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Enterasys Networks Introduces Next-Generation Secure Wireless Solution

  • 02 May, 2005 10:41

<p>Enterasys Networks® (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company™, has introduced its next-generation secure wireless solution that delivers the unique capabilities of Secure Networks™—including granular policy control to protect data from unauthorised access and ensure business continuity—over a high-performance wireless infrastructure. This solution builds on Enterasys’ innovations in wireless networking and offers enterprises the industry’s most comprehensive integrated wired and wireless infrastructure with the highest levels of security and control.</p>
<p>Enterasys’ secure wireless solution provides unmatched customer choice, flexibility and investment protection by integrating wireless into the wired infrastructure, without compromising security or performance. The RoamAbout® wireless switch system consists of access points, wireless switches, mobility system software and switch manager software. These new products seamlessly integrate with Enterasys’ existing access points and wired networking infrastructure.</p>
<p>“In order for enterprises to realise the full business benefits of wireless technology, the wireless network must deliver the same level of reliability and security as wired networks. It’s that ability to deliver the full capabilities of Secure Networks that distinguishes our next-generation secure wireless solution from anything available in the market today,” said John Roese, chief technology officer of Enterasys Networks. “Enterasys sees wireless as just another medium to deliver the capabilities of Secure Networks, not as a separate network. Combining the performance and security of our wired networks with our wireless switches, access points and management software delivers the business continuity, compliance and network control capabilities that enterprises demand.</p>
<p>“Enterasys has a long history of innovation in wireless networking,” Roese continued. “We shipped our first wireless product in 1993, were the first vendor to deliver power over Ethernet for wireless access points and the first with an upgradeable radio technology access point. We have hundreds of thousands of wireless access points deployed in enterprises worldwide. Now, with our secure wireless solution we are building on that foundation and delivering unmatched security to the entire wireless infrastructure.”</p>
<p>Acceptable Use Policy enables network managers to instantly deploy granular policies down to the individual device and user level, based on the user’s role in the organisation.</p>
<p>Dynamic Intrusion Response is the industry’s first solution that actively responds in real time to incoming threats to the enterprise network.</p>
<p>Enterasys’ Trusted End-System solution prevents vulnerable or infected machines from accessing the network.</p>
<p>Enterasys’ secure wireless solution will ship in June 2005.</p>
<p>The Enterasys Secure Networks Advantage
Enterasys’ industry-leading Secure Networks technology and solutions provide the highest level of infrastructure security available today. Secure Networks delivers the most granular level of security, providing visibility and control down to the network device, individual user and application level. This enables enterprises to quickly and easily detect, assess, locate and protect against attacks. This unmatched security comes from the integrated policy-based management software architecture that works with the embedded security capabilities Enterasys designs into its entire product line. This unique approach offers significant operational and business benefits, unmatched by vendor offerings that add hardware or software to multiple network access points in an attempt to increase security. In fact, Secure Networks technology can even make networks with competitors’ equipment more secure.</p>
<p>About Enterasys Networks
Enterasys Networks is the Secure Networks Company, providing enterprise customers with innovative network infrastructure products, services and solutions that deliver the security, productivity and adaptability benefits required by Global 2000 organisations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the company’s products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com.</p>
<p>This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events, activities and financial performance, such as management's expectations regarding future revenue and cash flow; strategic relationships and market opportunities; product development; and other business strategies and objectives. These statements may be identified with such words as "we expect," "we believe," "we anticipate," or similar indications of future expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and actual future financial performance, events and activities may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update such statements publicly to reflect changes in the expectations, assumptions, events or circumstances on which such statements may be based or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ materially.</p>
<p>Some risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: worldwide and regional economic uncertainty and recent political and social turmoil may continue to negatively affect our business and revenue; we have a history of losses in recent years and may not operate profitably in the future; our quarterly operating results may fluctuate, which could cause us to fail to meet quarterly operating targets and result in a decline in our stock price; we earn a substantial portion of our revenue for each quarter in the last month of each quarter, which reduces our ability to accurately forecast our quarterly results and increases the risk that we will be unable to achieve previously forecasted results; we continue to introduce new products, and if our customers delay product purchases or choose alternative solutions, or if sales of new products are not sufficient to offset declines in sales of older products, our revenue could decline, we may incur excess and obsolete inventory charges, and our financial condition could be harmed; we may be unable to upgrade our indirect distribution channels or otherwise enhance our selling capabilities, which may hinder our ability to grow our customer base and increase our revenue; we have experienced significant changes in senior management and our current management team has been together for only a limited time, which could limit our ability to achieve our objectives and effectively operate our business; there is intense competition in the market for enterprise network equipment, which could prevent us from increasing our revenue and achieving profitability; a portion of the enterprises we sell to rely in whole or in part on public funding and often face significant budgetary pressure, and if these customers must delay, reduce or forego purchasing from us, our revenues could be harmed; we depend upon a limited number of contract manufacturers for substantially all of our manufacturing requirements, and the loss of any of our primary contract manufacturers would impair our ability to meet the demands of our customers; and those additional risks and uncertainties discussed in our most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2005.</p>
<p>Submitted by Einsteinz Communications on behalf or Enterasys Networks. For further editorial information please contact Corrie McLeod at corrie@einsteinz.com.au</p>

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