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Extreme Networks and security leader McAfee, Inc form strategic alliance to promote secure and reliable networking

  • 21 July, 2009 10:16

<p>SYDNEY; July 21, 2009 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that that it has formed a Strategic Alliance with security leader McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) addressing secure networking for enterprise organisations.</p>
<p>Working together, Extreme Networks® and McAfee can provide world-class, secure, unified networks to mutual customers delivered through the companies’ comprehensive portfolios of high performance Ethernet networking and security (threat management) solutions. The security portfolio from McAfee addresses host security, network intrusion detection and prevention, firewall, and data leakage security requirements to protect the Enterprise LAN.</p>
<p>“McAfee’s experience, insight and proven ability to deliver scalable and pervasive security and threat solutions to IT organisations ensures that our mutual customers will be able to address their enterprise business productivity and stability challenges as part of our relationship,” said Paul Hooper, vice president and general manager for the Volume Products Group at Extreme Networks. “We are delighted to have McAfee join our extensibility ecosystem.”</p>
<p>The Extreme Networks/McAfee strategic alliance will include joint marketing of secure network solutions, and interoperability testing to support secure network solutions. Joint customers will benefit from McAfee’s cloud-based Global Threat Intelligence supported by McAfee’s leading security research experts. Customers also benefit from being able to manage their security applications through McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software, a centralised management console to help secure organisations from a vast and ever-growing threat landscape.</p>
<p>“McAfee is joining forces with Extreme Networks to extend reliable and secure networking to our mutual global customers, allowing them the best possible choices in securing their applications and communications with simplified, high performance solutions,” said Dan Ryan, executive vice president, Network Security Business Unit, McAfee, Inc. “Customers can be more confident in their IT and business endeavors through intelligent integration of their network and security infrastructures.”</p>
<p>McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security company, providing a comprehensive network security portfolio with solutions that address the entire spectrum of vulnerability, including threat detection, anti-virus and perimeter protection.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks delivers simplified, high performance Ethernet network infrastructure addressing data convergence with its ExtremeXOS®-based BlackDiamond®, Summit® high performance Ethernet switches. Extreme networks’ portfolio of solutions, including switches, enterprise network management and services outfit the edge of the LAN, to the core of the network, to data centres and cloud computing infrastructures with gigabit and 10 gigabit scalability, intelligent energy efficiency and highly reliable protocol for integrated data and communications.</p>
<p>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:</p>
<p>This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding joint offerings and interperability. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including, but not limited to: fluctuations in demand for the Company’s products and services; a highly competitive business environment for network switching equipment; its effectiveness in controlling expenses, the possibility that the Company might experience delays in the development of new technology and products; customer response to its new technology and products; the timing of any recovery in the global economy; risks related to pending or future litigation, and a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of the Company’s products. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. More information about potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, under the captions: “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and “Risk Factors.”</p>
Extreme Networks, Summit, ExtremeXOS and Blackdiamond are registered trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.</p>
<p>Simon Barnard
Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand
Phone: +61-3-8610 6584
Mobile: +61-408 340 633
<p>David Frost
PR Deadlines Pty Ltd
Phone: +61-2-4341 50221 or +61 (0) 408 408 210

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