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Bay Networks and WANDL Sign Cooperative Marketing Agreement

 Companies Deliver Network Planning and Analysis Tools
 for Comprehensive Network Management


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Networks, Inc. Internet/Telecom Business Unit (NYSE: BAY) today announced it has entered into a joint marketing agreement with WANDL (Wide Area Network Design Laboratory), Inc., Warren, NJ, a leading software firm that specializes in network modeling and design services. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work together to provide Bay Networks' service provider customers with comprehensive network design and analysis capabilities required for managing large-scale, multi-layered network infrastructures.

Bay Networks and WANDL will offer a complementary solution set that is based on Bay Networks' Optivity Enterprise(TM) network management application and WANDL's Network Planning and Analysis Tools (NPAT). The solution, which is available today, supports Bay Networks' BayStream(TM) family of products. Bay Networks has teamed with WANDL and other best-of-breed companies to provide a complete suite of network management applications available through Bay Networks OptivityServices(TM), the company's open network management solution for service provider edge infrastructure and the delivery of service provider managed services within the customer premise. (See today's related press release: "Bay Networks Announces The Industry's First Comprehensive Network Management Solution for Service Providers.")

"Bay Networks recognizes the challenges service providers face in planning, managing and servicing large, multiservice network environments," said Dave Danielson, product line manager, network management, Internet/Telecom Business Unit, Bay Networks. "By combining the functionality of Optivity Enterprise -- an industry-leading network management application - - with WANDL's expertise in network planning and analysis, this marketing initiative will benefit our service provider customers with a complete and cost-effective solution for both network backbone design and the delivery of network design services within the CPE."

"We are delighted to partner with Bay Networks to provide a fully supported product suite for designing and managing Bay Networks ITBU's multiservice switches, high-performance routers and multiservice software," said Yi Zhu, engineering director at WANDL. "This relationship leverages NPAT's modeling, design and simulation capabilities to improve network performance, productivity and cost-effectiveness for service provider edge infrastructure management and managed services."

WANDL's NPAT application suite addresses a variety of popular protocols, including Frame Relay and ATM, as well as multi-drop line, access and mux- based (T1/E1) backbone for the design of multiple, mixed network environments. NPAT, which offers a comprehensive set of models for Bay Networks products, provides network design, simulation and capacity planning services from the core infrastructure to the user CPE network.

About WANDL

WANDL, Inc. is a private software firm specializing in heuristic algorithms and optimization techniques for large-scale network design with a demonstrated ability in helping to reduce expenses associated with transmission facilities. The company is the leading supplier of high-end network design, planning and management tools. Its worldwide customer base includes major carriers, commercial enterprises, and government organizations. The NPAT family of design tools offers solutions to issue in ATM, Frame Relay, router and TDM based networks. WANDL's World Wide Web address is http://www.wandl.com.

About Bay Networks

Bay Networks, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the internetworking market, providing a complete line of LAN and ATM switches, hubs, routers, remote and Internet access solutions, and network management applications. The company's Internet/Telecom and Remote Access Business Units deliver comprehensive backbone and access solutions to service providers building scalable networks to enable new and differentiated services. With revenue of $2.1 billion in its most recent fiscal year, Bay Networks markets and supports its products around the world, providing 7x24 support coverage. Bay Networks' World Wide Web address is: http://www.baynetworks.com.

NOTE: All Bay Networks press releases are available on Bay Networks' website at http://www.baynetworks.com or via CompuServe using G0 BAYNET. Bay Networks' website also provides information on the company's products and services, news and events, partner programs and corporate contacts.

Bay Networks, BayStream, Optivity Enterprise and OptivityServices are trademarks of Bay Networks, Inc. Other brand and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

SOURCE Bay Networks, Inc.
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/CONTACT: Karin Bakis of Bay Networks, Inc., 617-238-6594 or kbakis@baynetworks.com, or Yi Zhu of WANDL, Inc., 908-580-0565 or yizh@wandl.com/

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