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Instill Deploys Bivio Networks™ and Check Point to Secure High Performance and Flexibility

The Bivio 1000 Security Platform Delivers High Performance Firewall and Flexibility for Online Supply Chain Solutions for Foodservice Industry

PLEASANTON, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2004 – Bivio Networks™, a leading supplier of secure IP-service platforms, today announced that Instill has deployed the Bivio 1000 and Check Point Software Technologies® FireWall-1®/VPN-1® to secure the Internet gateway for Instill Corporation’s online supply chain information solutions. The Bivio Networks / Check Point solution provides the highest performance for online traffic dominated by small packets and heavy session loads.

Instill provides solutions to chain restaurants, hospitality companies, and large foodservice manufacturers to improve cost control and supply chain relationships by providing timely, accurate information. Instill collects, aggregates, and transforms over 20 million invoice line items of confidential customer information each month. Instill needed a firewall solution that delivered high performance, an ability to seamlessly add security applications, and unlimited CPU capacity. "Security of customer data is a high priority at Instill and the Bivio 1000 with Check Point’s software provides the performance and flexibility to meet our demanding business needs, “ said Eric Hensely, director of IT at Instill. “Our network team also likes the openness for adding custom network or new security applications without replacing existing hardware.” Hensley added.

The Instill security team evaluated several leading firewall solutions. The Bivio / Check Point solution offered the best combination of features for Instill data centers. Instill evaluation testing confirmed high small packet performance – 82% of line rate at 64 byte packets resulting in 1.6 Gbps – even at high session rates. The team also confirmed the ability to load, run and accelerate their customized applications on the Bivio 1000 platform. Such high performance simplifies Internet gateway security implementation and lowers the solution cost for enterprise data center environments.

"Bivio Networks is excited that Instill has chosen to deploy Check Point’s leading software to secure their Internet traffic. The Bivio 1000 sets a new industry benchmark for performance and - flexibility among security platforms and is well suited to secure Internet gateway traffic for online businesses,” said Nate Walker, director of marketing at Bivio Networks. “Bivio and Check Point deliver a powerful solution for networks dominated by small packet traffic and high session rates.” Walker added. Small packet traffic and high session rates dominate network applications such as online retail, financial transactions, voice-over-IP, call centers, streaming media and online gaming.

The Bivio 1000 system delivers uncompromising performance and unmatched flexibility for security applications. For example, Tolly Group test results illustrate the Bivio 1000 delivers ASIC-like performance to Check Point FireWall-1 software under heavy session loads. Bivio is the industry’s leading Check Point security platform, delivering exceptional small packet performance, session handling and 82% of line rate throughput at 64 bytes. In addition, the system delivers future value by enabling new security or IP services to be added via remote software upgrades.

About Instill Corporation
Founded in 1993, Instill provides supply chain solutions to restaurant, hospitality, and foodservice manufacturers. Using a combination of data, technology, and expertise, Instill solutions provide the supply chain visibility and control necessary to reduce food costs and improve supply chain relationships. Instill tracks over $14 billion annually in purchases from over 2000 distribution points for over 400,000 foodservice locations across the US and Canada. Some of the operators using Instill services include AFC Enterprises, Applebee's International, Delaware North Companies, International Dairy Queen Sodexho, SUBWAY® Restaurants Independent Purchasing Cooperative, and Yum! Brands Unified Foodservice Purchasing Coop. Instill is headquartered in Redwood City, California. Instill can be reached at 888-Instill or at www.instill.com

About Bivio Networks
Bivio Networks is a leading supplier of secure IP-service platforms. Bivio Networks has developed breakthrough products with uncompromising performance and unmatched flexibility for network security and IP service applications. Bivio products significantly reduce the capital and operational expenses of security and IP infrastructures for enterprises and service providers. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Bivio Networks is backed by Goldman Sachs, InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures and Venrock Associates. More information is available at http://www.bivionetworks.com/

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