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PROTEON ANNOUNCES TWO NEW NETWORKING PRODUCTS FEATURING BREAKTHROUGH CAPABILITIES AND IMPRESSIVE PRICE/PERFORMANCE

 WESTBOROUGH, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Proteon, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTON), today announces the Corporate Network eXchange (CNX) 600, its newest high-end RISC-based router. The CNX 600 features Proteon's Internetworking Traffic Management (PITM(tm), a breakthrough in software technology that guarantees availability for mission-critical SNA traffic in networks mixing IBM and non-IBM traffic. The CNX 600 is designed to meet the requirements of headquarters environments and supports industry-leading WAN/LAN and management capabilities, as well as support for up to five FDDI networks, 20 4/16 Token Ring or Ethernet LANs and 20 WANs. With its throughput capability of 100,000 pps and its support of current and proposed future international standard protocols, the CNX 600 is ideal for both today's and tomorrow's large multi-protocol networks.
 The Network Management Extender, another Proteon "industry first", expands Proteon's price/performance commitment to network management. The Extender allows up to eight Token Ring and eight Ethernet LANs to be managed from a single hub, providing headquarters personnel with LAN management and control while allowing for cost-effective network growth.
 "With the introduction of the CNX 600 and its unbeatable WAN and price/performance benefits -- coupled with the Series 90 Intelligent Hub for Ethernet and Token Ring networks and new Network Management Extender -- Proteon is well-positioned to compete aggressively in the headquarters networking market," said Charlie Robbins, Aberdeen Group, a leading Boston-based market research firm.
 With the CNX 600, Proteon rounds out its internetworking product line, offering scalable products for the full spectrum of network configurations -- headquarters (CNX 600 and CNX 500), regional (CNX 500) and remote sites (DNX 300 Series and ProNET BOSS, Branch Office SolutionS, integrated router/hub).
 To optimize overall response-time, the CNX 600 incorporates Release 13.0 software which utilizes Proteon's Internetworking Traffic Management (PITM(tm) technology that guarantees availability through secured bandwidth to provide the industry's only protection for mission- critical SNA traffic in a mixed IBM and non-IBM network. PITM allows users to control WAN bandwidth allocation from the central site through its guaranteed bandwidth reservation and extensive protocol prioritization system. Further enhancements to prioritize traffic on a session or application basis will follow in future software releases. In addition to the protocol allocation flexibility that allows for specific customization, PITM ensures network management bandwidth for a high level of availability and network manageability during times when it's most needed. The CNX 600 also has enhanced diagnostic capabilities to manage enterprise-wide networks for optimal performance, as well as SNMP time-stamped event logging and the ability to initiate routine maintenance tasks and report to headquarters.
 "The CNX 600 meets the competition head-on and reinforces our commitment to delivering the most advanced, affordable and useful features with a form-factor ideal for its application," said Patrick Courtin, Proteon president and chief executive officer. "Now Proteon delivers a headquarters internetworking solution to complement the CNX 500, the award-winning DNX 300 and ProNET BOSS remote-site solutions for a comprehensive set of internetworking products," he added.
 The CNX 600 ties large networks together with centralized management capabilities through innovative and practical features, including:
 -- Integrated Boot Device (IBD) - utilizes Flash memory for cost- effective remote and regional-site software maintenance performed from the headquarters location;
 -- floppy drive for easy software upgrades and data collection
 -- real-time clock with the ability to initiate time-stamped information and timed events;
 -- internal modem so the central-site MIS department can obtain detailed diagnostics and information out-of-band.
 The CNX 600 has a throughput capability of up to 100,000 pps and increased support for up to 20 networks with the existing Quad WAN card and new Quad LAN Cards. This, coupled with optional redundant power supply, enables the CNX 600 to build reliable, large-scale, high performing networks. With its 16/32 I/O bit architecture and support for evolving standards-based technologies, including HSSI, ATM and ISDN, the CNX 600 will grow with users' increasing internetworking requirements.
 Based on a second-generation RISC multiprocessor architecture, the CNX 600's I/O cards are interchangeable with the CNX 500 bridging router. With 200+ development years and market-proven technology, Proteon's Transportable Software Architecture (TSA) is applied across all of Proteon's bridging router product lines, supporting more that 17 protocols and offering users maximum application flexibility. Bridging support includes Proteon's concurrent universal bridging, Adaptive SRT (ASRT(tm)), a superset of Transparent Bridging, Source Route Bridging, the IBM 8209-compatible SR-TB bridging, and the latest SRT standard bridging, providing customers with the ability to bridge non-routable protocols. Proteon's scalable internetworking product family is all managed through the industry-standard SNMP.
 In addition to SNMP, the CNX 600 supports all major industry- standard network protocols, including TCP/IP, DECnet, Novell's IPX, XNS, OSI, VINES, Apollo Domain and AppleTalk. For WAN connectivity, it supports X.25, Frame Relay, Point-to-Point-Protocol (PPP), SMDS and T1/E1 through RS-232, RS-449, V.35 and X.21 network interfaces. The CNX 600 supports Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Proteon's Multicast OSPF (MOSPF), the dynamic routing protocols that provide greater efficiency and control over the routing of traffic in large, multi- vendor networks.
 The CNX 600 complements and extends Proteon's internetworking product line. Proteon also offers the RISC-based CNX 500 bridging router; the award-winning DNX 300 family of bridging routers for IBM, Novell or multi-protocol remote sites; the low-cost expandable p4100+ remote bridging router; the GNX 400 Gateway for SDLC-to-LLC traffic conversion; and the recently-introduced ProNET BOSS integrated bridging router/hub for remote sites that supports both Ethernet and Token Ring networks.
 The CNX 600 bridging router will be available in April 1993 at a base price of $16,900 with an averaging configuration priced at $22,500. Available now, the Quad WAN card is priced at $4,995. The Quad Ethernet Card will be available in Q4'93 and the Quad Token Ring Card will be available in the next 12 months.


Proteon Delivers Network Management Extender
 Eliminating the need to purchase multiple management modules, the Network Management Extender manages multiple networks using only one intelligent hub to provide centralized monitoring and network control capabilities. It allows for up to eight Token Ring and eight Ethernet LANs and supports all SNMP-compliant management packages. Network Management Extender cost-effectively condenses all LAN data to be easily transferred to any SNMP-based manager, such as Proteon's OneVIEW Network Manager.
 The Network Management Extender is ideal in a headquarters' collapsed-backbone architecture -- stretched departmental LANs into an intelligent hub in one central room for MIS-controlled maintenance obtained through direct server/LAN connections. Network Management Extender features include automatic mapping of MAC addresses to physical ports, automatic recovery of persistent beaconing and SNMP event logging.
 Available in June 1993, the Network Management Extender is priced from $10,000-12,000, depending upon configuration.
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 /CONTACT: Joe Grillo or Karin Bakis, 508-898-2800, both of Proteon; David Copithorne or David Kitchen, 617-252-0606, both of Copithorne & Bellows, for Proteon/
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