Ositis’ AccessNow Express Wins Best Of Interop Awards At N+I 2002 Las Vegas

Ositis Selected as the Enterprise Network Infrastructure Winner by CMP Media’s Network Computing, InformationWeek and EE Times Editors

Las Vegas, NV (May 8, 2002) – AccessNow Express was named the winner 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 were selected at NetWorld+Interop 2002 Las Vegas and announced at a gala event on Tuesday night, May 7, 2002. AccessNow Express will be available in third quarter of 2002. AccessNow Express instantly and securely connects a 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. The judges – award winning editors from CMP Media’s leading technology magazines, Network Computing, InformationWeek and EE Times – reviewed over 250 submissions overall, and determined that AccessNow Express deserved the top honor based upon their rigorous evaluation.

By identifying innovative products debuted at NetWorld+Interop, the Best of Show Awards assist in the quest for technology-enabled solutions. The Best of Interop judges recognize only a select few groundbreaking products each year that will significantly impact and enable the future of business. Products awarded this prestigious honor signify to IT executives and managers that they are the best solutions to support an efficient and competitive business.

“This Best of Interop award for Ositis’ AccessNow Express recognizes the extreme market need of a product which offers configureless Internet access,” said Vilis Ositis, president and CEO of Ositis. “AccessNow Express provides a unique solution to Internet connectivity and makes this product a standout in the market.”

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, a user simply plugs it into an Ethernet port in a conference area and assigns its internal IP address through the easy to use web-based interface.

“Every year we must review some of the best and most promising new technology solutions, and it is always challenging to determine the winner. Using our very thorough evaluation process, Ositis’ AccessNow Express was selected as a Best of Interop winner because it is the most innovative solution in the Enterprise Network Infrastructure category.” said Ron Anderson, lab director for Network Computing and lead judge of this year’s awards.

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.

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 http://www.ositis.com.

About CMP Media
CMP Media (www.cmp.com) is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers’ comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting.

About NetWorld+Interop
NetWorld+Interop is the world’s premier education and interactive event forum for technical professionals responsible for network and IT strategies from large enterprise and service provider organizations. The professional and business interests of the community are promoted through 4 proven elements: Quality education taught by experts in networking, technology demonstrations featured in our InteropNet programs, an interactive show floor featuring top networking and telecommunications vendors, and a global platform delivering quality events in 6 countries.

NetWorld+Interop is a Key3Media event. Key3Media Group, Inc., is the world’s leading producer of information technology tradeshows and conferences, serving more than 5,300 exhibiting companies and 1.3 million attendees through 60 events in 17 countries. Key3Media’s products range from the IT industry’s largest exhibitions such as COMDEX and NetWorld+Interop to highly focused events featuring renowned educational programs, custom seminars and specialized vendor marketing programs. For more information about Key3Media, visit www.key3media.com.

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