Holbaek, October 31, 2000 - F/X Communications in conjunction with Nortel Networks' Contivity VPN Switch now offers enterprises a VPN solution for OS/2-based clients.
F/X Communications' InJoy OS/2 connectivity products now support integrated IPSec client software which interoperates with the Contivity VPN Switch Release 2.6 and later. This enables OS/2 users to securely connect across the Internet and take advantage of Contivity's VPN services.
"This is excellent news for enterprises relying on OS/2 as part of their network", said Jonathan Lewis, Nortel Networks Contivity Product Manager.
Mr. Lewis continues, "The InJoy product enables Contivity to extend its IPSec client support beyond the traditional base of MS-Windows users, allowing a larger community of users to benefit from Contivity's VPN capabilties".
With our robust and proven VPN technologies, F/X Communications is working closely with Nortel to maintain a secure and future-proofed software option for OS/2 businesses, said Bjarne Jensen, President of F/X Communications. And because of our mutual strategic relationship with Nortel, we can now ensure our customers the most viable security solution for OS/2.
Special notice for customer prospects: The Nortel CES must be specifically configured to support third party IPSec clients, and accordingly you must have access to the Nortel side of the configuration in order to set up a successful test.
F/X Communications' VPN products
F/X Communications' VPN products offers a wide range of features for OS/2 VPN integration, including interoperability and authentication with other major vendors on the market.
For the SoHo to the largest businesses, the InJoy product line allows for deployment of VPN's over almost any network media and within almost any network topology. The InJoy products can serve as both VPN gateway or a VPN client.
The unique and recently added Nortel Contivity Extranet Switch (CES) interoperability offers an opportunity for large businesses to easily include OS/2 clients in the corporate VPN.
About Nortel Networks.
Nortel Networks is a global Internet and communications leader with capabilities spanning Optical, Wireless, Local Internet and eBusiness.
Nortel Networks serves the emerging and existing needs of service providers, carriers, dot-coms, small and medium sized businesses, and large corporations in more than 100 countries and territories around the world. Nortel Networks has approximately 75,000 employees worldwide.
About F/X Communications
F/X Communications is a leading software producer specializing in advanced connectivity, gateway and security (incl. VPN) solutions, mainly for the OS/2 Operating System.
The company has been providing connectivity solutions for the OS/2 market since 1994, and has completed installations at a number of large companies, including Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Medtronic, General Electric (Medical), CRS of Texas, Bell Canada, Chesterton and the Principal Financial Group.
In the SOHO and consumer market, F/X has enjoyed a strong reputation of delivering well designed and robust products that have been highly awarded and enjoying brisk sales, worldwide.
F/X is a privately held company headquartered in Holbaek, Denmark with further European presence through partner offices in Holland and Germany.