The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2005-07-15T15:57:00Z Enterasys Networks Has Best Currently-Shipping Switch Solution According to New Network Security Report by Leading Industry Research Firm 2005-07-15T15:57:00Z enterasys-networks-has-best-currently-shipping-switch-solution-according-to-new-network-security-report-by-leading-industry-research-firm 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. In the report, Choosing the Right Network Quarantine Solution (June 2005), Forrester estimates that the adoption of network quarantinethe dynamic restriction of client systems access to networks based on their compliance with policywill 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. The report goes on to say network quarantine solutions dont just control access, they control compliance. By auditing and assessing endpoints, network quarantine helps CIOs understand user compliance with both corporate and regulatory policies. 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. 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. Were pleased to be recognized once again by Forrester for our leadership in network security technology. 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 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. 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. 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. - End - Enterasys Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Foundry Networks and Extreme Networks 2005-06-21T20:11:00Z enterasys-networks-files-patent-infringement-lawsuit-against-foundry-networks-and-extreme-networks Enterasys Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company, announced that it filed a patent infringement complaint today against Extreme Networks, Inc. and Foundry Networks, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The complaint alleges that both Extreme and Foundry have been and are infringing six Enterasys patents by making and selling networking products that utilize patented Enterasys technology. The patents at issue in the case relate to virtual local area networking, multiprotocol routing, and several other networking technologies. Enterasys Networks has made significant investments in research and development, delivering a continuous flow of industry innovations and today owns a wide array of networking and related patents spanning 20 years of development. Enterasys Networks currently holds more than 640 issued and pending patents worldwide, with more than a dozen new U.S. patent filings made within the last year. Enterasys filed this action as part of its ongoing licensing program, under which Enterasys vigorously protects its position as an industry pioneer in secure networking technology. Enterasys is being represented in the case by Robins, Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP, a nationally recognized intellectual property litigation firm. Enterasys has the leading secure data networking product and solution portfolio, and we continue to invest in innovative new technologies and solutions to expand our offerings, said Gerry Haines, executive vice president of strategic affairs. Our determination to protect our innovations, and to benefit from the significant value we have created in the form of our intellectual property, reflects our commitment to our customers, partners, and our shareholders. 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. 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. 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2005. Enterasys Networks and Q1 Labs Partner to Set New Standard for Network-Wide Security 2005-06-21T16:34:00Z enterasys-networks-and-q1-labs-partner-to-set-new-standard-for-network-wide-security Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company, and Q1 Labs, a leading network security management company, today announced a partnership that will set a new standard for enterprise network security. The companies will jointly develop comprehensive new network security applicationsbased on their highly compatible flow-based technologiesto identify, target and stop internal or external threats, regardless of location or mode of access. These solutions will provide enterprise customers with industry-leading network availability, performance, and compliance with strict data privacy regulations, without requiring wholesale infrastructure replacement. Enterasys and Q1 Labs respective strengths in signature-based and behavioral anomaly detection provide enterprises with a detailed view of the network, identify the origin of attacks, and deliver powerful solutions that isolate and eliminate threats before they disrupt business activities. The companies architecture-based solutions provide enterprise-wide protection, defending networks against damaging threats and replacing a patchwork of point products that cant deliver the broad and complete protection businesses require. Enterasys Secure Networks solutions are uniquely able to address any threat because we have embedded unmatched security capabilities directly into the network infrastructure, said John Roese, CTO of Enterasys Networks. Q1 Labs QRadar is a leader in network anomaly detection and threat surveillance technology. Our combined capabilities will enable customers to stay ahead of emerging threats and protect their information assets from unauthorized access or destruction. Jon Oltsik, senior analyst for information security with Enterprise Strategy Group, says threats to networks and the information they carry are increasingly sophisticated and damaging to business continuity. The combination of Enterasys Secure Networks solutions, with their signature-based threat detection capabilities, and Q1 Labs behavioral anomaly-based approach to network threats and illicit activity will provide enterprises with the high level of protection required to thwart the increasing number of internal and external threats to the network. Enterasys Dynamic Intrusion Response solution has raised the bar for intrusion detection and prevention. Leveraging the award-winning Dragon Intrusion Defense System, it is the industrys first solution that tightly integrates intrusion detection with broader network management capabilities. By doing so, it enables network-wide visibility and highly granular control for unmatched context in threat detection and response. This minimizes the resource-intensive false positives and excessive downtime characteristic of narrowly focused IDS/IPS platforms and blunt force remediation methods. Q1 Labs flagship product, QRadar integrates the functionality of network anomaly detection, application flow analysis, and event management into one architecture. It understands normal network and application usage, then flags and responds to emerging threats or illicit network activity. Enterasys will integrate QRadar into its products, including Dragon Intrusion Defense and Matrix switches and routers. Threats are coming from across the enterprise, and the marriage of security and networking is critical for an effective enterprise-wide defense. said Shaun McConnon, Q1 Labs CEO. Enterasys Networks has pioneered that vision with its leading-edge family of Secure Networks products. Since its inception, Q1 Labs has shared that vision with our QRadar network security management product. This combination obviates the need for many point security products, creating a new industry standard that gives customers one holistic view of their networks from one console. 