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Intel Introduces New Virtual Private Networking

Intel Introduces New Virtual Private Networking Family Of Products Under Netstructure™ Brand

New VPN Devices Deliver World-class Performance, Security and Manageability to Service Providers and Corporations.

AUCKLAND, Sept. 13, 2000 – Intel New Zealand today announced a new family of high-performance virtual private networking (VPN) products that securely connect remote users to branch offices and business partners over the Internet while helping to save on traditional private leased line and long-distance dial-up charges. The new products are designed for corporations, Web hosting companies and other service providers offering managed Internet services.

The new VPN devices are part of the growing Intel® NetStructure™ product line, which includes highly reliable and scalable network control equipment, Internet appliances and services that add greater intelligence to computer networks in order to help companies provide a faster and more reliable e-Business experience.

With the growth of the Internet and online access, companies are increasingly using the Internet to augment or replace the use of private networks, instead routing private information over the Internet’s public infrastructure through encrypted VPN “tunnels.” These tunnels act as a secure pipeline to protect the transmission of data over the Internet.

VPN products such as Intel’s are rapidly being deployed by service providers and enterprises as a way to eliminate expensive long-distance dial-in and leased-line connections, reducing costs without sacrificing security or performance. The worldwide market for VPN equipment and software will more than triple from $1.2 billion this year to $3.7 billion in 2004, according to Infonetics Research in San Jose.

The demand for VPNs has been growing rapidly in corporate environments and among Application Service Providers (ASPs), Hosting Service Providers (HSPs) and a growing category of VPN service providers (VSPs) that offer managed VPN services. With VPN services, service providers can offer customers outsourced management of their VPNs, secure access to their hosted data centers, and secure delivery of hosted applications.


“To succeed in today’s highly competitive e-Business marketplace, service providers are demanding unparalleled cost savings, integrity and performance, whereas corporations want ubiquitous and secure access for their employees, customers and partners,” said Scott Gilmour, General Manager, Intel New Zealand. “Intel’s NetStructure VPN products deliver the high performance, density, security and affordability that service providers need to offer their corporate clients.”

Intel® NetStructure™ VPN Gateway Family
Intel’s scaleable family of NetStructure VPN products allow customers to select the performance level necessary to meet their specific requirements. The products are fully compliant with the popular IPSec 1.1 industry security standard, and include an ICSA firewall, unlimited remote clients and BlackICE** Defender personal firewall.

Intel’s highest-performing VPN gateways -- the Intel NetStructure 3130 and 3125 VPN Gateways -- deliver up to 95Mbps of throughput and 10,000 simultaneous tunnels for demanding VPN environments. The 3130 offers expandability with additional PCI slots in a 4U chassis. The 3125 provides the same performance in a compact, 1U chassis for space conservation. Both include the Intel NetStructure VPN Management Suite, unlimited remote
clients and personal firewall capabilities.

The Intel NetStructure 3120 VPN Gateway offers up to 20Mbps of throughput and 2,000 simultaneous tunnels for a medium- to large-sized branch office or small central site. The lower-cost Intel NetStructure 3110 VPN Gateway provides up to 2Mbps performance and 100 simultaneous tunnels for a small- to medium-sized branch office.

The Intel NetStructure VPN Management Suite enables service providers to easily set up Intel VPN gateways and VPN clients for delivery and management of services. Included are the Intel NetStructure Access Manager for comprehensive user and tunnel management; the Intel NetStructure Reporting Tool for VPN security audits and usage analysis; and the Intel NetStructure VPN Client Deployment Tool for centralized, Web-based management and deployment of VPN client software.

Intel will also offer a VPN software upgrade for its Express 8200 and 9500 routers to allow existing customers to integrate VPN, firewall, wide area network (WAN) access and advanced routing functionality without having to buy additional hardware components. The routers -- which provide up to 1.3 Mbps of VPN throughput -- can be used in conjunction with NetStructure VPN Gateways to connect small sites with central offices.


Pricing & Availability
The Intel NetStructure 3110, 3120 and 3130 VPN Gateways will be available in New Zealand from October at the suggested list price of US$3,495, US$10,995 and US$20,995, respectively. The VPN upgrade for the Express 8200 and 9500 routers will also be available from October at the suggested list price of US$499 for a single device upgrade, or $3,499 for a 10-device upgrade. The Intel NetStructure 3125 VPN Gateway will be available in New Zealand in December at the suggested list price of US$20,995.

These products can be complemented with Intel’s NetStructureSM Support Services, a comprehensive service portfolio that includes phone, hardware and software subscription support contracts; comprehensive support contracts; and product installation support.
Intel networking products are available worldwide through a network of distributors, value-added resellers and service providers. Additional product information is available at www.intel.com/network

Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

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* Third party marks and brands are property of their respective owners.
** BlackICE Defender is a trademark of Network ICE Corporation.


For more information please contact:
Stephanie Silvester, Intel Australia, Tel: (02) 9937 5886, Mob: +614 18 684 381
Email: stephanie.silvester@intel.com
Nimita Morarji , Botica Conroy, Tel: (09) 303 3862, 021 950058, Mob: 021 950058
Email:nimitam@bca.co.nz

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