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Gandalf Ships Low Cost Central Site Solution for Internet Service Providers.

NEPEAN, ONTARIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 1996--GANDALF TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ GANDF, TSE GAN ) Gandalf Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of remote access networking products, today announced general availability of its XpressStack(R) Internet Access Server (IAS) and software with enhanced Internet Service Provider (ISP) functionality for the entire Xpress(R) central site product line. With introductory pricing incentives, the XpressStack IAS offers ISPs exceptional value as they migrate to the latest technology or add multiple Points of Presence (POP) to existing networks.

"Internet Service Providers are clearly looking for solutions to meet the needs of the burgeoning Internet market," said Michael Howard, president of Infonetics Research, a San Jose-based market research and consulting firm. "As the number of ISPs increases to meet the growing number of users, remote access solutions must offer high performance and affordability. The XpressStack IAS demonstrates Gandalf's commitment to meeting the demands of the ISP marketplace head-on."

"XpressStack IAS makes it easy for ISPs to migrate from older, terminal-based servers with their associated modem racks, external terminal adapters and cabling, to a fully integrated, single- platform 'POP in a box' solution that can support all of their user and business requirements," said Michael Chawner, vice president of product operations and chief technology officer for Gandalf. "With its robust functionality, low cost per port and support for 48 concurrent analog and high-speed ISDN sessions, XpressStack IAS is a perfect entry-level ISP solution or for ISPs expanding their existing networks to support multiple Points of Presence."

The ideal product for new and growing ISPs and those migrating to an all-digital solution, the XpressStack IAS is equipped with integrated digital modems that support 48 simultaneous analog and ISDN connections and supports a full range of industry-standard protocols. Software features include call accounting capability to track customer usage for billing purposes; terminal-mode log-in for customizing welcome screens and migrating from older terminal server products; and full SNMP management that reduces operational costs.

A uniquely designed control panel differentiates the Xpress Stack IAS. Status LEDs for every channel on the front of the device automatically identify defective modems, enabling network administrators to diagnose problems immediately. Malfunctioning modems are systematically removed from the loop, preventing the premature disconnection of dialed-in ISP customers. Gandalf's recently announced, GUI-based XpressView network management will be included on the IAS in January 1997 via a simple software upgrade.

The XpressStack IAS is shipping immediately with an introductory price of $29,995 US, in effect until March 31, 1997. Regular pricing on the IAS is $36,000 US.

Gandalf's vision is to provide people with access to information through technology. Gandalf provides leading solutions in network infrastructure by connecting remote locations to central resources and designing and supplying high-speed backbones for data, video and voice transmission. These offerings provide customers significant strategic advantage in today's competitive world.

Gandalf markets its range of communications solutions in 75 countries through four distinct operational groups: North America Group; Asia Pacific Group; Europe, Middle East and Africa Group; and Northern Europe Group. Subsidiaries of Gandalf Technologies Inc. include Gandalf Canada Ltd.; Gandalf Systems Corporation in the US; Gandalf Digital Communications Limited in the UK; Gandalf Nederland BV; Gandalf SA in France; and Gandalf International Limited. Common shares of Gandalf Technologies Inc. are traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange (GAN) in Canada and on The Nasdaq Stock Market (GANDF) in the United States.

CONTACT: Gandalf Technologies Inc.

Public Relations

Robert L. Goodman, 617/487-2200 ext. 208

INTERNET: http://www.gandalf.ca

E-MAIL: bob.goodman@gandalf.ca

or

Gandalf Technologies Inc.

Investor Relations

Wendy Burgess, 613/274-6550

INTERNET: http://www.gandalf.ca

E-MAIL: wendy.burgess@gandalf.ca

or

Burson-Marsteller

Tim Fiala, 212/614-4933

E-MAIL: tim_fiala@bm.com
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