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Critical Links, HCL Team

FAIRFIELD, N.J. -- Critical Links, a global provider of converged ICT solutions, today announced immediate availability of HCL net edgeBOX through its partnership with HCL Infosystems Ltd., India's leading information enabling and ICT System Integration Company. The two companies are bringing a unique multi-function gateway to the Indian market that enables SMBs (Small and Medium Businesses) and corporate branch offices to reduce Total Cost of Ownership by consolidating data, voice and IT services in a single device. The net edgeBOX is now available in India through HCL's 200 channel partners across the country.

Through the partnership, HCL is leveraging Critical Links' net edgeBOX appliance to dramatically simplify the deployment and management of communications and IT systems of SMBs. By replacing up to 8 devices, HCL net edgeBOX delivers unprecedented savings in costs, space and management time for SMBs in terms of deploying, managing and maintaining their networking and connectivity. This translates into new sources of recurring revenue for HCL partners, allowing companies such as large telecoms and ISPs to deliver

value-added managed services to their broadband customers.

Regarding the launch of the HCL net edgeBOX, Mr. Rajendra Kumar, Executive Vice- President, HCL Infosystems said, "HCL is pleased to bring a revolutionary product in HCL net edgeBOX to its customers in India through our partnership with Critical Links. The net edgeBOX is a welcome addition to HCL's end-to-end product portfolio catering to the small and large enterprises. As a multifunction device combining voice, data and IT services, the HCL net edgeBOX is an ideal solution for SMB's and branch offices, which helps them minimize their Total Cost of Ownership."

Critical Links

HCL Infosystems Ltd.