Critical Links Showcases edgeBOX Office-in-a-Box Network Appliance

Critical Links, an international networking technology company, will be launching the award-winning edgeBOX 4.3 solution at Sviaz/Expocomm Moscow, (Booth 22E12 at Krasnaya Presnya Fairgrounds Moscow, Russia, May 14 – 18).

“SMBs and enterprise branch offices are deploying ever more complex networks,” points out Peter Tyndale, VP for Business Development at Critical Links. “They need security and the capability to run advanced applications, just like larger installations. edgeBOX is an innovative and cost-effective “Office in a Box” networking device providing complete converged voice and data network services which can easily be remotely managed by a service provider or at the corporate data centre.”

The development of mobile communications, next generation services and IP telephony have all been major drivers of the increased growth in telecommunications and Internet services in Russia. There is now a market opportunity for Telcos and IT service providers to deliver value-added managed network services to their SME customers.

There is a market opportunity for Telcos and IT service providers to deliver value-added managed network services to their SMB customers.

“edgeBOX allows Critical Links’ partners to deploy a wide range of value-added services today, while retaining the capability to deliver tomorrow’s applications and services using the very same platform,” said Mr. Tyndale, “the edgeBOX is distributed through channel partners (VARs, Systems Integrators, Service providers and OEMs) worldwide in the UK, Spain, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand among others.”

A multi-function business gateway that consolidates data, voice and IT services for small and medium sized businesses, edgeBOX effectively replaces an average of 4 to 6 devices, dramatically simplifying deployment and management of networking services, with significantly lower total cost of ownership and without the need for specialist in-house IT knowledge. edgeBOX is available in a wide range of scalable hardware platforms, including dedicated network appliances and standard branded servers, and has the best feature to price ratio in the market, making it the ideal choice for cost savvy SMBs.

About Critical Links
Critical Links is an international networking software company and provider of edgeBOX, a converged multi-function device or business gateway targeted at SMEs and Enterprise Branch Offices. edgeBOX is available in a wide range of scalable hardware platforms, including standard servers, and has the best feature to price ratio in the market, making it the ideal choice for cost savvy SMEs. edgeBOX typically replaces 4-7 single-function devices required to deliver an equivalent set of services, fully remotely managed, with significantly lower TCO. Telecom Service Providers and Managed Services Providers offer edgeBOX as a service to their SME customers.

Critical Links is a wholly owned subsidiary of Critical Software SA, established in 1998, with over 200 employees and a presence in the UK, USA, and Portugal. The company is CMMI Level 3 compliant and has a reputation for producing mission and business critical networking and telecoms solutions for the telecoms, public sector, industry, aerospace and defence markets, with customers such as Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Infineon Technologies, NASA, EADS and ESA.