ISOCOR, IBM Release ISP Messaging Software

Aimed at providing outsourced messaging solutions for Internet service
providers, ISOCOR and IBM Tuesday unveiled ISOCOR’s N-PLEX Internet Messaging server software for IBM’s
RS/6000 server.

N-PLEX is a server capable of handling large-scale,
high-volume messaging requirements. Supporting millions of users, N-PLEX can address specific ISP
and enterprise requirements with integrated
standards-based directory services and management facilities.

ISOCOR and IBM have worked jointly together to port N-PLEX to AIX, IBM’s
UNIX operating system, the companies said. The messaging server software is designed to provide ISPs and business clients with reliable, high-performance outsourced messaging services with sophisticated message
archiving features and “anti spam” protection from unsolicited bulk mail
and computer viruses.

N-PLEX features a distributed message architecture that allows a
large volume of users
to be spread across multiple servers throughout a wide geographical area
within a single domain. This
enables all Internet mail users to share the
same mail domain name, even though their actual message mailbox is
located on another server with a different IP address and domain name. In addition, all components of N-PLEX can be monitored remotely from one central management station.

N-PLEX for AIX is available immediately through IBM, IBM Business Partners
or from ISOCOR
directly.

“We are delighted to be able to deliver our flagship product, N-PLEX
Messaging Server, to the
IBM environment — allowing ISPs to leverage IBM expertise in server,
storage and clustering
technology,” said Paul Gigg, ISOCOR’s president and chief executive officer.

“We believe that together, our products can provide a winning combination
of mission-critical
scalability and high-performance ideal for any ISP providing the
value-added services required by
today’s Internet community,” Gigg said.

“Today’s announcement means that IBM can now provide ISPs and enterprise
customers which
use ISOCOR’s messaging and directory software with an advanced hardware
platform for
mission-critical Internet applications,” said Debra Thompson, vice
president, segments and
product marketing, IBM RS/6000. “The RS/6000 provides the high level of
scalability and
reliability that the fast-moving ISP market needs.”

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