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. About Q1 Labs Commanding a unique position at the nexus of security and the network, Q1 Labs provides organizations with real-time network security management for the enterprise. Q1 Labs innovative product, QRadar, integrates the functionality of network anomaly detection, application flow analysis, and event management. This delivers one unique and holistic view of enterprise security from one console, providing unmatched network security intelligence and real-time enforcement for the enterprise. Q1 Labs installed customer base ranges from government agencies and financial institutions to universities and healthcare. Recent Q1 Labs accolades include winning Network Computings Well-Connected award, named among the Red Herring 100 Private Companies and receiving the top grade in reviews by CRN, SC Magazine and Secure Enterprise. Led by a strong and seasoned security management team and based in Waltham, Mass., Q1 Labs has raised more than $29 million from Menlo Ventures, Polaris Venture Partners, Globespan Capital Partners, BDC Venture Capital and the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation. For more information, please visit http://www.q1labs.com or call (781) 250-5800. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. 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. 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2005. Enterasys Networks Extends SecureStack Family of Stackable, Secure Edge Switches 2005-05-06T14:19:00Z enterasys-networks-extends-securestack-family-of-stackable-secure-edge-switches Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company, today introduced the latest addition to its SecureStack family of secure, stackable edge switches. SecureStack delivers the network performance that enterprises require to ensure business continuity, and it provides policy-based security to protect vital information at the individual user and device level to combat security threats and comply with new regulations. The new SecureStack B2 is a Layer 2 edge switch featuring 20 gigabits of stacking capacity and an optional policy upgrade. Enterasys designed the SecureStack B2 as an entry-level switch to meet the immediate needs of enterprises while providing the option of adding the full business benefits of granular policy control to the edge of their network in the future. The optional policy upgrade delivers Enterasys Acceptable Use Policy and Dynamic Intrusion Response solutions at the edge of the network. This enables enterprises to contain and resolve network threats right at the port of entry. Network attacks are increasingly coming from inside the network infrastructurefrom laptops, PDAs and other devices that attach to the network said Cynthia Gallant, executive vice president of Enterasys Secure Networks Group. After entering, these attacks can rapidly spread across the network infrastructure, causing significant disruption of business activities. Policy-enabled security at the edge of the network is vital for the information assurance and business continuity that enterprises demand. Its no longer an option to ignore security at the network edge. The business risks are simply too great. Any enterprise can benefit from the feature-rich, cost-effective edge security SecureStack provides. The firmware upgrade for the SecureStack B2 enables users to leverage NetSight Policy Manager to flexibly install granular policy capabilities on every switch in order to meet their unique business needs. These enterprise-wide policies can be defined to meet the specific needs of functional groups within an enterprise. For example, the sales force could have a vastly different definition of acceptable use of network resources than the engineering group or the enterprises policy for visitors who access the network. This flexibility not only exists in the definition of policies, but also in the ability to push policies to SecureStack switches instantly. Indeed, with Enterasys solutions, a network administrator can push a policy with a single mouse click to thousands of SecureStack devices. This rapid response saves time during normal operations and can be critical to halting security outbreaks in the network. The SecureStack family of switches is an ideal fit for Enterasys two-tier distribution model. SecureStack is a great addition to the impressive Enterasys product family, said Don Helmstetter, CEO and president of CompuNET International of Minnesota, an Enterasys value-added reseller. Enterprises want choice in the products they place on their network. The newly expanded SecureStack family provides broad options for edge switching, and the ability to upgrade to NetSight Policy Manager makes the B2 unique in the marketplace. The SecureStack B2 switch consists of five models: 48-port 10/100 48-port 10/100 Power over Ethernet 24-port 10/100/1000 48-port 10/100/1000 48-port 10/100/1000 Power over Ethernet The SecureStack family also includes a new warranty that meets or exceeds anything available in the industry for stackable edge switches. The warranty includes all hardware, including fans and power supplies, and offers next-business day replacement if problems develop. The SecureStack B2 will be available from Enterasys and its resellers by the end of May 2005. 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. 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. 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. Enterasys Networks Introduces Next-Generation Secure Wireless Solution 2005-05-02T13:43:00Z enterasys-networks-introduces-next-generation-secure-wireless-solution Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company, has introduced its next-generation secure wireless solution that delivers the unique capabilities of Secure Networksincluding granular policy control to protect data from unauthorised access and ensure business continuityover a high-performance wireless infrastructure. This solution builds on Enterasys innovations in wireless networking and offers enterprises the industrys most comprehensive integrated wired and wireless infrastructure with the highest levels of security and control. 