Connectivity Briefs: Janteknology, Nortel

Connectivity Briefs: Janteknology, Nortel

Janteknology bundles Exinda

Software distributor Janteknology has signed a deal with network software company Exinda to distribute a family of networking and security applications. "The products don't have to be sold together," said Janteknology general manager Glenn Miller. "But when used together, they optimise the bandwidth of IP networks and bolster the performance and capacity of important applications." The products in question are Exinda vision, Exinda firewall, Exinda optimizer and Exinda VPN. The firewall and VPN products are somewhat self-explanatory; vision is a monitoring and acceleration tool, able to track network traffic and monitor hardware usage; and optimizer is an application that manages network bandwidth and enhances network service by optimising the policies of users and other applications. Janteknology is offering a discount of 35 per cent for the entire suite.

Nortel lowers Q3 forecast again

Nortel Networks has further lowered its revenue expectations for the third quarter, saying it expects to take in approximately 15 per cent less this quarter than it did in this year's second quarter, in which it posted revenues of $US2.77 billion. Q3 revenue in 2001 was $6.73 billion, but the networking and telecommunications companies that make up Nortel's major customers are not spending this year, especially US service providers and wireless network providers in Asia. Nortel initially predicted flat Q3 revenue growth when it released its Q2 results in July, but revised those estimates down 10 per cent in August.

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