NextHop Signs GateD Customers

Inkra Networks licenses NextHop’s GateD NGC 2.x routing software; Internet Photonics deploys its LightStack products using GateD

April 13, 2004

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- NextHopTechnologies® Inc., the definitive source for network routing softwaresolutions, today announced that Inkra Networks has licensed NextHop’sGateD® NGC 2.x routing software to serve as the primary routing enginefor its Virtual Service Switch family of multi-function securityswitches.

Aimed at large enterprise and data center networks, Inkra’s VirtualService Switches help customers simplify security infrastructuremanagement and minimize operations costs. Adding routing functionalityvia the GateD NGC 2.x software helps Inkra’s customers save space, powerand management overhead.

“As a leader in developing dynamic layered security systems, Inkra looksto add value for our customers with state-of-the-art, proven technology.By adding the GateD NGC 2.x routing engine, we have a solid solutionthat can scale across all our products, offering customersindustry-leading, interoperable routing,” said Anil Gupta, vicepresident of engineering for Inkra Networks.

“Our customers require secure, highly stable and flexible, highperformance network routing. We are excited to be providing a solutionfor Inkra. The GateD NGC 2.x routing software is now up and running onthe VROS custom operating systems, helping to speed the time to get theproduct into customer hands,” said Dennis Tsu, vice president, marketingand sales, NextHop Technologies.

In a separate release:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- NextHop Technologies® Inc., thedefinitive source for network routing software solutions, todayannounced that Internet Photonics, Inc., a leading developer ofcarrier-grade Optical Ethernet and Intelligent Wavelength Platforms forcable operators and telecommunications providers worldwide, hassuccessfully deployed its LightStack™ series of products at leadingcable operators and service providers using NextHop’s GateD® routingsoftware. Internet Photonics’ products rely on GateD routing protocolsto exchange management and control information between different boxesand amongst multiple cards within a single chassis.

“Internet Photonics is delighted to have access to the industry-leadingGateD suite of routing software,” said Gary Southwell, vice president ofmarketing, Internet Photonics. “Use of GateD routing software allows usto deliver to our customers carrier-grade Optical Ethernet andwavelength solutions with a compelling economic mode.”

“Not only are we pleased to facilitate Internet Photonics with thecapabilities to provide reliable optical Ethernet product for theircustomers, we are also delighted that we can help them get solutions tomarket faster, with lower development and support costs,” said DennisTsu, vice president, marketing and sales, NextHop Technologies.

NextHop Technologies Inc.

Inkra Networks

Internet Photonics Inc.

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