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GLOBALCROSSING DEBUTS DATA-VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK SERVICE.

Global Crossing Ltd. (Nasdaq: GBLX), which builds and operates a global IP-based fiber optic network, has debuted its Data- Virtual Private Network service. Global Crossing's Data-VPN e- business solution takes advantage of Global Crossing's worldwide OC-192 Internet backbone to connect unlimited multiple locations, without the associated costs of installing private lines and hardware to connect each location.

Global Crossing's Data-VPN supports such key applications as remote access, employee information and communication Intranets and supply chain extranets between various sites. For example, chain stores using the Data-VPN service can now count on a seamless exchange of data, such as inventory and sales figures, in near real-time. Additionally, proprietary financial transactions with their vendors can be securely completed.

"Retailers will benefit from the flexibility and lower costs associated with Data-VPN versus other private network alternatives, while maintaining security," said Michael Fuqua, vice president of connectivity services. "Utilizing our Data-VPN in a supply chain application will enable a retailer to create a true, high-speed e-business connection with all its suppliers and distributors worldwide."

Global Crossing's Data-VPN can easily be accessed by dial-up connections on laptops or PCs with the required encryption software so that users may still access data from home or while traveling, a feature not available with most conventional private networks.

In Europe, customers will be able to access the Data-VPN over E-1's at speeds of up to 2.048 million bits per second. This broad range of connections will allow Global Crossing customers the ability for quick, secure access on a worldwide level.

Global Crossing ensures the security of its Data-VPN by utilizing the latest in tunneling and encryption technologies. A customer's Data-VPN hardware, software and network can be integrated into a single turnkey package. Global Crossing's Data-VPN uses IPSec to provide a high-priority, point-to-point, secure virtual pathway for data, making it invisible on the Information Superhighway.

"These high-security protocols offer the type of encryption that will maintain customer confidence in our Data-VPN, providing secure private electronic transfer of data and sales transactions through the Internet," said Michael Fuqua. "Conveniently, when this encryption software application is added to the Global Crossing network it will also download to all existing VPN servers."

About Global Crossing

Global Crossing Ltd. (Nasdaq: GBLX) is building and offering services over the world's first global fiber optic network with 97,200 announced route miles, serving five continents, 24 countries and more than 200 major cities. The Global Crossing Network and its telecommunications and Internet product offerings will be available to over 80% of the world's international communications traffic. Global Crossing hosts more than 300 of the top Internet brands in its Global Centers. Among the brands are some of the largest and most densely trafficked sites on the Web, including Yahoo!, The Motley Fool, Ziff Davis, MP3.com and eToys. Global Crossing's operations are headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, with principal offices in Los Angeles, California; London, England; Morristown, New Jersey; and Rochester, New York.

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Date:Mar 1, 2000
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