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PHASE II OF PROTEON'S SNA STRATEGY DELIVERS ADAPTIVE SRT FOR UNMATCHED IBM INTEGRATION, INNOVATIONS FOR BEST COST OF OWNERSHIP

 PHASE II OF PROTEON'S SNA STRATEGY DELIVERS ADAPTIVE SRT FOR
 UNMATCHED IBM INTEGRATION, INNOVATIONS FOR BEST COST OF OWNERSHIP
 WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Proteon, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTON) today introduced a comprehensive set of new capabilities for its CNX 500 Bridging Router that establishes new performance standards for IBM internetworking and cost-effective LAN/WAN integration. The release introduces Proteon's Adaptive SRT, the industry's first dynamic and automatic bridging between Ethernet, token ring and FDDI, and a dual-port token ring interface card. Also included are Internet Multicast, Flash Memory Booting implementation, and the industry's first free one-year warranty, capabilities that significantly lower recurring WAN operating costs and resolve crucial network maintenance issues.
 Adaptive Source Routing Transparent (Adaptive SRT), Proteon's value added implementation of the evolving 802.1d SRT standard, is the only technology that provides simplified, intelligent bridging between Ethernet, token ring and FDDI through a single device.
 According to Nate Kalowski, Proteon vice president of marketing, "the capabilities delivered today represent the industry's best answer to the most pressing needs of internetworking end users: IBM-to- everything connectivity, ease-of-use and affordability." IBM Interconnectivity: Adaptive SRT and Dual Port Token Ring Card
 New features that provide highly manageable, cost-effective SNA/mixed environment connectivity include Proteon's Adaptive SRT for the CNX 500 and a dual port token ring interface that increases the fanout of the CNX 500 to six token rings.
 Adaptive SRT software is Proteon's innovative approach to integrating existing source routing environments with emerging SRT environments. Adaptive SRT provides the router with the intelligence to automatically examine the behavior of each end station and determine -- without user intervention -- which bridging method to use. Adaptive SRT "adapts" itself to the network, rather than requiring the network to be adapted to the router, so that:
 --existing installed base of bridges stay intact:
 --no changes are required to the existing network, including end nodes; and
 --SRT and translation bridging are automatically integrated into a seamless solution. Internet Multicast
 Internet Multicast, an industry first and an emerging IETF standard currently being developed by Proteon, significantly reduces WAN traffic overhead in source routing and NetBIOS environments. Internet Multicast provides the ability to efficiently send a single message to multiple recipients who are geographically dispersed throughout a wide-area network. This greatly improves network efficiency and removes broadcast overhead for distributed applications, particularly in source routing environments. Internet Multicast delivers distinct advantages over typical WAN transmission methods which require a separate transmission for each destination (i.e., 30 destinations would require 30 transmissions). In addition to significant cost savings, Internet Multicast also enables efficient implementation of a wide variety of sophisticated internet applications such as distributed financial stock quote applications, distributed computing, distributed database management, distributed simulation and multi-media conferencing. Flash Memory/IBD
 Proteon's Flash Memory/IBD (integrated boot device) for the CNX 500 virtually eliminates the need for on-site service, saving thousands of dollars per year in an average sized network while minimizing downtime and centralizing network management. The Flash Memory/IBD can store multiple software loads for quick recovery in the event of a network fault and enables "neighbor booting" so that a single IBD can reboot several routers, decreasing system costs. In addition, Proteon's Flash Memory/IBD includes greatly reduced boot-up time and provides enhanced security. Industry's First One-Year Warranty
 Proteon is also offering the industry's first free-of-charge one- year hardware warranty, lowering purchasing and operating costs by as much as $30,000-$60,000 over competitive products. Pricing and Availability
 Available in May 1992 are the Flash Memory/IBD, list priced at $2,395; Internet Multicast, free to Proteon users; and the dual port token ring card, $4,295. Proteon's SRT solution, which includes a dual port token ring card with content-addressable memory (CAMs) and Proteon's Adaptive SRT software, is available in June 1992, list priced at $6,295. Providing the Network Infrastructure for the '90s
 Proteon's blend of Token Ring and internetworking expertise enables the company to provide tightly integrated, high-performance physical network infrastructures. Proteon's technical innovation has resulted in many industry firsts, including the first multi-protocol router with full DECnet support, and the first router to provide 16 Mbps Token Ring to Ethernet connectivity. This innovation, coupled with flagship products such as the ProNET-4/16 LAN family and RISC- based CNX 500 Bridging Router, have made Proteon the networking vendor of choice for leading OEMs such as Digital Equipment Corporation, Gandalf, Memorex Telex, NEC America and Yokogawa Digital Computer Corporation, as well as systems integrators and VARs around the world.
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 /CONTACT: Maureen MacGregor of Proteon, 508-898-2136; or Ann Marie Clark of Rourke & Company, 508-777-6006, for Proteon/
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