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BlueCat Networks and Sun Microsystems Launch Security Appliance Server Bundle for Corporate Enterprise.

LAS VEGAS -- Adonis, Meridius and Sun Fire V20z Server Bundle Will Deliver Greater Protection Against DNS Cache Poisoning and Email Security

NetWorld+Interop 2005 (Booth # 1124)- BlueCat Networks, Inc., a leading provider of simple, secure and affordable network appliances, and Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. today announced a joint original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement to address the networking and security needs of medium and large sized enterprises. Under the terms of the agreement, BlueCat Networks will offer Sun Fire(TM) V20z servers and Sun service as part of a premium package version of its high-end Adonis DNS/DHCP Appliance and Meridius Security Gateway security offerings. The bundle is expected to be available from July 1, 2005.

"Many of our clients in the government, military and Fortune 500 have standardized on Sun. Being able to offer Sun gear as a premium hardware platform for our technology makes a lot of sense," said Michael Hyatt, president of BlueCat Networks. "BlueCat Networks' management console is developed using Java, which makes it that much easier for Sun shops to integrate - this bundle is a natural extension for us."

BlueCat Networks' Adonis appliance plugs directly into corporate networks to securely integrate domain name system (DNS) and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) services and conveniently centralize administration and enterprise-wide management of Internet protocol (IP) addresses, configurations, and host names. The Meridius Security Gateway is powered by a hardened Linux(R) OS kernel. With its Java(TM) technology-based management console, integrated firewall, onboard DNS caching server, password and SMTP authentication, as well as whitelisting and blacklisting capabilities, Meridius stops spam and viruses at the gateway.

Sun's two-way Sun Fire V20z server, based on the AMD Opteron(TM) processor, outperforms other servers in its class. The Sun Fire V20z server delivers the flexibility businesses need, running both 32-bit/64-bit applications simultaneously, as well as running a choice of leading operating systems, including Solaris, standard Linux distributions, or Microsoft Windows. The results for the most recent performance claims can be found at: http://www.sun.com/v20z/benchmarks.html.

"Organizations have a need for simplified, powerful DNS services and email security," said Brad Keates, Vice President, Alliances, Channels and Partner Sales, Sun Microsystems of Canada. "BlueCat Networks allows us to deliver an added layer of security at a critical point in the network, and when combined with Sun's robust product platform and large install base, this bundle becomes a compelling value proposition."

About BlueCat Networks, Inc.

Founded in 2001, BlueCat Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of simple, secure and affordable network appliances. The BlueCat Networks product portfolio is comprised of the Adonis(TM) family of DNS/DHCP security appliances; and the Meridius line of Security Gateway Appliances. The Adonis family of appliances delivers end-to-end, fast, intelligent, cross-platform, secure DNS and DHCP solutions that are specifically designed to offer ease-of-use, low maintenance and scalability. It also includes Proteus, the first dedicated Enterprise IPAM appliance of its kind for designing, deploying and managing IP-based networks. The Meridius Security Gateway(TM) line of products offers unbeatable, real-time spam detection, empowering organizations to improve network security and reduce IT costs. BlueCat Networks is a profitable security appliance company that supports the needs of government, military, and Fortune 500 organizations worldwide. For additional information, visit www.BlueCatNetworks.com.

About Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.

Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, Inc., is headquartered in Markham, Ontario. The company, which employs more than 550 persons, has offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria. Sun products and services are also available through Sun Authorized Independent Marketing Organizations and iForce(SM) System Providers across Canada. For more information, visit http://ca.sun.com.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Fire, Java and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

BlueCat Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BlueCat Networks, the BlueCat Networks logo, Meridius, the Meridius logo, Adonis, the Adonis logo, Proteus, and the Proteus logo, are trademarks of BlueCat Networks, Inc. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.
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