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Nortel Joins Carnegie Mellon's CyLab

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University today announced that communication giant Nortel has joined Carnegie Mellon CyLab as a strategic partner.

Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Nortel will collaborate on advanced research and development of innovative security technologies critical to the next generation of communication, according to Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering and co-founder of Carnegie Mellon CyLab.

The partnership combines Carnegie Mellon's security expertise with Nortel's unified communications and VoIP (voice over internet protocol) leadership to identify new security capabilities that can be used for Nortel's carrier and enterprise products, services and solutions.

CyLab research partners like Nortel receive a variety of benefits, including access to key research, participation in CyLab working groups and innovative executive education programs and visibility on the CyLab Web site and at sponsored events. Nortel is also exploring the potential for an onsite research lab as part of the CyLab partnership and on-campus research assignments for Nortel security experts.

"Security is the very essence of communications today and is becoming increasingly complex to maintain in this new era of hyperconnectivity, where the number of devices and applications connected to the network is greater than the number of people using the network," said Deborah Stokes, external research director of Nortel's CTO. "Nortel's advanced research projects with leading universities like Carnegie Mellon CyLab help to identify new security innovations and strategies essential for the next generation of communications so that users can enjoy the benefits of hyperconnectivity while, at the same time, keeping their communications secure."

Nortel Networks Ltd. (NYSE/Toronto: NT)