September 5, 2001

Compaq unveils new ProLiant servers for small and mid-sized businesses

Author: JT Smith

Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ)
today further extended its solutions for small-to-medium
business (SMB) customers, with the announcement of a new
Multifunction Small Enterprise solution based on the
industry-leading Compaq ProLiant server platform. The new
ProLiant server offering is an affordable, turnkey network and
security solution that integrates the robust technology and
capabilities of high-end ProLiant servers with Linux-based
software and services from Mitel Networks, to provide small and
medium businesses enterprise-class flexibility, scalability and
support for a variety of applications.

The Multifunction Small Enterprise solution was developed to
meet the needs of cost-conscious small businesses that are
looking for reliable, simplified and secure solutions for
running their day-to-day business operations. The new solution
is a fully configured hardware and software package that
includes applications such as email, file/print sharing,
Internet access, firewall, Web hosting and network-delivered
services.

"Compaq has listened to our SMB customers and has brought to
market a truly integrated solution developed specifically to
provide the right performance, features, and price point for
their growing businesses," said Brad Anderson, vice president
Mainstream Servers, Compaq Industry Standard Server Group.
"Compaq does not compromise - our SMB customers can expect to
find the latest, server-proven Intel Pentium processor in every
ProLiant server. We aggressively bring innovation and value to
the small- and medium-sized business customer based on market
leading industry-standard ProLiant server platforms."

The fully configured Multifunction Small Enterprise solution
delivers simplicity without sacrificing scalability to meet
networking and security needs. It integrates the best-of-breed
Compaq ProLiant ML300 series of servers with the full featured,
upgradeable and customizable Mitel Networks' SME Server V5 with
ServiceLink, based on Linux.

"We're excited to be working with Compaq to help introduce
Mitel's new SME Server V5 with ServiceLink," said Kim Morrison,
GM, Network Server Solutions Group, Mitel Networks. "The
combination of Compaq's industry-leading ProLiant server
platform with our award-winning software and services delivers
an unbeatable solution to small to medium-sized businesses and
remote branch offices."

Compaq is leveraging its deep heritage with the channel
distribution model to deliver this SMB solution. As part of a
key initiative targeted for small businesses, PC Connection will
initially distribute the solution for 120 days as a proven,
tested, supported and ready-to-run solution.

"While other vendors offer Celeron-based technology, or closed
boxes that limit expandability and flexibility, Compaq provides
advanced, cutting-edge Intel Pentium III technology and the
versatility to support growing business needs," said Bob
Gregerson, President of PC Connection Sales Corporation. "We
are pleased to be working with Compaq in launching this new
Multifunction Small Enterprise solution on ProLiant servers.
SMB customers can rely on PC Connection to provide the guidance
and support to satisfy their IT needs so that they can focus on
their business."

The solution will be available to order through PC Connection on
September 4, 2001. Pricing for the new solution will start at
$1199. For more details please visit
http://www.compaq.com/products/servers/linux.

Company Background
Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation ("Compaq") is a
leading global provider of enterprise technology and solutions.
Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets hardware,
software, solutions and services, including industry-leading
enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical
solutions, communication products, and desktop and portable
personal computers that are sold in more than 200 countries.
Information on Compaq and its products and services is
available at www.compaq.com.

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