PC Magazine Rewards Nokia VPN With Multiple Editors’ Choice Awards

Nokia CC500 and CC2500 VPN Gateways Receive Prestigious Editors’ Choice Awards with “Unusual Ease”Jump to first matched term

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 29, 2001–Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today announced that the CC500 and CC2500 Nokia VPN gateways have received PC Magazine’s celebrated Editors’ Choice Awards in recent VPN tests due to appear in the September 25, 2001 issue.

According to PC Magazine, the Nokia CC500 and CC2500 VPN gateways were selected as Editors’ top pick due to their ease of installation and deployment, centralized management, solid operational ability, very high throughput, well structured management, and overall most attractive and affordable offering in its class.

“We arrived at our Editors’ Choice, the Nokia CC2500 and CC500 VPN Gateway, with unusual ease,” as stated in the PC Magazine review article. “Nokia’s line of VPNs was obviously engineered with the needs of a centrally based network administrator in mind. All Nokia VPN products share a common patented clustering technology that provides excellent fail-over protection and load balancing. Add to this its reasonable price, its orderly and systematic management interface, and its (scalability), and you end up with a formula for earning our Editors’ Choice.”

The Nokia CC2500 and CC500 VPN Gateway systems scored a five-out-of-five ranking, the highest in the review, which also included products from other recognized industry players. Both the Nokia CC500 and CC2500 are two of an entire portfolio of industry-leading dedicated VPN gateways. The Nokia CC500 is an affordable, entry-level VPN gateway ideal for use by small enterprises and larger organizations at the perimeter of their enterprise deployments. The Nokia CC2500 is in the mid-level range of the Nokia VPN portfolio and is traditionally used at regional offices or by business partners.

“Enterprise and managed service provider customers expect secure, reliable, scalable, easy to deploy VPN solutions to meet the unique performance and operational requirements of today’s network environments,” said Bob Brace, vice president marketing, Nokia Internet Communications. “The recognition afforded us through these test results, together with the rapid global adoption of our VPN products further validates Nokia’s unique value proposition and solid product portfolio.”

Nokia’s VPN solutions are standards-based and purpose-built platforms. For growing organizations where VPNs have begun to play a more strategic business role, Nokia’s family of dedicated VPN solutions offer high availability with seamless active session fail-over, dynamic load balancing, and scale to the most demanding performance requirements on the market. The Nokia dedicated VPN solutions consist of the Nokia VPN Client software, Nokia VPN Policy Manager, and the Nokia VPN Gateways including CC5205, CC5200, CC2500, and CC500 models.

About Nokia Internet Communications

Nokia Internet Communications, headquartered in Mountain View, California, provides world class Network Security and Virtual Private Network solutions that ensure the security and reliability of corporate enterprise and managed service provider networks. Nokia is committed to enhancing the end user experience by bringing a new level of security and reliability to the network, enabling an Internet transaction that is personal and trusted — each and every time. For more information, please visit www.nokia.com and click on Secure Network Solutions.

About Nokia

Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet, Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.




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