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. 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. Its 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. 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. Acceptable Use Policy enables network managers to instantly deploy granular policies down to the individual device and user level, based on the users role in the organisation. Dynamic Intrusion Response is the industrys first solution that actively responds in real time to incoming threats to the enterprise network. Enterasys Trusted End-System solution prevents vulnerable or infected machines from accessing the network. Enterasys secure wireless solution will ship in June 2005. 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. 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 companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. 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. 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. Enterasys Networks Introduces NetSight Console 2.0 2005-02-23T17:21:00Z enterasys-networks-introduces-netsight-console-2-0 Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company, today introduced NetSight Console 2.0, the management control console for the award-winning Secure Networks NetSight security software suite. Secure Networks is the only network security model that embeds security into the network infrastructure with a unified management and policy software platform to provide the highest levels of information assurance and business continuity with the least operational impact. NetSight Console 2.0 is the command and control center from which all NetSight management applications initiate. The distributed client/server architecture enables users to log in to the NetSight server from anywhere on the network to gain increased visibility to thousands of devices and respond quickly and effectively to security events. This approach to network management enhances business productivity, reduces the burden on IT managers and streamlines overall network operating costs. It is the only solution that enables enterprises to manage every device on the network and apply policy control over each application, by attached device, with a single action. Network managers can launch Console independently or in conjunction with other NetSight management applications, and automatically create topology views of the network. NetSights other unique tools include FlexViews, which can perform diagnostic queries in seconds so network administrators can troubleshoot problems more effectively across the entire infrastructure. No other platform available today provides this level of visibility, control and ease of use across networks with thousands of infrastructure devices. Customers have told us that Console and the NetSight suite are instrumental in lowering the day-to-day opex costs associated with running and securing their networks, said Cynthia Gallant, executive vice president, Secure Networks Group for Enterasys. Many enterprises have discovered that staffing levels can be a full order of magnitude less for Console-managed Enterasys Networks than they are for networks with our competitors products. Console is the central component of the NetSight applications, which include Policy Manager, Inventory Manager and Automated Security Manager. NetSight recently won the Top Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Security Technology from VARBusiness magazine, and in January 2005 earned the Product of the Year Gold Award for Network Security Devices and Tools from SearchNetworking.com. Network security is a hot topic today. While many vendors claim to deliver an integrated approach to security, in reality most only offer point products that are bolted onto the network and managed through different interfaces. This makes management more complex and exposes enterprises to much greater security risks, said Gallant. Only Enterasys, with our unique policy-based approach to integrated network security, provides the robust, powerful Secure Networks capabilities that protect enterprise networks from a wide range of internal and external threats to help enterprises maintain business continuity. NetSight Console 2.0 is just the latest enhancement to our policy-based solutions and common network management platform. When it comes to defending a network, role-based policy for each user and device is key. Customer Perspectives on NetSight Console 2.0 On an average day, the UNC network has 70,000 devices serving 32,000 users. Top network management and security are mission-critical services. We use NetSight Console with Automated Security Manager to place a compromised device in a remediation state, which drastically reduces the ability of a known virus or hack to spread on the network. This automated solution takes less than a minute to block intrusions. We extensively use Enterasys policy solutions to easily deploy or change edge blocks of traffic patterns. These policy tools get traffic blocking done quickly across the network. Having tried many other solutions, we know that if you are not using NetSight Console 2.0 then you are not managing the edge of your network.Mike Hawkins, associate director for data networking, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ITS-Telecommunications-Networking NetSight Console 2.0 is a leap forward for a platform I have come to depend on. We leverage Console for monitoring and management not only of our Enterasys network but other SNMP devices such as UPS systems, server RAID cards and other appliances. Console 2.0 brings a broad enterprise feature set to bear with the mature usability demanded by staff-limited environments, which is a perfect fit for our network.Mike Ruiz, network and enterprise systems engineer, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. NetSight Console delivers the flexibility and modularity we need. With the newest development of a database management system, the integration of plug-ins is easier and more flexible than ever before. The NetSight Console fits our network management requirements very well."Andy Hoegner, IT network administrator for German fashion designer and retailer s.Oliver 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. 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. 