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NetXen Inks Distribution Agreement with NetWorld Systems(TM)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SYDNEY, May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetXen, Inc., a leading provider of breakthrough 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) technology, today announced a distribution partnership with NetWorld Systems, a business unit of Distribution Central(TM) Pty Limited, to provide product and support services for NetXen's 10GbE Intelligent NIC(TM) product line in Australia and New Zealand.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SYDNEY, May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — NetXen, Inc., a leading provider of breakthrough 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) technology, today announced a distribution partnership with NetWorld Systems, a business unit of Distribution Central(TM) Pty Limited, to provide product and support services for NetXen's 10GbE Intelligent NIC(TM) product line in Australia and New Zealand.

"NetXen is a technology leader in the 10GbE market and their products are a perfect fit with our business," said Nick Verykios, marketing director at NetWorld Systems. "This deal gives us the opportunity to combine our extensive IT services with best-of-breed technology to deliver affordable, high- performance 10GbE solutions to our networking, systems integrators and service provider customer base. Additionally, NetXen Intelligent NIC products complement our distribution deal with switch provider Force10 Networks, so we can now provide complete bundled 10GbE solutions to our customers."

"We're excited to expand our global presence and gain traction in the Australia and New Zealand markets," said David Stanton, director of worldwide channel sales at NetXen. "NetWorld Systems is an ideal distribution partner for us since they have expertise in network-focused businesses and know the region very well. Server consolidation and virtualization strategies are driving interest in 10GbE as a core connectivity technology for the datacenter. Businesses — especially large enterprises — are requiring that their networks be highly scalable, reliable and flexible to ensure continuous availability of their business-critical applications."

About NetWorld Systems

NetWorld Systems has been established in response to a clear market need for a specialized, technical service-oriented distributor of contemporary network infrastructure products. The company distributes only the latest and most technologically advanced LAN, WAN, Wireless, converged mobility, LAN/WAN optimization and network enhancement products from technology leading vendors. NetWorld Systems recognizes that the IT channel needs a partner focused solely on deploying wireless and wired network infrastructure technologies at the forefront of the IT adoption cycle. Its business is built upon an intimate and superior understanding of these technologies, the vendors that operate in this market and the diverse needs of customers ranging from very small businesses to large enterprises and government departments. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with a large branch office in Melbourne and other offices in Brisbane and Auckland, NetWorld Systems is a network-focused business unit of Distribution Central Pty Limited, which includes Firewall Systems — Australia's leading IT security distributor. To learn more, visit http://www.networld.com.au.

About NetXen, Inc.

NetXen, Inc. is a privately held company that manufactures intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking chips that advance enterprise datacenter performance and agility. Founded in February 2002 by chip design veteran Govind Kizhepat, the company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with an office in Pune, India. NetXen's protocol- and OS-agnostic Intelligent NICs are designed for volume 10 Gigabit deployments and are targeted at server, storage, security and networking systems. Additional information about the company and its patented chip architecture is available at http://www.netxen.com.

NetXen, the NetXen logo and Intelligent NIC are trademarks of NetXen, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Contacts: Cheryl Patstone NetXen, Inc. Phone: +1 408-327-1347 E-mail: cheryl@netxen.com Nick Verykios NetWorld Systems Phone: +61 2 8986 5005 E-mail: nverykios@distributioncentral.com

SOURCE NetXen, Inc.

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