[Announce] IEA Software, Inc. Announcement.

Shawn Workman ( support@iea-software.com )
Wed, 02 Feb 2000 14:20:07 -0800

RadiusX for Cobalt Network Appliances Released

IEA Software to Provide High-availability, High-performance RADIUS
Authentication, Authorization and Accounting for Cobalt Networks' Server


Direct Access to Turnkey Authentication Solution for Cobalt RaQ and
Cobalt Qube
Server Appliances!

Spokane, WA - February 2, 2000 IEA Software, Inc. the leader in
solutions for Internet Service Provider's (ISPs), today announced the
availability of RadiusX software for dial-up authentication,
authorization and
accounting for ISP's running on Cobalt Networks' (NASDAQ: COBT) server
appliances. RadiusX software offers a high-availability,
easy-to-use, easy-to-install and deploy solution for the Linux platform.

Cobalt's server appliance technology enables Linux customers to easily
affordably set up commercial ISP's, as well as private and public

"IEA Software brings key infrastructure applications to the burgeoning
professional Internet market," said Mark Orr, vice president business
development and co-founder, Cobalt Networks, Inc. "Their RadiusX
products give
customers flexible, open and scalable solutions that are necessary to
success in
the market today."

A Turnkey Solution

IEA has joined the many solution providers that deliver products and
that enhance the functionality and value of the Cobalt family of server
appliances. The combination of IEA Software's RadiusX and Cobalt's RaQ
and Qube
server appliances provide customers a turnkey RADIUS solution with
performance, that is highly available, scalable, and reliable.

"The IEA Software and Cobalt solution gives customers significant value
power at considerable savings over other Unix and NT solutions," said
Albrecht, President, IEA Software, Inc. "This new addition clearly
our continued determination to provide the most comprehensive
server solutions on the market."

About RadiusX

RadiusX is the premier authentication, authorization and accounting
server, as
well as being the first commercially supported RADIUS server for the

RadiusX serves a vital function within ISP's and other distributed
networks by
providing centralized management of subscriber authentication and
information. RadiusX is available as a standalone product or as an
component of IEA Software's world class Emerald
(http://www.iea-software.com/products/emerald) billing and customer care

package. With thousands of copies in use and millions of users supported
the globe, our RADIUS servers are proven solutions.

Price and Availability

IEA Software's RadiusX software is available in Standard and
versions and can be evaluated from the Download Center at
http://www.iea-software.com/download or by calling 831-459-9430.

About IEA Software

IEA Software is the world's leading provider of billing, customer care,
and user
authentication solutions for Internet Service Providers (ISP) as well as
and private networks. With thousands of installations worldwide, its
RadiusX and Emerald products are the market leaders in their segment and
millions of users. RadiusNT was the first implementation of the Radius
Protocol on the NT platform. Founded in 1997, the company is
headquartered in
Spokane, Washington, with a marketing and sales office in Santa Cruz,