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Comstor Adds Avaya Portfolio for Small and Medium Businesses to ItsGovernment Solutions Area Offering, Broadening Customer Base

05-19-2003

Comstor, a channel provider of networking technology products and apision of the global Westcon Group, Inc., announced that it hasadded Avaya IP Office to its Government Solutions Area (GSA)schedule offerings, effective immediately. Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) isa leading provider of communications networks and services forbusinesses. By adding Avaya IP Office to its GSA schedule offering,Comstor adds a powerful IP telephony solution to its portfolio andfurther strengthens its convergence leadership.

Comstor, a channel provider of networking technology productsand a pision of the global Westcon Group, Inc., announced that ithas added Avaya IP Office to its Government Solutions Area (GSA)schedule offerings, effective immediately. Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) isa leading provider of communications networks and services forbusinesses. By adding Avaya IP Office to its GSA schedule offering,Comstor adds a powerful IP telephony solution to its portfolio andfurther strengthens its convergence leadership.

Comstor will use Avaya IP Office, which is based on Avaya'slatest advancements in IP telephony networks, to address the needsof federal and state agencies seeking "all-in-one" voice and datasolutions. Avaya IP Office, a communication solution specificallydesigned for small to mid-sized firms, supports from two to 256users and allows businesses to securely link remote locations intoa single voice and data network.

"We are very pleased that Avaya chose to add the IP Officesolution to our GSA schedule," said Bill McFadden, vice presidentof marketing at Westcon Group North America, Inc. "It is always ourgoal to use our GSA schedule as a means to extend value to oursolution provider customers and vendor partners alike as well astheir customers. For Avaya, we are leveraging our various GSAprograms to make this powerful convergence platform available tomore federal and state agencies. For our reseller customers, we areproviding them with a market leading solution."

Comstor will administer and manage the schedule on behalf ofAvaya for IP Office. Recently, Comstor announced that it wasincluded in the top 20 GSA Schedule 70 holders listing, marking a162% increase over its previous government fiscal year.

Kyle Yost, general manager of En-Net Services, a Frederick,Maryland-based solution provider, said: "Comstor has provided uswith enterprise-focused government solutions for many years, backedup by their extensive product knowledge and technical support. Bymaking the Avaya IP Office available through its GSA schedule,Comstor is bringing us a new avenue of opportunity from which todrive opportunity."

"The U.S. Government is our largest enterprise customer, andagreements with companies like Comstor offer our governmentcustomers another way to buy Avaya communication solutions," saidPaul Cantwell, global sales vice president, small and mediumbusiness solutions group, Avaya. "We are already working with theDepartment of Treasury, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S.Postal Service, and the U.S. Navy — all of whom have experiencedAvaya's depth of experience in voice and data networks, and theability to help government customers use their communicationnetworks to reduce costs and improve productivity."

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 Comstor
Comstor is a channel provider of networking technology and apision of the global Westcon Group, Inc. The company offersproducts and services for connectivity, remote access, Internet ande-business, IP telephony, virtual private networks, wirelessconnectivity and network security. Comstor is located at ThreeRidgeview, Suite 200, 14850 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA20151; phone: (703) 345-5100; fax: (703) 345-5573; www.comstor.com.

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