General DataComm signs technology partnership with Attachmate to provide enterprise-scaleable access solution.MIDDLEBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 29, 1996--General DataComm, Inc. (NYSE-GDC), the leader in providing real business solutions based on ATM products and services, and Attachmate(R) Corporation, today announced a strategic technology partnership to integrate Attachmate's robust RLN RLN Relaxin
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RLN Resource Loaded Network (R) remote access software with the superior network management capabilities of GDC's SpectraComm 5000 product line.
The resulting product, SpectraComm RLN, enables individual companies and service providers to deploy remote access on an enterprise-wide scale with a single, integrated solution.
This partnership brings together the best-of-breed in high-speed, scaleable WAN access technologies and open, flexible, secure remote access software solutions. The combined GDC/Attachmate solution will provide a turnkey See turnkey system. approach for customers that streamlines implementations and simplifies support of multiple technologies. SpectraComm RLN will enable corporations to deploy high-end remote access providing enhanced performance, greater scalability and integrated T-1/E-1 for high-volume, high-speed modem access in an SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc. manageable modem chassis. The initial SpectraComm RLN configuration will support up to two T-1/E-1 connections or 64 individual phone lines. RLN's robust domain management will allow simple scaling to unlimited ports.
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GDC Institute for Genetic Disease Control in Animals represents a highly strategic partner for Attachmate," said Todd Mavis, vice president of business development/strategic alliances at Attachmate. "The SpectraComm 5000 and RLN product lines are highly complementary, and this integrated combination will deliver an unprecedented level of scalability and flexibility to customers with enterprise remote access requirements. GDC has been a communications market leader for many years because it is successfully marrying its core competencies A core competency is something that a firm can do well and that meets the following three conditions specified by Hamel and Prahalad (1990):
"GDC's partnership with Attachmate is based on a key component of GDC's philosophy to actively seek out partnership opportunities with leading companies to integrate the best technology into our solution," said Lloyd Atkinson, vice president of marketing for General DataComm. "Today's agreement extends our capabilities as a remote access connectivity provider by addressing the need for powerful remote LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. access solutions."
RLN is an open, standards-based, communication software, which allows mobile laptop Same as laptop computer.
laptop - portable computer users and telecommuters to cost effectively and efficiently access information and applications on the network. The SpectraComm 5000 system is the industry's most robust network server-based platform for cost-effective T1 integrated access. Its expandable platform features both HP OpenView HP OpenView was a Hewlett Packard product range consisting of an extensive portfolio of network and systems management products. In 2007 the entire HP OpenView portfolio was rebranded under the strengthened HP Software name. and SNMP management. The combined product offering will enhance the SpectraComm 5000 product line allowing remote users to run applications, access the host, send or receive E-mail messages, and perform other tasks as if locally connected to the LAN.
Pricing and Availability
SpectraComm RLN will be engineered and developed jointly by GDC and Attachmate. The product offering will be available worldwide directly from GDC and through Attachmate's RLN Remote Access Medallion Program (RAMP) certified See certification. resellers. Scheduled to ship in the third quarter, pricing will be extremely competitive with similar product offerings.
GDC is the acknowledged global leader in providing real business solutions for telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. and enterprise networks based on ATM products and services. Its comprehensive product line includes the GDC APEX apex (a´peks) pl. apexes, a´pices [L.] tip; the pointed end of a conical part; the top of a body, organ, or part.ap´ical
apex of lung the rounded upper extremity of either lung. family of ATM switches, used in more live networks than any other ATM switch; Motivity, an innovative remote access product line designed for the corporate Internet user Internet user n → internauta m/f
Internet user Internet n → internaute m/f ; and, LAN internetworking products. Based in Middlebury, Conn., GDC provides communications solutions worldwide and its website can be found at http://www.gdc.com.
Attachmate is a leading supplier of universal information access software and services to major corporations, large organizations and government agencies worldwide. The company's object-oriented client, server, authoring tool, management software, and hardware safely `extend' enterprise systems and applications by linking host systems, Internet systems and workgroups. Attachmate leverages its fourteen years of corporate expertise in enterprise and Internet technologies by providing comprehensive and knowledgeable customer consulting and support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services in more than thirty countries around the world. Attachmate is the largest privately owned software company in the world and employs over 2,000 people.
For more information about Attachmate's products, contact Attachmate's headquarters in Bellevue, Washington Bellevue is a rapidly growing city in King County, Washington, U.S., across Lake Washington from Seattle. Long known as a suburb or satellite city of Seattle, it is now categorized as an edge city or a boomburb. at (206) 644-4010, (206)-649-6035 (fax) or toll free at (800) 426-6283. Attachmate's World Wide Web address is http://www.attachmate.com.
General DataComm and GDC APEX are registered trademarks and Motivity is a trademark of General DataComm, Inc.
Attachmate and RLN are registered trademarks of Attachmate Corporation.
HP OpenView is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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