Effnet AB to be main firewall supplier to Figuration AB in expansion of broadband networks in Sweden

Effnet AB to be main firewall supplier to Figuration AB in expansion of broadband networks in Sweden The agreement also includes cooperation to define and evaluate new technical solutions and products for the new broadband market. "Figuration has world-class expertise and lengthy experience in this area, and our selection as their main supplier is the highest accolade," says Roger Undhagen, President of Effnet AB. Figuration's founders and employees are people who have designed, built, implemented and maintained THE NEW GENERATION OF BROADBAND NETWORKS. The company recently started with cutting-edge expertise in voice, data- and telecommunications, and in network technologies. Figuration will WORK AS ARCHITECTS OF THE NEW BROADBAND NETWORKS BEING BUILT IN SWEDEN. Figuration AB's customers include Framfab and Bredbandsbolaget. "When the number of users on large networks approaches or exceeds 10,000, other existing solutions on the market run into major scalability and reliability problems. In addition to meeting our tough requirements, Effnet's products are part of a flexible and sensitive organization that is quick on its feet, so that it can adapt rapidly to new customer needs and market demands. The fact that Effnet is a Swedish supplier is of particularly interest because Sweden is currently the hottest spot in the new network society," explains" Gullik Webjörn, Chief Technical Officer at Figuration AB. For additional information, please contact: President Effnet AB, Roger Undhagen, 0708-99 86 00, email: roger@effnet.com, or CTO Figuration AB, Gullik Webjörn, 0709 -41 21 54, email: gullik.webjorn@figuration.se . Effnet's mission is to develop, market, sell and distribute network products and network technologies for solving Internet communications bottlenecks, and to thereby create maximum customer benefit. Effnet commercializes its technology in three ways: products under its own trademark, through OEM agreements and by licensing the technology to other players in the network industry. In 1999, Effnet grew from being a pure development company into a commercial player in the network market. The company is now in a phase in which the focus is on marketing and sales. Effnet's long-term goal is to become one of the world's leading players in solving current and future Internet communications bottlenecks. Effnet currently has four locations: Stockholm, Luleå, Boston and Mountain View, California. Effnet Group AB is listed on Stockholm Stock Exchange, New Market. The company has 52 employees. Learn more about Effnet AB at www.effnet.com. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/02/11/20000211BIT00790/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/02/11/20000211BIT00790/bit0002.pdf