SOURCE: Colubris Networks

June 28, 2005 11:02 ET

Colubris Networks Selected by AlwaysOn as Top 100 Private Company Award Winner

WLAN Systems Provider Lauded for Vision and Implementation of Unified Wired and Wireless Networks Strategy

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2005 -- Colubris Networks, a leading provider of intelligent, multiservice wireless LAN (WLAN) systems, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn (AO) as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners in North America. Colubris was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on a set of five criteria -- innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

The AO 100 was selected from over 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO 100 consists of private companies at all stages of development, from early to late stage.

"The AO 100 companies are shaping today's web-driven, connected environment," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor, AlwaysOn. "We were inundated with nominations from leading companies, many of which I hope will appear on our list next year. My congratulations to each AO 100 winner -- these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year."

Recently, Colubris unveiled a strategy to unify wireless and wired network infrastructures and a new family of InMotion MultiService Controllers. Developed for enterprises and service provider networks, Colubris' Unified Services Network (USN) architecture enables the delivery of multiple services over a single wireless/wired infrastructure, offering greater security, scalability, performance, quality of service (QoS) and cost effectiveness.

"Being selected an AlwaysOn Top 100 Company further underscores Colubris' strategy in driving the next generation of WLAN technology and services," said Barry Fougere, president and CEO, Colubris Networks. "We are honored to be recognized by the industry for enabling the cost-effective, scalable and secure delivery of business applications -- like voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) -- that are creating tremendous opportunities for our enterprise and service provider customers."

The AO 100 will be honored at the AO2005: Innovation Summit at a VIP reception at 5.00pm on July 19, 2005 at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California.

About Colubris Networks

Colubris Networks is the leading global provider of intelligent multiservice wireless LAN systems for service providers and enterprises. The company's award-winning products deliver seamless, secure access to broadband services and applications while unifying existing network infrastructures, security and management systems. Colubris Networks' equipment is deployed by more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. For more information, visit the company at www.colubris.com, or info@colubris.com.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network, establishing it as a leader in the Open Media revolution. Borrowing from the underground traditions of blogging and social networking, AlwaysOn (http://www.alwayson-network.com/) was launched in 2003. Today, AO's annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print "blogozine" and online services encourage direct collaboration between global thought leaders and technology insiders. No other media brand has dared allow such openness amongst its readers and participants. AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.

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