Nortel to Showcase Innovative Security Portfolio at RSA Conference Europe 2006


LONDON, October 17--- Nortel to Introduce New Capabilities to Address Security Concerns for VoIP

Nortel(x) (NYSE: NT , TSX: NT) will be exhibiting its broad security
portfolio as well as hosting two live demonstrations at this year's RSA
Conference Europe October 23 to October 25 at The Acropolis in Nice, France,
stand 19.

The demonstrations will focus on showcasing the security features of
the Nortel Secure Router and Application Switch, both adding increased
performance and security to converged enterprise networks.

RSA Conference Europe 2006 offers free sessions, keynotes and
tutorials to provide Europe's premier forum on the latest trends behind the
ever-changing nature of information security threats.

At the show, Nortel executives will be discussing how the Company is
working with leading security partners to address the ongoing issues
enterprises and small medium businesses face around securing VoIP.

"Resilient end-to-end converged, secure IP Telephony and multimedia
networks are critical to ensure reliability and integrity of business-
critical multimedia communications," said Shirley O'Sullivan, security
leader, Nortel, EMEA. "As communication services migrate to Internet-based
converged platforms, it is imperative to apply a layered defence
architecture across the IT infrastructure to ensure there are no single
points of security failure."

Nortel spokespeople will also be available at RSA to talk about the
following topics and how they relate to the Company's overall strategy -
'Security through Network Intelligence'.

o Secure Router Portfolio availability in EMEA - Nortel introduces its
Secure Router Portfolio to Europe.
o Application Intelligent Networking - An overview of how data centre
evolution has driven requirements for application availability,
performance and security, and what Nortel is doing to give control of
the data centre back to the IT Manager.
o Using speech as another layer of security - Overview of how voice
authentication takes security to a whole new level - how it offers
the best combination of accuracy, convenience and cost effectiveness
to identify callers over other security techniques.
o Innovative Communications Alliance - Nortel's recent alliance with
Microsoft - how the two companies will be working together to deliver
secure software based Unified Communications.

About Nortel

Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications
capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global
commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Our
next-generation technologies, for both service providers and enterprises,
span access and core networks, support multimedia and business-critical
applications, and help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and
performance by simplifying networks and connecting people with information.
Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information,
visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit
nortel.com/news.

Source: Nortel

For further information:
Giorgia Casnedi
+44-1628-43-3117
casnedi@nortel.com

Sophie Biscaras
+33-169-55-5884
sophbis@nortel.com

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