


Clarent Corporation is a leading provider of softswitch solutions for next
generation networks. Clarent solutions enable service providers to deploy a
converged network (voice, data and applications). Clarent solutions reduce
costs and increase operating efficiencies while delivering innovative new
services that allow end users to manage their communications. Founded in
1996, Clarent is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and has offices
in Asia, Europe, and North America.


For more information please visit http://www.clarent.com


Forward Looking Statements



This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties, including statements about Clarent's future growth and
strategic goals. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including
uncertainties associated with the future development of the markets for
IP-based communications and changes in the global economic market,
government regulations, the international communications industry,
technological changes and other factors, which could cause actual results to
vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking
statements. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are described further
in our periodic filings with the SEC.



Trademarks


Clarent and the Clarent logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Clarent Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other
trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of
their respective owners

For more information please contact:


Nicola Alvey
Client Account Manager
Eclat Marketing
Tel: 0118 989 5600
Mobile: 0779911 2658


http://www.eclat.co.uk

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