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Accelerated Technology's Nucleus L2TP Connects Users to Private Networks Via the Internet

MOBILE, Ala., July 12, 2005 - Accelerated Technology{reg}, a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), today announced availability of the Nucleus{reg} Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) software. The royalty-free software allows networking developers to establish a secure, virtual private network (VPN) connection over the Internet for use in building data-sensitive VPN applications.

The Nucleus L2TP software, combined with the Nucleus NET networking stack and the Nucleus IPsec security package, provides embedded developers with a complete VPN solution. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are supplied for creating VPN capable devices, which enable mobile or telecommuting users to connect to and access data from a corporate or private network using a public network such as the Internet. Using the Nucleus software solution, embedded developers can build a device to establish an L2TP tunnel from the host to the L2TP private network server. This allows developers to then establish a session and access the private network resources that become available to the host over the L2TP tunnel.

"L2TP, the replacement for the point-to-point tunneling protocol (PPTP), is a much improved, more secure VPN solution and is a natural progression for network access vendors and equipment manufacturers. The Nucleus L2TP software solution is fully integrated and tested with the rest of our extensive Nucleus networking family and meets the increasing secure connectivity needs of our customers," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Embedded Systems Division, Mentor Graphics.

The Nucleus L2TP software is highly configurable allowing customization for different needs. L2TP network server (LNS) and L2TP access concentrator (LAC) are supported in this single software package. The Nucleus L2TP software is fully conformant with RFC 2661, ensuring interoperability with other implementations. To help achieve a high level of conformance and interoperability, the Nucleus L2TP software has been tested against Ixia's Automate Network Validation Library (ANVL), as well as against Red Hat Linux, Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server.

Pricing and Availability

The Nucleus embedded software is sold in source code format and without royalty fees. Licenses for the Nucleus L2TP software begin at U.S. $4,995. The L2TP MIB is part of the Nucleus L2TP package and allows remote monitoring and configuring of L2TP tunnels and sessions. For more information, please contact Accelerated Technology at 800-468-6853.

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of over $700 million and employs approximately 3,850 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division, is located in Mobile, Alabama with sales offices and distributors worldwide. By providing embedded systems developers with a focus on service, well-documented source code and industry-leading non-royalty-based Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) software including modeling software, prototyping tools, kernels, middleware and development tools, AT's suite of products shorten time-to-market and provide a complete solution for engineers. For more information, please email us at embedded_info@mentor.com.

Mentor Graphics, Accelerated Technology and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Tanveer
Mentor Graphics/Accelerated Technology
251.208.3400 ext 3415
jennifer_tanveer@mentor.com

Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com