Nortel Networks, ISS Sign Strategic Agreement

Networking companies Nortel Networks and Internet Security Systems (ISS)
Monday formed a strategic agreement in an attempt to streamline platforms
and security products.

Under the agreement, the two firms are working to deliver immediate
interoperability and product integration between ISS’ SAFEsuite network
security software and Nortel Networks product lines to provide enhanced
enterprise security solutions. ISS’ RealSecure intrusion detection system
and Nortel’s Passport are the first to be bundled as a combined offering to
customers. Shipment is slated to begin in December.

“As security risks continue to rise with more critical data residing on the
network, implementing
adaptive network security technology has become a high priority for our
customers,” said Ed Pillman, Nortel’s vice president and general manager of
multimedia enterprise systems.

“With ISS’ heritage of technology innovation and Nortel Networks’
state-of-the-art product architectures, we will be able to offer our
customers the technology and knowledge they need to help enable secure
electronic commerce.”

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