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Suited for healthcare and government industry sectors, OmniAccess 8550 Web Services Gateway allows controlled, organization-wide access to sensitive information, internally and externally across multiple applications. Product supports and secures automated business processes, and ensures compliance with access, privacy, and governance regulations. It enables interoperability among business-critical internal information systems and external partner networks.

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Video and Photo: Alcatel-Lucent Sets New Standard for Enterprise Network Security and Compliance With Next-Generation OmniAccess 8550 Web Services Gateway

This new product strengthens Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise security solutions strategy

Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 8550 Web Services Gateway (WSG) - security network appliance

PARIS, Dec. 10 /--Industry first! Allows controlled, organization-wide access to sensitive information -- internally and externally across multiple applications
-- Industry first! Allows implementation of stateful (vs transactional), runtime access policies
-- Supports and secures automated business processes
-- Ensures compliance with access, privacy and governance regulations
-- Protects sensitive corporate data from misuse
-- Ensures data is always available when and where needed
-- Enables interoperability among business-critical internal information systems and external partner networks
-- Reduces significantly the expense associated with customized system integration
-- Ideal for healthcare and government industry sectors

Alcatel-Lucent Security Strategy
-- Solutions help enterprises manage user access to corporate data, applications and communication
-- OmniAccess 8550 WSG latest offering in rapidly expanding, innovative portfolio

"With the OmniAccess 8550 WSG, Alcatel-Lucent is taking a highly-integrated approach to helping IT departments mitigate risks while managing costs," said Chris Christiansen, program vice president for industry analyst firm IDC's Security Products and Services group. "The market opportunity to provide security solutions that enable companies to meet compliance concerns represents a significant vision for Alcatel-Lucent in serving the enterprise."

"I have searched for a solution to secure our on-line processes and B2B operations, but have not seen any product comparable to Alcatel-Lucent's OmniAccess 8550 WSG in its ability to ensure information privacy and guarantee traceability of user activity," stated Gary Horn, director of Enterprise Architecture and Network Security, Advocate Health Care, Oakbrook, IL. "This is a problem seen by many health care providers in the U.S. I recognize the tremendous potential to streamline and secure our network operations. A product like the OmniAccess 8550 web services gateway gives us the ability to trace user activity and ensure information privacy, which are business critical in today's market," Horn added.

"Alcatel-Lucent is positioned for growth as an enterprise security solutions provider with the OmniAccess 8550 Web Services Gateway being the third innovative security solution being introduced this year," said Michel Emelianoff, vice president of Enterprise Security Solutions at Alcatel-Lucent. "The market is at an inflection point, the product addresses real enterprise pain points, and the offering is unique in its ability to integrate context based application and information security inside and outside the network."

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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