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Enterasys Networks Has “Best Currently-Shipping Switch Solution” According to New Network Security Report by Leading Industry Research Firm

  • 15 July, 2005 12:10

<p>Enterasys Networks® (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company™, today announced that a new report by Forrester Research on network quarantine says Enterasys has the “best currently-shipping switch solution” for ensuring network safety.</p>
<p>In the report, “Choosing the Right Network Quarantine Solution (June 2005),” Forrester estimates that the adoption of network quarantine—“the dynamic restriction of client systems’ access to networks based on their compliance with policy”—will grow significantly in the second half of this year. “Done right,” the report says, “network quarantine lays the foundation for enterprises to build an end-to-end, virtualized security framework.”</p>
<p>The report goes on to say “network quarantine solutions don’t just control access, they control compliance. By auditing and assessing endpoints, network quarantine helps CIOs understand user compliance with both corporate and regulatory policies.”</p>
<p>Forrester recently ranked Enterasys as “the best security-oriented switch company.” In the new report, Forrester says that when it comes to port-based switching security, “Enterasys was the first to provide a shipping solution and remains on top.” According to Forrester, “Enterasys' real strength lies in its Policy Manager and Automated Security Manager, which handle the backend setup for network quarantine. This gives Enterasys the most mature solution in terms of easily deploying and integrating the necessary switch feature-functions.”</p>
<p>John Roese, chief technology officer of Enterasys Networks, says the Forrester Report affirms that Enterasys’ unique, policy-based approach to network security delivers the performance and protection enterprises need. “The volume and complexity of network threats is increasing at an incredible pace. Enterasys is committed to delivering innovative products and solutions that provide the business continuity and regulatory compliance benefits that businesses need to deal with relentless network threats. We’re pleased to be recognized once again by Forrester for our leadership in network security technology.”</p>
<p>The Enterasys Secure Networks Advantage</p>
<p>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 an 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</p>
<p>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 organizations. 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</p>
Submitted on behalf of Enterasys by Einsteinz Communications. For more information</p>
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<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-Q for the quarter ended April 2, 2005.
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