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Avaya Korea Forges Strategic Alliance On Wireless Security WithExers Technologies

02-14-2003
  • Avaya and Exers embark on joint marketing of wireless LANsolution with strengthened security features

Avaya Korea Ltd, the Korean subsidiary of Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), aleading global provider of communications networks and services forbusinesses, today announced that it has exchanged an MOU tocooperate with Exers Technologies, a local wireless securitysolution provider, in the wireless LAN security field.

Avaya Korea Ltd, the Korean subsidiary of Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV),a leading global provider of communications networks and servicesfor businesses, today announced that it has exchanged an MOU tocooperate with Exers Technologies, a local wireless securitysolution provider, in the wireless LAN security field.

Through this strategic alliance, Avaya and Exers Technologieswill embark on a joint marketing effort for a wireless networksolution with enhanced security features, thereby reinforcing bothcompanies' positions in the wireless LAN market where security isemerging as an important issue.

Dong Ho Yoo, CEO of Exers Technologies, said: "A wireless LANnetwork, based on IEEE 802.11 standard, does not have a strong userauthentication feature and as the vulnerabilities of the WEP (WiredEquivalent Privacy) algorithm have been identified, the network iseven weaker in terms of security". He added, "The IEEE 802.1xwireless security standard, which was developed to fix suchproblems, has a strong user authentication feature and supportsDynamic WEP Key, thereby strengthening security. Avaya and ExersTechnologies plan to provide a more secure wireless LAN solution byoffering solutions that support IEEE 802.1x standard."

Under the strategic partnership, Avaya Korea will provide thewireless LAN solution and Exers Technologies will provide thewireless LAN security solution. The two companies will cooperateactively with the aim to offer wireless LAN solutions with thehighest level of security in the industry.

Furthermore, the strategic partnership will allow both companiesto strengthen their competitiveness in the domestic market byrapidly providing solutions, such as Korean language support andfirmware upgrades that match the domestic wireless environment.

Soo Man Byun, sales director of Avaya Korea, said, "With thespread of wireless LAN, speed and user convenience were thebuzzwords until recently, and now, security, which enables securetransaction of data over the network, has emerged as the key issue.By forging a strategic alliance with Exers Technologies, whichpossesses a domestically developed wireless network securitytechnology, Avaya expects to provide an optimized wireless LANsolution that meets the needs of domestic wireless LAN users, andreinforces Avaya's market leadership in the Korean WLAN market.

Yoo said, "We are very happy to have forged this strategicalliance with Avaya, which has secured a high market share in thedomestic wireless LAN market and is well known for its highperformance and reliability. Through this alliance, ExersTechnologies expects to become a leader in the rapidly growingwireless LAN security solution market by proving the company'stechnology expertise in a security solution, especially tailoredfor the domestic market."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks formore than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent ofthe FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is aworld leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP)telephony systems and communications software applications andservices.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications withbusiness applications — and distinguished by comprehensiveworldwide services — Avaya helps customers leverage existing andnew networks to achieve superior business results. For moreinformation visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

About Exers Technologies
Exers Technologies provides wireless LAN security equipment andsolutions to enterprises and public wireless LAN providers. Thecompany developed wireless LAN network user authenticationtechnology and wireless traffic encryption technology using DynamicWEP Key allocation. The company's wireless LAN authenticationserver and XKey products fully support IEEE 802.1x authenticationprotocol and all authentication algorithms, which upgrade thesecurity level and management policies of enterprises. All productsare developed with domestic technologies, as the company rapidlyresponds to customers' needs. For more detailed information, visithttp://www.exers.com.

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