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Eicon Networks Expands Support for Linux-based Servers With Eiconcard Connections for Linux; Eicon Expands Software Support for Linux Connectivity Solutions.

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MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2001

Eicon Networks Corporation, a worldwide provider of secure Internet connectivity products, today announced the release of Eiconcard Connections for Linux, a software package that provides driver support for WAN connectivity on the Linux platform.

This new product reinforces Eicon's position as a leader in WAN connectivity and demonstrates Eicon's continued support for the fast-growing Linux market.

Eiconcard Connections for Linux includes the following features:
-- Support for Red Hat Linux 6.1 and 6.2

-- Full support for PCI based Eiconcards

-- Support for IP Routing over WAN - X.25, Frame Relay and PPP

-- SNMP support

-- ISDN backup capabilities with the Eiconcard S91

-- Support for TTY over X.25 using Host PAD and Terminal PAD features

-- Eiconcard X.25 Development Tool programming library for custom development


Designed for use with Eicon's S-Series family of Eiconcard WAN interface adapters, Eiconcard Connections for Linux offers network administrators everything they need to connect a Linux server to a corporate Wide Area Network. S-Series Eiconcards are high-speed intelligent WAN interface cards, mainly used with branch office LAN application servers, that work superbly in a Linux environment. Combined with Eiconcard Connections for Linux, this hardware and software solution will provide the ideal functionality necessary for the thin server and network appliance markets.

"Corporations are increasingly adopting Linux-based servers for their Internet connectivity and remote access needs," said Andre Allore, Eicon Networks' Product Group Manager for WAN Communications. "The Linux platform is affordable, stable and secure, and is a viable solution for corporate data networks with WAN connectivity requirements. Eicon is prepared to meet the exploding demand for Linux-based networking solutions with products like Eiconcard Connections for Linux."

About Eicon Networks

Eicon Networks is a worldwide provider of secure Internet connectivity products. The company's portfolio includes a full range of products for connecting PCs and network servers to the Internet and corporate networks, secure communications gateways and media gateways for voice over IP and unified messaging. Eicon distributes, markets and supports its products in more than 80 countries through a network of channel partners, telecommunications companies (telcos), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Information about Eicon Networks is available at www.eicon.com. Eicon Networks is a business unit of i-data international a-s. More information about i-data can be found at www.i-datac.com.

Eicon and Eiconcards are registered trademarks of Eicon Networks Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their owners.

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information about Eicon Networks, please visit the Eicon Press Release Web page at http://www.eicon.com/corp/pressrel/.
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