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Foundry Networks announces strategic alliance with Lucent Technologies

Foundry Networks, which provides end-to-end switching and routing solutions, says it has entered into a Layer 4 - 7 product co-branding resell agreement with Lucent Technologies. Lucent will resell the entire family of Foundry's ServerIron Web switches on a worldwide basis. Lucent's Internet Content Delivery and Distribution (iCDD) division will provide Lucent's worldwide sales force with Foundry's ServerIron Web switches under a co-branding resell agreement. Furthermore, Lucent's integration and consulting divisions will offer ServerIron switches as an integral part of their Internet traffic and content management solutions that include server load balancing, firewall load balancing, global server load balancing and content-aware cache switching.

Spirent Communications wins 'Most Innovative Award'

Spirent Communications SmartBits Division announced that the company's GX-1420B Gigabit over Copper SmartCard has been presented with InternetWeek's Most Innovative Award. The GX-1420B offers Full Duplex Gigabit and 100 Mbps Ethernet testing capabilities over copper wire. It also supports IP checksum generation and analysis, ARPing, PINGing, and VLAN tagging. The product was reviewed in InternetWeek's May 22 review of Gigabit products. Spirent says the GX-1420B is the only measurement tool that supports both 100 and 1000 Mbps Ethernet copper.

U.K. network service provider puts terabit routing to the test

IronBridge Networks Incorporated, a developer of optically based terabit routers, today announced that the United Kingdom's biggest Internet backbone provider has completed installation of the SwiftCOR system and begun beta testing. The IronBridge routers, equipped with virtual routing capability and ten times faster than competing gigabit core network routers, will enable Energis to evaluate the SwiftCOR technology's ability to meet rising traffic demands and create new classes of differentiated, secure and reliable Internet services

Accelerated Networks wins 2000 Product of the Year Award

Accelerated Networks announced that the company's recently introduced AN-32 packet-based inverse multiplexing over ATM (IMA) T1 Integrated Access Device (IAD) has been named 2000 Product of the Year by Internet Telephony Magazine. The AN-32 fills the gap between T1 and higher-priced DS-3 lines, allowing service providers to add bandwidth without the higher cost of leasing a DS-3 line. Accelerated's AN-32 IAD builds on the existing feature set of Accelerated family of IADs by adding inverse multiplexing over ATM (IMA) capabilities for delivery of multiple voice and data services in a multiservice broadband access network.

Allied Telesyn's newest routers maximize power and port density

Allied Telesyn International has introduced its newest router product family, the AR800 series of modular switching routers. The AR800 series routers harness the power of Ethernet for wide area networks by combining traditional WAN connectivity options with multiple Ethernet ports for extended LAN/WAN inter-connectivity. The first three members of the AR800 family -- the AT-AR824, and the AT-AR816f in each of its two fiber configurations; SC and compact MT-RJ -- provide flexible solutions for optimizing wide area connectivity in a host of different applications. A fully configured AR824 switching router can aggregate up to as many as 28 T1 connections in to a redundant Gigabit Ethernet link for less than $35,000.

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