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<p>SYDNEY, Nov. 4, 2008 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leading provider of converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers, today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification, recognizing Extreme Networks dedication to a systematic and quantifiable approach to quality standards for its business processes related to design and delivery of hardware and software solutions to global telecom service providers and enterprises.</p>
<p>The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a global federation of national standards bodies. ISO 9001:2000 certification represents strict adherence to the highest standards and practices through documented procedures that cover all key business processes, monitoring systems to ensure business process effectiveness, thorough record-keeping, and quality monitoring systems facilitating continual improvement in the organization.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks ISO certification marks satisfactory completion to a year-long project preparing the organization for the independent ISO audit by TÜV SÜD America.</p>
<p>“Extreme Networks has demonstrated itself as an organization where the application of ISO 9001, throughout its headquarters and design centers, is focused on both improving business effectiveness and increasing efficiency,” said Hermann Ries, Lead Auditor from TÜV SÜD America. “From the CEO and president and on down to more junior personnel, there is a pervasive energy to deliver on the intent of the ISO requirements in their processes to make the business more capable at meeting increasing customer demands for excellence. This summarizes why TÜV America has recommended Extreme Networks for certification to the ISO 9001:2000 standard on their initial certification audit.”</p>
<p>"The completion of ISO certification is a key milestone that matches our organization-wide commitment to quality standards and excellence that will resonate well with our many global partners and customers,” said Mark Canepa, president and CEO of Extreme Networks. “We are very pleased to have achieved our goal of ISO 9001:200 compliance and look forward to continually improving our business processes in the years ahead.”</p>
<p>About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company’s network solutions feature high performance and high availability switching that deliver insight and control enabling customers to solve their real-world business communications challenges. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com</p>
<p>Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation the performance, power efficiency, and functionality of Extreme Networks products are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design, actual product performance, and use of the products in different environments and configurations. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov).
Extreme Networks, BlackDiamond, Summit and ExtremeXOS are registered trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>
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