October 14, 2008

Critical Links’ edgeBOX(TM) Available on Intel(R) Business Exchange

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Links, a global provider of unified voice, data and IT solutions for small and medium business (SMBs), today announced that its flagship edgeBOX(TM) multi-service business gateway (MSBG) is now available on the Intel Business Exchange (Intel(R) BX), an online technology marketplace. Through Intel BX, customers are able to research, evaluate and purchase the edgeBOX implemented on an Intel platform, while being assured that the solution has been certified by Intel.

"The Intel BX brings together best-of-breed solutions built on Intel technology to create a convenient and vetted one-stop shopping experience for SMB customers," said Abdul Kasim, vice president, Global Marketing and Business Development, Critical Links. "The Intel BX provides prospective SMB customers with a powerful capability -- to make an educated purchasing decision and realize the consolidated data, voice and IT services delivered by the edgeBOX over an Intel platform."

Intel BX is designed for SMBs, to help them discover innovative solutions featuring Intel technology and leading software applications. Those accessing the site can research products and services, request quotes, get free trials and connect with solution providers to speed the identification, selection and implementation of the technology they need to run their growing businesses. Resources include product descriptions, interactive demonstrations, whitepapers, case studies and user-submitted product ratings and reviews. All solutions are implemented by approved solution providers.

The edgeBOX provides a full-fledged IP telephony system, tightly integrated with email, web, print server, contact database, calendars, security, file sharing, and more. The voice and data services integration improves employee productivity, simplifies installation, maintenance and upgrades, and dramatically reduces equipment, communications, and maintenance costs for SMBs. edgeBOX can scale from 10 users to up to 300 users and is fully managed remotely through a simple browser.

For more information, please visit: http://bx.intel.com/solutions/communications/edgebox-solution-by-critical- links (due to the length of this URL, please copy and paste it into your browser)

About Critical Links

Critical Links is a global provider of converged voice, data and IT solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that dramatically simplify and cost-reduce by consolidating over a single scalable and fault-tolerant platform.

Critical Links' flagship product, the edgeBOX(TM), is an award-winning multi-function gateway appliance that includes VoIP/IP-PBX, VPNs, security, NAC, QoS and a WiFi access point as well as a fax server, web server, e-mail server, print server and data storage. It is available on a range of hardware platforms that support up to 300 users, with different form factors and a host of broadband interfaces such as BRI/PRI(T1/E1), FX0/FXS, Ethernet, etc. Critical Links typically serves SMBs through a global network of VARs, System Integrators, OEMs and Service Providers. For more information: http://www.critical-links.com/PR or [email protected]

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Critical Links

CONTACT: Tammy Daugherty of LVA Communications, for Critical Links,+1-860-739-5598, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.critical-links.com/PR