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Telecom Professional Olle Westerberg to Lead Company into New Markets

Stockholm, Sweden, October 15, 2001 – Ingate Systems, the world’s first provider of firewalls that allow enterprise usage of standardized SIP-based presence, instant messaging, conferencing and IP telephony globally over the Internet, has appointed Olle Westerberg to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Westerberg will be responsible for leading Ingate as the company continues to develop new products providing network security solutions, prepares to enter the North American market, and grows its presence in the Scandinavian market.

Ingate, a joint venture between Swedish-based Intertex Data AB and Cendio Systems AB that was spun off this past June, is focused on developing and marketing SIP-capable firewalls and firewall accessories that will enable small to midsized enterprises to utilize the latest in IP-based communications. To the entrepreneurial Ingate, Mr. Westerberg brings more than twenty years of international technology and telecom experience from positions held at companies including Ericsson, DSC Communications Corporation and Alcatel.

“Throughout his career, Olle has demonstrated a strong grasp of the international telecommunications market, and of what it takes to succeed within that market,” said Karl Erik Ståhl, Chairman of Ingate Systems AB and President of Intertex Data. “His experience is just what Ingate needs to successfully market our SIP-capable security solutions to a variety of enterprise organizations throughout the globe.”

“As a supporter of the industry’s adoption of the SIP protocol, I am excited to become a member of the Ingate team,” said newly appointed CEO Olle Westerberg. “I was immediately attracted to both the company’s technological heritage as well as to Ingate’s innovative solutions for businesses that attempt to utilize SIP-based communications and find that the transmissions are blocked by existing network firewalls. It’s great to work with a company with a truly original technology that fills a real market need, especially since we can provide our technology to customers quickly, simply and cost-effectively.”

About Ingate Systems

Ingate Systems develops and markets the world’s first SIP-capable enterprise firewalls. SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is the new IETF signaling protocol for global, interoperable presence, messaging, Voice over IP and audio/video conferencing. Driven by the industry’s leading providers, including Microsoft®, AOL and WorldCom, the SIP standard is becoming for realtime person-to-person communications what http is for the Web. Ingate produces a range of easy to use, cost effective SIP-enabled firewalls and firewall accessories that enable enterprises to enjoy the benefits of SIP-based global communications from a secure private LAN.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Ingate has additional offices in Linköping, Sweden and Hollis, New Hampshire. Ingate is a joint venture between Intertex Data AB and Cendio Systems AB. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com


Mara Klein, Ingate Systems AB, 011.46.733.583.105, mara.klein@ingate.com

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