Fortress acquires Legra Systems technology

October 11, 2004

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Fortress Technologies, the leader in security for wireless networks, today acquired technology and assets from Burlington, Mass.-based Legra Systems, Inc. The highly optimized security processing architecture and wireless switch technology from Legra Systems will be integrated with Fortress’ secure policy-based capabilities, creating a more scalable and sophisticated security switch that will support enterprise policy management as wireless becomes more central to the core of the network.

Driven by infrastructure market demand, this strategic development provides customers with the ability to migrate security to the network’s core, centralizing all wireless services for the enterprise.

The consolidation of best-of-breed designs represents an important step forward in the wireless industry and in Fortress Technologies’ value as it will provide customers with a highly optimized and open platform for high-performance, end to-end network protection. With strong centralized, vendor-agnostic security from Fortress, any wireless network can be made suitable for even the most sensitive applications and environments like those found in regulated industries such as healthcare, financial and government.

Senior technical staff from Legra have joined the Fortress organization to ensure continuity and seamless technology integration. Beginning in early 2005, Fortress will deliver models of the AirFortress product line that leverage the acquired technology designs and Legra’s switching innovations. The new AirFortress security switch will include platforms ranging from site-optimized devices for remote branch offices, healthcare clinics and retail stores, to larger systems capable of securing entire corporate campus networks and high-speed point-to-point links.

"This strategic acquisition positions Fortress perfectly to support growing enterprise network environments. This growth strategy ensures that the value our products provide for security and flexibility scales with demand for wireless application services and bandwidth requirements," said Shawn Hughes, CEO of Fortress Technologies, "The true value of wireless switches is realized when merged with the additional value of high-assurance security and policy enforcement capabilities that provide a seamless secure environment."

Fortress Technologies Inc.

Legra Systems Inc.

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