Netigy, Genuity Reach Enterprise Pact

Netigy Corp. and Genuity Inc. Thursday paired to market
consulting and e-business infrastructure in a three-year
alliance targeting enterprises.

Consistent with Genuity’s ePartner strategy, Netigy will
develop and implement services built around Genuity’s portfolio of
specifically virtual private networks managed network security, and bundled
intranet and extranet solutions.

Genuity and Netigy claim to have demonstrated technological leadership in
the security field, and that the solutions will enable
customers to benefit from the combined experience of the two companies.

For enterprises, the alliance means quicker time-to-market and more
comprehensive solutions for their e-business objectives. Genuity specializes
in delivering solutions based on managed intranet and extranet
infrastructures vital to e-business, while Netigy provides professional
consulting services to ensure the solutions perform optimally and securely.

Gary B. Moore, Netigy president and chief executive officer, called the
combination “much needed for e-business.”

“Genuity brings crucial Internet services and the underlying technology
required to run them; Netigy ensures that the move from legacy to new
infrastructure moves swiftly, safely, and flawlessly. It’s a great
opportunity for our clients to achieve e-business productivity sooner.

Genuity, the former Internet business of GTE
, went public in June. The spin-off was originally
called BBN and it helped design and implement Arpanet, considered the
precursor to the Internet in 1969.

Verizon Communications
holds a 9.5 percent interest in Genuity and has an option to convert that
interest into about an 80 percent stake once it wins approval to provide
long-distance service over more than 95 percent of the former Bell
Atlantic’s access lines.

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