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Nortel's Pat Patterson and Lehman Brothers' Jeffrey Kessler Interviewed By

RYE BROOK, N.Y. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - March 10, 2005 - Exclusive interviews with Mr. Pat Patterson, Global Enterprise Security Solutions Marketing for Nortel Networks (NYSE: NT) and Mr. Jeffrey T. Kessler, Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers (NYSE:LEH) are available at .

In describing Nortel's approach to security issues, Mr. Patterson, said, "Nortel understands that only a holistic approach to network security can be truly successful. It's not just about securing a box, a system or an application, it's about securing the entire network, end-to-end. Security must be considered up front and designed into the network from the very beginning. A layered security strategy protects the enterprise network at all points of potential attack."

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In discussing security industry investment trends, Mr. Kessler said, "We believe that asset and personal identification technologies will become major investment themes over the next five years. It is critical to understand that for years, biometric, video, background screening and materials screening companies attempted to sell either directly, or through dealers into the commercial market -- mostly without much success. Simply put, there was enough conflict already between the security directors and IT personnel at corporations to make the process contentious turf wars.....September 11 changed all that in ways that many investors underestimated."

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Deborah Gilbert, President of said, "Also available on our leading security industry portal is an interview with Ms. Deana P. Herbert, Executive Vice President, Thomas & Herbert Consulting LLC. Ms. Herbert has consulted for the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of the Army."

Ms. Herbert, said, "Thomas & Herbert Consulting LLC was founded in 1996, and is a leading provider of information technology and management consulting services for Federal, State, and Local Government organizations. Our core services include enterprise architecture, systems development and integration, e-Gov solutions, managed services, business transformation, and program management support."

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Ms. Gilbert added, "A free security industry research report is also available on at ."

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