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Bull to push into US security software market, Lucent to push ecommerce at telcos -- both use Netscape software

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Netscape has signed agreements with Bull and Lucent, the first to provide tougher security software and the second to bring ecommerce solutions to telcos and major corporates. The Bull deal licenses Netscape to resell the its firewall technology, NetWall. In return, the French company's software subsidiary, BullSoft, will license unnamed Netscape server and security software. Bull, already well established in the European network security market, will use to push into the US sector of the business. Netscape will gain access to Bull's security technology, allowing it to expand its own offerings with support for x509 digital certificatrs and smart cards. Meanwhile, the Lucent tie-up gives the telecoms specialist the right to resell Netscape's CommerceXpert ecommerce applications and its Applications Server all under the banner Lucent Ecommerce Solutions. Lucent's offering will include consultancy, and its own security and call centre management software. ®

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