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Alcatel-Lucent Expands Availability of its Enterprise Mobile Security Solution to Novatel Wireless' MiFi(TM) Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

PARIS, Oct 07, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it has extended the reach of its mobile enterprise security solution for laptop computers as it is now available on the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL). The MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot is a mobile broadband device that creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between multiple users and Wi-Fi devices.

Porting the award-winning OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian (NLG) solution to Novatel Wireless MiFi 2352 and 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, extends the market reach of the solution by providing a USB interface and worldwide carrier availability, while decreasing the cost of entry for customers seeking a worldwide, always-on mobile security solution. The combined offer makes the Alcatel-Lucent NLG the first enterprise application available on the MiFi device.

"As the number of remote and mobile workers increases, organizations need to ensure they can securely track, manage and control laptops and the data they contain," said Michel Emelianoff, head of Alcatel-Lucent enterprise security. "With the joint solution, organizations can economically extend their reach and control over mobile laptops, and protect assets and business critical information. Alcatel-Lucent continues to develop innovative solutions and creative ways to deploy them."

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 NLG technology acts as a type of remote ignition key for laptops, leveraging 3G networks, GPS (global positioning satellite) and an automatic VPN (virtual private network) to provide always-on remote management, protection, tracking and "remote kill" functionality even when the laptop is turned off or offline. By working with encryption and patch management vendors, NLG delivers 24/7 protection of corporate assets and information, and can instantly install security patches to remote laptops to combat threats.

This new enhancement builds on features from the updated NLG release 2.0, which include High Availability Gateway distribution, user-guided location-based services application (GeoLocator) and enhanced language support (addition of double-byte characters) to make it easier for the IT department to manage their mobile assets while increasing user productivity.

More information about Alcatel-Lucent security solutions for enterprises is available by clicking HERE (http://enterprise.alcatel-lucent.com/?solution=Security&page=Homepage).

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

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