Effnet exclusive sponsor of the network processor summit at networld+interop 2000 atlanta

EFFNET EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR OF THE NETWORK PROCESSOR SUMMIT AT NETWORLD+INTEROP 2000 ATLANTA IP Packet-Processing Expert Promotes Revolutionary Networking Developments MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - September 18, 2000 - Effnet, a leading provider of efficient networking technology, announced their exclusive sponsorship of the Network Processor Summit at Networld+Interop 2000 Atlanta. As the sponsor of the Network Processor Summit, Effnet offers the opportunity to learn more about the company's network processor-enhancing technology as well as other key developments in this market. The Network Processor Summit will introduce the first production switches and routers using programmable network processing technology, transforming the future of routing and switching design and use. "Effnet shares the Network Processor Summit's excitement for embedded networking advances," said Joseph Bassi, Vice President, Business Development & Sales. "We are encouraged by recent developments and hope to fuel further enthusiasm by sharing our highly efficient forwarding and filtering algorithms - the EffnetEdge - with network processor manufacturers. We are building solid relationships with manufacturers and the industry, assuring high performance for both IP routing and firewalling, keeping them fully-equipped to meet specific future requirements such as IPv6." Effnet is also exhibiting at Networld+Interop in the Embedded Network Technology Zone (ENT Zone) at booth# 4261. The ENT Zone highlights advanced developments in networking technology such as embedded solutions, processors and software tools. The ENT Zone offers design developers an opportunity to preview the latest hardware and software. About Effnet Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Effnet Inc. provides software tools to enhance speed, reliability and security in network architectures. The EffnetEdge toolkit, the company's technology product line, is a suite of modular components for network processors and communication chips. By using highly efficient algorithms and data structures, Effnet breaks conventional performance barriers for routing table lookups and filtering operations, enabling low cost, high performance networking and telecommunications components and solutions. The EffnetEdge toolkit can be easily integrated into any communication device, system, or application that demands high performance IP routing and firewall, dramatically reducing time-to-market for its customers. The company's technology has been field tested and proven via a line of router and firewall products in Europe. These award-winning products have received high praise from the networking community. In mid-1999, Effnet's technology demonstrated superior firewall performance during testing at KeyLabs , the leading independent lab specializing in hardware and software testing in a networked environment. Effnet Inc. is owned by Effnet Group AB, a Swedish company established in 1997 to commercialize research performed at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. Today, Effnet Inc. is a rapidly growing company headquartered in Mountain View, with a pool of more than 30 engineers that it shares with Effnet Group AB. Effnet Group AB is a public company, listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange's New Market, symbol EFFN. For more information about Effnet, visit the website at www.effnet.com. Contact: Joseph Bassi, Vice President, Business Development and Sale Jamil Moledina/Theresia Qwist Effnet PR@vantage Phone: 1-650-390-8700 x14 Phone: 1-415-908-0444 joseph.bassi@effnet.com jamil.moledina@pr-vantage.com/ theresia.qwist@pr-vantage.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/18/20000918BIT01230/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/18/20000918BIT01230/bit0002.pdf