BlueCat Networks, Inc.

BlueCat Networks, Inc.
Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.

Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.

May 03, 2005 08:22 ET

BlueCat Networks And Sun Microsystems Launch Security Appliance Server Bundle For Corporate Enterprise




MAY 3, 2005 - 08:22 ET

BlueCat Networks And Sun Microsystems Launch Security
Appliance Server Bundle For Corporate Enterprise

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - May 3, 2005) -

Adonis, Meridius and Sun Fire V20z server bundle will deliver greater
protection against DNS cache poisoning and Email Security

NetWorld+Interop 2005 (Booth # 1124)- BlueCat Networks, Inc., a leading
provider of simple, secure and affordable network appliances, and Sun
Microsystems of Canada Inc. today announced a joint original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) agreement to address the networking and security
needs of medium and large sized enterprises. Under the terms of the
agreement, BlueCat Networks will offer Sun Fire™ V20z servers and Sun
service as part of a premium package version of its high-end Adonis
DNS/DHCP Appliance and Meridius Security Gateway security offerings. The
bundle is expected to be available from July 1, 2005.

"Many of our clients in the government, military and Fortune 500 have
standardized on Sun. Being able to offer Sun gear as a premium hardware
platform for our technology makes a lot of sense," said Michael Hyatt,
president of BlueCat Networks. "BlueCat Networks' management console is
developed using Java, which makes it that much easier for Sun shops to
integrate - this bundle is a natural extension for us."

BlueCat Networks' Adonis appliance plugs directly into corporate
networks to securely integrate domain name system (DNS) and dynamic host
configuration protocol (DHCP) services and conveniently centralize
administration and enterprise-wide management of Internet protocol (IP)
addresses, configurations, and host names. The Meridius Security Gateway
is powered by a hardened Linux® OS kernel. With its Java™
technology-based management console, integrated firewall, onboard DNS
caching server, password and SMTP authentication, as well as
whitelisting and blacklisting capabilities, Meridius stops spam and
viruses at the gateway.

Sun's two-way Sun Fire V20z server, based on the AMD Opteron™
processor, outperforms other servers in its class. The Sun Fire V20z
server delivers the flexibility businesses need, running both
32-bit/64-bit applications simultaneously, as well as running a choice
of leading operating systems, including Solaris, standard Linux
distributions, or Microsoft Windows. The results for the most recent
performance claims can be found at:

"Organizations have a need for simplified, powerful DNS services and
email security," said Brad Keates, Vice President, Alliances, Channels
and Partner Sales, Sun Microsystems of Canada. "BlueCat Networks allows
us to deliver an added layer of security at a critical point in the
network, and when combined with Sun's robust product platform and large
install base, this bundle becomes a compelling value proposition."

About BlueCat Networks, Inc.

Founded in 2001, BlueCat Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of simple,
secure and affordable network appliances. The BlueCat Networks product
portfolio is comprised of the Adonis™ family of DNS/DHCP security
appliances; and the Meridius line of Security Gateway Appliances. The
Adonis family of appliances delivers end-to-end, fast, intelligent,
cross-platform, secure DNS and DHCP solutions that are specifically
designed to offer ease-of-use, low maintenance and scalability. It also
includes Proteus, the first dedicated Enterprise IPAM appliance of its
kind for designing, deploying and managing IP-based networks. The
Meridius Security Gateway™ line of products offers unbeatable,
real-time spam detection, empowering organizations to improve network
security and reduce IT costs. BlueCat Networks is a profitable security
appliance company that supports the needs of government, military, and
Fortune 500 organizations worldwide. For additional information, visit

About Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.

Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
is headquartered in Markham, Ontario. The company, which employs more
than 550 persons, has offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver
and Victoria. Sun products and services are also available through Sun
Authorized Independent Marketing Organizations and iForce(SM) System
Providers across Canada. For more information, visit

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Fire, Java and The Network Is
The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

BlueCat Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BlueCat Networks, the
BlueCat Networks logo, Meridius, the Meridius logo, Adonis, the Adonis
logo, Proteus, and the Proteus logo, are trademarks of BlueCat Networks,
Inc. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.


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