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BayStack Instant Internet LAN-to-Internet Access Router
Solution Designed for Businesses Requiring Secure Branch
Office Communications

SANTA CLARA, CA -- Nortel Networks* [NYSE/TSE: NT] today
announced the availability of the BayStack Instant Internet
(v7.0), an affordable Virtual Private Networking device
designed to extend Nortel Network's award-winning Contivity
VPN/Extranet solution to enterprise customers who need
secure communications between branch offices/retail outlets
and their corporate networks. Small to medium size
businesses that need Internet-enablement now and possibly
VPN connectivity later will also benefit from the BayStack
Instant Internet (v7.0) device. BayStack Instant Internet
will increase the speed and efficiency, while reducing the
costs associated with doing business over the Internet.

The VPN Market

The total Virtual Private Networking market is expected to
reach $700 million by 2002 (IDC, March 1999). There are
three typical applications for VPN today:

· Medium and Large enterprises that need to securely connect
branch offices/retail outlets and remote users to their
corporate networks.

· Small and Medium size businesses that need an inexpensive
solution for connecting multiple branch offices.

· Any size business wanting to electronically communicate
with their suppliers and partners via an Extranet.

The Nortel Network's Solution

Nortel Network's Contivity VPN solution has been an industry
leading large enterprise VPN solution since 1997 (IDC, March
1999). The addition of the BayStack Instant Internet (v7.0)
appliance enables Nortel Networks to extend its VPN solution
into the quickly growing "site-to-site" connectivity market.
There are two versions of BayStack Instant Internet being
added to the Nortel Network's Contivity VPN solution set:

· BayStack Instant Internet 100: Instantly connects branch
office local area networks (LANs) via VPN over the Internet
to the corporate network. Also provides LAN-to-Internet
connectivity for businesses needing access to the Internet
now and possibly VPN later. Available for ISDN.

· BayStack Instant Internet 400: Operates identically to the
BayStack Instant Internet 100, and comes with ISDN option.

VPN Features that are common to both units include:

· Standards-based IPSec tunneling (RFCs 2401-2412).

· Single DES and Triple DES encryption.

· MD5 and SHA authentication.

· Split-tunneling support.

The Value Propositions

· This extension of the Contivity VPN family provides the
end user with an affordable solution for enabling them to
leverage the cost savings of using the Internet for secure
internal and external communications.

· By being able to "one stop shop", resellers will be able
to effectively tap into the fast growing VPN market with
Nortel Network's comprehensive set of VPN solutions

About the BayStack Instant Internet - Internet Access Router

BayStack Instant Internet- Internet Access Routers provide
Internet access sharing for an entire LAN through a single
IP address. They offer true plug-and-play installation and
the protection of a five-proxy firewall. The BayStack
Instant Internet family also includes an easy software tool
for managing Internet access amongst employees.

* Nortel Networks, the Nortel Networks Globemark, Unified
Networks and How the world shares ideas are trademarks of
Nortel Networks. BayStack, BayStack Instant Internet are
trademarks of Nortel Networks NA, Inc.

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