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Critical Links’ edgeBOX Named One Of CRN Test Center’s Picks For The Latest In Appliances

CRN says edgeBOX™ provides features not normally available to the small and medium business (SMB).

FAIRFIELD, NJ, December 3, 2008 - Critical Links , a global provider of unified voice, data and IT solutions for SMBs, announced today that its edgeBOX™ has been named one of CRN Test Center’s “Picks For The Latest in Appliances” for 2008. This honor recognizes the edgeBOX as one of the more noteworthy appliances to be reviewed by the CRN Test Center lab this year.

Critical Links’ edgeBOX™ was selected by the CRN Test Center for offering “advanced enterprise-ready features that are normally not available to the SMB.” CRN has recognized the edgeBOX for its open source platform and ability to provide services including router, IP-PBX, QoS, file and print server, Wi-Fi, LDAP, Active Directory, RADIUS, firewall, network access control, Web filtering, Web server, VPN and FTP.

“Our edgeBOX solution continues to be recognized for its ability to marry so many business-critical applications in one easy to deploy, simple to use device,” said Abdul Kasim, vice president, Global Marketing and Business Development, Critical Links. “Many appliances make their way to the CRN Test Center and we are pleased to be recognized as one of the publication’s top picks this year.”

Critical Links’ edgeBOX™ is a multi-service business gateway appliance, providing a full fledged VOIP/ IP-PBX and a host of data and IT services in a single device, while dramatically reducing complexity and deployment costs. The edgeBOX™ replaces up to 8 specialized solutions with a single integrated device, providing SMB customers with a complete networking infrastructure that is simple to install and configure, easy to maintain and upgrade and can be managed remotely. With pricing starting under $2500 per unit, edgeBOX is available to SMBs through Critical Links global network of VARs, system integrators, OEMs and service providers.

More information on CRN’s Top Picks can be found at

About Critical Links

Critical Links is a global provider of converged voice, data and IT solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that dramatically simplify and cost-reduce by consolidating over a single scalable and fault-tolerant platform.

Critical Links’ flagship product, the edgeBOX™, is an award-winning multi-function gateway appliance that includes VoIP/IP-PBX, VPNs, security, NAC, QoS and a WiFi access point as well as a fax server, web server, e-mail server, print server and data storage. It is available on a range of hardware platforms that support up to 300 users, with different form factors and a host of broadband interfaces such as BRI/PRI(T1/E1), FX0/FXS, Ethernet, etc. Critical Links typically serves SMBs through a global network of VARs, System Integrators, OEMs and Service Providers. For more information: or

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