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Nortel Networks Enlarges Lead in VPN Gateway Market

Nortel Networks not only commands the largest share of the virtual private network (VPN) gateway market, but its share is growing faster than those of its competitors, according to a report from the Synergy Research Group (SRG).

SRG reported that Nortel Networks is the leader for the third consecutive quarter, enlarging its share of VPN gateway revenue to 29.1 percent at the end of the Q3 1999, up from 21.3 percent at the end of Q2 1999.

Nortel Networks also was No. 1 in units shipped in the Q3, with 19.3 percent of the market, compared to 13.7 percent at the conclusion of Q2. Third-quarter shipments of Nortel Networks' Contivity Extranet Switches increased by 80 percent from the second quarter.

"We're not just holding the lead; we're increasing it," said John Doyle, Nortel Networks director, IP network applications. "This kind of market acceptance is the best possible testimony to the quality of our Contivity family of Internet virtual private network solutions and the benefits it provides customers."

The Contivity Extranet Switch is at the heart of Nortel Networks' Internet VPN solution. It allows enterprise customers and service providers to take advantage of the Internet's flexibility, low-cost access and availability.

Nortel Networks is a global leader in telephony, data, wireless and wireline solutions for the Internet.