NCS Delivers Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processor-Based OEM Server Appliance Platform to BlueCat Networks for the Proteus Enterprise IPAM Appliance

Proteus Enterprise IPAM Appliance(TM) Streamlines Operations, Cuts Costs, and

Boosts Network Responsiveness

Mar 30, 2006, 00:00 ET from NCS Technologies, Inc.

    MANASSAS, Va., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- NCS Technologies, a leading
 provider of servers, internet appliances, notebooks, desktops and industrial
 computers today announced that it has expanded its OEM Agreement with BlueCat
 Networks. Under the terms of this Agreement, NCS will provide OEM
 manufacturing services for BlueCat's Proteus 5000, a new Dual-Core AMD
 Opteron(TM) processor-based OEM server appliance.  NCS already manufactures
 BlueCat's award-winning line of Secure DNS and DHCP appliances, the Adonis
 1000, Adonis 500 and Adonis 250.
     "With the addition of Proteus 5000, we continue to strengthen our OEM
 relationship with NCS," said David Berg, Director of Product Management at
 BlueCat Networks. "NCS was able to understand the performance requirements of
 the Proteus 5000 quickly and was able to provide production ready appliances
 in a very short period of time."
     BlueCat's Proteus 5000 Enterprise IPAM Appliance(TM) enables organizations
 to easily create and manage a centralized set of corporate and external
 regulatory policies governing all DHCP and DNS services across the enterprise.
 Purpose-built on BlueCat's firewall-grade Linux operating system, the Proteus
 5000 has a built-in firewall for advanced protection against denial-of-service
 attacks, buffer overflow attacks, illicit command attacks, port scanning and
 other zero-day exploits.
     "We are extremely honored to be selected by BlueCat as the appliance
 manufacturing partner for the Proteus 5000 platform," said Pranay Prakash,
 Executive Director, OEM Servers & Appliances for NCS. "Bluecat's confidence in
 us reinforces our leadership position in the server appliance market. We are
 successful mainly because our business model is extremely simple and easy for
 ISVs to adopt. We have the right team and the suitable infrastructure to
 respond quickly and effectively to OEM requirements."
     Based on the NCSAPP 260-AD (,
 the Proteus 5000 2U appliance platform features two powerful Dual-Core AMD
 Opteron 200 series processors. With two enterprise class SCSI RAID drives,
 four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and redundant power, the Proteus 5000
 delivers the performance, scalability and reliability required to support
 millions of IP addresses and thousands of domains.
     "NCS has a long-standing relationship with AMD, and we salute their role
 in manufacturing outstanding server appliances based on AMD64 technology with
 Direct Connect Architecture," said Pat Patla, Director, Server and Workstation
 Marketing, AMD (NYSE:   AMD). "NCS' OEM customers can now take advantage of the
 industry-leading performance and performance-per-watt benefits of Dual-Core
 AMD Opteron processors."
     About NCS
     NCS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Windows(R), Linux(TM) and
 BSD compatible servers, internet appliances, notebooks, desktops and
 industrial computers. The company's rock-solid products are manufactured in
 its ISO 9001:2000 registered state-of-the-art facility and are available in a
 range of built-to-order configurations. Please visit: for
 general information and to learn more about NCS'
 Appliance Partner Program. NCS can also be reached at (703) 621-1538.
     About BlueCat Networks
     Founded in 2001, BlueCat Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of simple,
 secure and affordable network appliances. BlueCat Networks' DNS, DHCP and IPAM
 solutions secure and simplify mission-critical IP infrastructures to improve
 reliability and accessibility while providing the lowest TCO.
     The BlueCat Networks product portfolio is comprised of the Adonis(TM)
 family of DNS/DHCP security appliances; the Proteus Enterprise IPAM
 and the Meridius(TM) family of Secure Email Gateway Appliances. The Adonis
 family of appliances are end-to-end, fast, intelligent, cross-platform, secure
 DNS and DHCP solutions that combine ease-of-use and low maintenance with
 scalability. Proteus is a next-generation, web-based, IP Address Management
 solution designed to manage name services, dynamic IP assignment and IP
 inventory for enterprise, government, and carrier-class customers. The
 Meridius family of Secure Email Gateway appliances offers unbeatable, real-
 time spam and virus detection, empowering organizations to improve network
 security and reduce IT costs.
     BlueCat Networks is a profitable network appliance company that supports
 the needs of government, military, and Fortune 500 organizations worldwide.
 For additional information, visit
     BlueCat Networks, the BlueCat Networks logo, Proteus, the Proteus logo,
 Adonis, the Adonis logo, Meridius, and the Meridius logo are trademarks of
 BlueCat Networks, Inc. All other company and/or product names are trademarks
 and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.

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