Norfolk Southern Picks Ciena

Norfolk Southern selects Ciena's online transport optical data networking solution

November 11, 2002

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LINTHICUM, Md. -- CIENA® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), a leading provider of intelligent optical networking systems and software, today announced that Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC), one of the nation's premier transportation companies, has selected CIENA's ONLINE(tm) Transport metropolitan dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) platform to support multiple services for its internal telecommunications network.Norfolk Southern deploys data centers to manage transportation, e-commerce, and other corporate data applications. CIENA's ONLINE Transport provides Norfolk Southern increased network capacity and optical protection for mainframe and client server systems between multiple data centers and large campus environments. Norfolk Southern has deployed the ONLINE Transport platform to provide for disaster recovery and normal operations of these transportation, e-commerce, and corporate applications."CIENA delivered the density and variety of services Norfolk Southern required to build and manage a resilient, multi-protocol metropolitan optical network by utilizing native transport ESCON®, Fibre Channel, SONET, and Gigabit Ethernet capabilities on a single platform," said Dexter Grindstaff, manager of network systems for Norfolk Southern Corporation. "The ONLINE Transport platform provides a cost-effective and reliable network architecture to help Norfolk Southern ensure client satisfaction with efficient delivery, control and safety."Ciena Corp.

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