Signs with NATO, Cisco

Company reports a win with NATO and updates its IOS license with Cisco

October 15, 2003

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FREMONT, Calif. -- (NYSE: NWK), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), today announced that NATO has awarded a contract to supply NATO with Bandwidth Management Equipment (BME) for the NATO communications network. Under the contract, will supply the NATO member states with the company's Promina and SCREAM platforms. NATO will use the SCREAM broadband and Promina multiservice access platforms to provide ISDN voice, routing, and data transport capabilities over a variety of transport protocols including Frame Relay, ATM and IP. The BME nodes will come equipped with SCREAMlink modules, allowing NATO members to take advantage of the latest high-speed networking technologies by connecting the Promina and SCREAM elements.'s network management platform will provide unified network management capabilities. In a separate release: (NYSE: NWK) announced today that the company has completed the third amendment to its licensing agreement with Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) for the right to use Cisco IOS in's platforms. This is the third revision to a licensing agreement originally signed in 1989, and substantiates's rights and establishes new pricing for multiple versions of Cisco IOS software. Cisco IOS software is the world's premiere network infrastructure software, delivering seamless integration of technology innovation, business-critical services, and hardware platform support. Currently operating on millions of active systems, from small home office routers to the core systems of the world's largest service provider networks, Cisco IOS software is the most widely leveraged operating system in the world. Network Equipment Technologies Inc. (

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