KANATA, Ontario, Nov 9, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CrossKeys Systems Corporation(Nasdaq:CKEY)(TSE:CKY.) announced today the sale of a license for CrossKeysDyband(TM) software to IFX Corporation (Nasdaq: FUTR), based in Miami, Florida.The agreement, worth approximately US $350,000 in the first year, is the largestsingle deal for CrossKeys Dyband software to date. With CrossKeys Dybandsoftware, IFX will be able to manage its extensive Latin American networkservices in real-time, reduce congestion and grow its network efficiently.IFX has one of the most extensive pan-regional platforms for providing InternetProtocol network connectivity and a broad range of value-added services tobusinesses in Latin America. IFX will deploy CrossKeys Dyband software to managea total bandwidth of 1.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps)."We will be using CrossKeys Dyband for real-time bandwidth management throughoutour network," said Daniel Salama, Chief Technology Officer, IFX. "We wanted aneffective means to address congestion without having to purchase new pipes intothe network backbone. After our review of competing products, we believeCrossKeys offers the solution that can best scale to the size of our network."The IFX product offering to the corporate marketplace includes: region-widewholesale and private label Internet access, dedicated fixed wireline andwireless Internet access, unlimited dial-up roaming access to IFX Network'sPoints of Presence through the region, web-design, web-hosting and collocation,dial-up local area network (LAN) services as well as VPN services, e-commercesolutions and full technical support. The IFX network currently covers 15countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador,Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela, and theUnited States."CrossKeys Dyband software is the cost-effective solution for managing last-mileaccess for ISPs on either end of the size spectrum," says Steve Getz,Vice-President Broadband Access Management, CrossKeys. "IFX is an excitingcompany with plans for aggressive growth. This sale demonstrates we can managethe larger ISPs and that they can depend on our ability to scale our solution tomatch their growth."CrossKeys Dyband software is a unique broadband access management product thataddresses the key "last mile" issue facing cable, digital subscriber line (DSL),satellite and wireless service providers -- how to deliver consistent, reliable,high-speed service to home users, home offices and businesses and maintainservice profitability.With CrossKeys Dyband software, ISPs can dynamically manage bandwidth, supportmore subscribers on existing broadband connections, offer unlimited tiers ofservice and gain real-time and historical visibility into service performance.These capabilities allow ISPs to improve the profit potential of their corebusiness by increasing service revenues, reducing operations costs anddelivering consistent high-speed service that meets customer expectations.About IFX CorpIFX (www.ifxcorp.com) (NASDAQ: FUTR) is a Miami-based network company that hascreated one of the most extensive pan-regional platforms for providing Internetprotocol network connectivity and a broad range of value-added services tobusinesses in Latin America. Offerings include region-wide wholesale and privatelabel Internet access, dedicated fixed wireline and wireless Internet access,unlimited dial-up roaming access to IFX Network's Points of Presence throughoutthe region, web-design, web-hosting and collocation, dial-up local area network(LAN) services as well as VPN services, e-commerce solutions and full technicalsupport. The IFX network currently covers 15 countries.IFX is a shareholder in Tutopia.com, which pioneered free Internet access on aregional basis starting in January 2000 and operates in 10 countries. IFX alsohas holdings in other Latin American Internet businesses, Yupi Internet Inc.("Yupi") (www.yupi.com) and ePagos.com, Inc. ("ePagos") (www.ePagos.com).
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