Nokia Introduces New Security Appliance Delivering Enterprise-class Security to Corporate Satellite Offices


Nokia (NYSE:NOK) announced today the newest member of their network security appliance family, the Nokia IP110 platform for corporate satellite offices. Complementing their existing market-leading family of security platforms, the Nokia IP110 platform is specially designed for the corporate satellite business that requires a full VPN/firewall solution. This simplifies the security policy implementation process and typical hardware/software integration complexities.

The IP110 appliance offers robust, full featured Check Point (NASDAQ: CHKP) VPN-1/FireWall-1 protection, tightly integrated on the trusted Nokia IP Network Security platform. The IP110, is pre-configured and tested for rapid deployment and supports a comprehensive suite of IP routing protocols and remote management capabilities. It comes equipped with three standard 10/100 Ethernet ports, is desktop or wall mountable, and 100% supported by Nokia’s world class “First Call-Final Resolution” technical support.

“Until now, corporations have focused their security efforts on their data centers and larger corporate locations. They have struggled, however, to extend their security policy to satellite locations thereby risking potential security breaches,” said Dan MacDonald, vice president & general manager, Nokia Internet Communications. “The Nokia IP110 provides corporate customers the ability to extend security policies out to their remote corporate office delivering the same level of security that large corporate offices deploy, while ensuring rapid deployment and maintaining the simplicity and compactness that a corporate satellite office requires.”

The Nokia IP110 is a clear winner for remote corporate offices, Nokia’s value added resellers (VAR’s) and managed service provider (MSP) channel partners alike. It is an attractive, affordable, compact offering, delivering an enterprise-class security solution to protect and extend networks supporting corporate satellite locations (typically 10-50 users), allowing IT managers and network administrators to focus on the security policy rather than the complexities of getting their system up and running.

"We are pleased to expand our partnership with Nokia with the release of VPN-1/FireWall-1 on the new Nokia IP110 appliance platform," said Asheem Chandna, vice president of business development and product management for Check Point Software Technologies. "Nokia can now enable Check Point Internet security solutions that reach from the corporate data center to the corporate satellite.”

Nokia IP Network Security Solutions combine market-leading security software and world class IP routing delivering high-performance network security solutions. Whether in need of an entry level security appliance ideal for securing the corporate satellite office, or a solution designed for the medium and large business needs for high availability applications, Nokia offers a full range of network security appliances to meet your toughest security challenges.

- Ideal for small to medium sized branch offices/companies
- Full featured security/router appliance with WAN connectivity
-Low-cost, simple-to-deploy one rack unit security appliance, ideal for installations that require conserved space in the equipment room

- Ideal for the unique requirements of services providers and medium sized enterprises
- High interface density
- Combines an industry-standard platform with a high-speed IP routing and packet-forwarding operating system that ensures superior performance

- Ideal for MSP’s and large enterprise networks
- Built for high availability applications
- Highest interface density in its class

By the end of 2000, IDC expects the firewall appliance and software-based firewall markets to total $1.4 billion, up 44% from 1999. Firewall appliances’ share will rise to be 40% of the market, with sales of $567 million.

The Nokia IP110 platform is now available to order through the Nokia channel in North America and Europe, and will be available in Asia-Pacific first half of 2001.

About Nokia Internet Communications
Nokia Internet Communications, headquartered in Mountain View, California, provides world-class Network Security, Virtual Private Network and Wireless Software solution that assure the security and reliability of corporate enterprise and managed service provider networks. Nokia is committed to managing the end user experience by enabling personal trusted transactions within the Mobile Information Society. For more information, please visit and click on IP Networking.

About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is one of the most broadly held companies in the world with listings on six major exchanges.

Further information:

Nokia Internet Communications Americas
Laurie Armstrong
Tel. + 1 650 625 2424

Ketchum Silicon Valley for Nokia
Nicole Barnhart
Tel. + 1 650 596 2295

Nokia Internet Communications Europe
Claire Backhurst
Tel. +44 7788 145460
Maarit Oikarinen
Tel. +358 40 5217844