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June 16, 2003—BIVIO NETWORKS™ DELIVERS INTEGRATED ROUTING ON CHECK POINT SECURITY PLATFORM

The Bivio 1000™/1000S™ Integrate NextHop GateD® Routing with Check Point FireWall-1/VPN-1

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PLEASANTON, CALIF. – June 16, 2003 – Bivio Networks™, a leading supplier of secure IP-service platforms, today announced the availability of integrated routing on the Bivio 1000 and Bivio 1000S systems. Bivio’s security platforms now offer NextHop’s GateD® routing along with Check Point’s FireWall-1® and VPN-1® for an integrated solution.

"Our goal of uncompromising performance is now extended to a combination of applications including Check Points’s firewall/VPN, routing and traffic management. The Bivio 1000 systems continue to outperform traditional security appliances and offer flexibility for new security and IP service applications," said Nate Walker, director of marketing for Bivio Networks. "We are raising the bar for industry leading performance and flexibility in response to customer demands in today’s environment.

The Bivio 1000/1000S software options now include GateD® routing which can be combined with other security and IP service applications to deliver fully integrated solutions easing implementation for large networks. GateD® provides RIP, OSPF and BGP routing functionality that is fully compliant with IETF RFCs and fully interoperable with systems from Cisco, Juniper and others. NextHop's GateD® is the most stable, fully functional, vendor-neutral routing software available in the world today.

"We see Bivio Networks offering a unique solution for network security that incorporates wire- speed routing. High end data centers will benefit from integrating routing with security applications such as firewall, VPN and others." said Dennis Tsu, vice president of marketing, NextHop Technologies®. "Bivio Networks has quickly integrated GateD® into their solutions demonstrating the value of our partnership."

The Bivio 1000 now delivers a combination of security and IP services with industry leading performance on all applications simultaneously:

  • Firewall – 2 Gbps throughput @ 1518 byte packets, 1.6 Gbps @ 64 byte packets
  • VPN – 1.2 Gbps 3DES throughput, 40,000 tunnels
  • Routing – 2 Gbps throughput for RIP, OSPF and BGP

In addition, the Bivio 1000 incorporates sophisticated traffic management for metering, policing, and queuing, all accomplished in hardware at wire-speed.

Bivio’s unique and superior system architecture delivers breakthrough performance at all packet sizes and under heavy session loads. The system is packaged in a small form factor to minimize space requirements. In addition, the system delivers future value by enabling new security or IP services to be added via remote software upgrades.

The Bivio 1000 and 1000S systems are available immediately with integrated routing and offer a variety of Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet interfaces.

About NextHop Technologies®
NextHop Technologies Inc. is the definitive source for network routing software solutions. NextHop's flagship product, GateD®, the de facto standard, is the most widely used vendor-neutral routing software in the world. NextHop partners with its customers and the industry to empower innovation in networking with safe and reliable products that reduce time to market by minimizing development, testing and support costs. Founded in 2000 and funded by New Enterprise Associates, Labrador Ventures, and Parker Price Venture Capital, NextHop is based in Mountain View, Calif. Visit NextHop on the Web at www.nexthop.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.

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