OSITIS’ AccessNowEXPRESS Named Finalist In The Best Of Interop Awards For NW+I 2002

OSITIS’ AccessNowEXPRESS Named Finalist In The Best Of Interop Awards For NetWorld +Interop 2002 Las Vegas

CMP Media’s Network Computing, InformationWeek And EE Times Editors Select Ositis(R) As An Enterprise Network Infrastructure Finalist

PLEASANTON, CA — (INTERNET WIRE) — 05/03/2002 — AccessNow Express was named a Finalist in the Enterprise Network Infrastructure category of the Best of Interop Awards competition by CMP Media’s Network Computing, InformationWeek and EE Times. The winners will be selected at NetWorld +Interop 2002 Las Vegas, to be held May 7-9, 2002. AccessNow Express will be available in third quarter of 2002.

AccessNow Express instantly and securely connects your conference or meeting room to the Internet. The AccessNow Express unit incorporates a 4-port hub into a stylish high-tech aluminum case for a complete Internet connectivity solution. Users automatically connect without changing a single setting on their pc and the host network remains secure with AccessNow Express’ built-in firewall. Visitors simply plug into the AccessNow Express hub, or enter into a designated zone for wireless access, and are immediately connected. www.ositis.com/accessnowexpress

Linking to the Internet while off-site is always a challenge for consultants and other visitors. Reconfiguring to connect to a remote network is a difficult and time consuming task which can jeopardize the security of a network. AccessNow Express’ technology solves connectivity problems by offering instant Internet access without requiring setting changes. AccessNow Express works without needing users to change IP addresses, subnets, or gateways to properly configure devices to access network resources or the Internet. AccessNow Express reconciles the disparate configurations of the user’s computer and the host network allowing the user to have an instant Internet connection. To install AccessNow Express, simply plug it into an Ethernet port in a conference area and assign its internal IP address through the easy to use web-based interface.

AccessNow Express is designed for use in conference and meeting rooms, mobile workgroups, and facilities with limited IT user support. The appliance provides Internet access for presentations, Internet kiosks, hotels, airports, schools, government agencies and libraries. AccessNow Express is ideal for users who need to plug-in during a meeting for advanced workgroup interaction.

The editors of Network Computing, InformationWeek and EE Times, three of CMP Media’s premier information technology publications, review over 250 submissions, evaluating hundreds of new products. Finalists were then selected in 11 categories. AccessNow Express was named a Finalist in Enterprise Network Infrastructure. The Best of Interop Awards are designed to help IT and network managers shorten the evaluation process in assessing new technology products. By identifying innovative products debuted at NetWorld+Interop, the Best of Interop Awards assist in the quest for creative Internet-enabled solutions.

“AccessNow Express provides instant self-service connectivity in a multitude of environments. It increases productivity and frees up busy IT departments for more important tasks,” said Vilis Ositis, president and CEO of Ositis. “AccessNow Express offers “configureless’ connectivity when and where a person needs it – a product that deserves selection as a new, best of breed solution for the category of Enterprise Network Infrastructure.”

“When selecting finalists for the Best of Interop Awards, we’re looking for products that stand out from the competition by providing a unique solution to a problem or one that blazes new territory in the networking arena,” explained Ron Anderson, lab director for Network Computing and head of the joint editorial judging for the Best of Interop Awards.

“This year’s list of entries was particularly broad and diverse, perhaps surprising given the industry downturn. It was a difficult task to narrow down these stellar entrants,” said Loring Wirbel, editorial director of communications for CMP’s Electronics Group.

Winners of the Best of Interop at NetWorld+Interop 2002 Las Vegas will be selected at the show and announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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Ositis Software, Inc.

Ositis Software designs, develops, licenses and high performance security solutions that provide enterprise, small medium business (SMB), and consumers with complete solutions to safeguard and connect networked devices. The company markets and supports its products through: Value Added Resellers, leading OEMs worldwide, retailers and directly to end-users. For inquiries contact Ositis at 6120 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 210, Pleasanton, CA 94588; telephone (888) 946-7769 within the U.S. or +1 (925) 225-8900 outside the U.S.; fax (925) 225-8904; Europe +32 3 380 08 90; e-mail sales@ositis.com; or visit www.ositis.com.

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