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 3, 2004. Siemens and Enterasys Networks Expand Worldwide Partnership 2004-11-30T16:57:00Z siemens-and-enterasys-networks-expand-worldwide-partnership Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company, today announced it has entered into an expanded partnership agreement with Siemens AG under which Siemens Communications will integrate Enterasys full line of Secure Networks products and solutions into its HiPath Enterprise Convergence Architecture for voice over IP (VoIP), and will distribute the technology worldwide. The expanded business relationship is expected to generate millions of dollars in additional annual revenue for Enterasys. The agreement takes the ongoing business relationship between the two companies to a significantly higher level. In addition to Siemens worldwide sales organization bringing the benefits of Secure Networks solutions to its global partners and customers, the companies also will collaborate on joint development of HiPath solutions, delivery of services, and certification of each others technology. Enterprises worldwide trust Siemens to deliver the industrys most comprehensive voice, VoIP and data-networking solutions to meet their critical business communications and operations needs, said Theo Bossman, president of the alliances and partners division of Siemens AG. Fully integrated network security is a vital component of Siemens complete second-generation VoIP solutions. Enterasys, with its unique focus on Secure Networks, has the products and solutions to meet the needs of our customers and partners, today and in the future. Were pleased to expand this mutually beneficial relationship to bring the full line of Enterasys solutions to enterprises around the world. Mark Aslett, president and chief operating officer of Enterasys, said the relationship will bring unrivaled data and voice capabilities to enterprise customers. The network is the backbone for business today and the convergence of voice and data over high-performance, highly secure networks is vital for success, said Aslett. This powerful partnership between Siemens, the acknowledged worldwide leader in voice and VoIP technology, and Enterasys, the Secure Networks Company, will bring unmatched performance and security to enterprise networks worldwide. Network connectivity and capacity are table stakes. Every enterprise that wants to remain viable in todays increasingly competitive and demanding marketplace must ensure the network that carries its vital voice and data communications is secure and protected from the threat of unauthorized access and attacks. Thats just what Siemens and Enterasys are delivering as we further integrate our Secure Networks technology with Siemens HiPath Enterprise Convergence Architecture. 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. About Siemens Communications Siemens Communications is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. Siemens is the only provider in the market that offers its customers a full-range portfolio, from devices for end users to complex network infrastructures for enterprises and carriers as well as related services. Siemens Communications is the worlds innovation leader in convergent technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within Siemens and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2003 (year-end September 30), its 60,000-strong workforce posted sales of about 17 billion euros. More information about Siemens Communications is available at www.siemens.com/communications. 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. 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 3, 2004. - End - Enterasys Networks Introduces the Matrix X-Series Next Generation of Secure Core Routers 2004-11-11T15:45:00Z enterasys-networks-introduces-the-matrix-x-series-next-generation-of-secure-core-routers Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks CompanyTM, today introduced the Matrix X-Series, a powerful family of core routers that combines high-performance networking with the highest level of core security available today to support the most demanding enterprise applications and business-critical communications. The Matrix X-Series--an integral part of Enterasys' complete edge-to-core Secure Networks product line--delivers unmatched enterprise security, risk mitigation and the next-generation continuity demanded by today's always-on networked enterprises, especially those supporting real-time applications such as voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video to the desktop, high-performance imaging, and grid computing for massive data-intensive environments. "Enterasys leads the industry in delivering infrastructure security solutions for the network edge and the data center. Now, once again, we are raising the bar as the first company to deliver Secure Networks solutions for the network core," said Mark Aslett, president and chief operating officer of Enterasys Networks. "The Matrix X-Series of secure core routers completes our Secure Networks product line and provides enterprises with the industry's first and most complete edge-to-core network security solution." Today, enterprises need to deploy next-generation high-performance business applications quickly, efficiently and--most importantly--securely. Network infrastructure must align with the key business drivers of all types of enterprises. These include responsive customer service, critical partner communications and increased employee productivity. As enterprises increasingly rely on their networks for critical communications, operations and customer-service activities, they become increasingly vulnerable to opportunistic worms, viruses, highly distributed denial-of-service attacks, fragmented attacks and internal threats to the network and to the business itself. "New technologies, such as VoIP, make enterprises even more dependent on their networks, because an attack not only disrupts data traffic but also can bring down the entire phone system, as well," said Aslett. "We built the Matrix X-Series to protect the core from unique, targeted attacks and ensure business continuity. It delivers all of the advantages of next-generation, high-performance applications and services while decreasing enterprise security vulnerabilities and proactively responding to threats and attacks." Why Secure the Core? The core is the focal point of every data packet and user on an enterprise network. It is highly vulnerable to new and emerging threats and is the target for sophisticated distributed denial-of-service attacks that seek to disrupt the engine of the network and compromise critical data. Attacks that can overwhelm the edge of a network will head for the core and cause untold damage. Therefore, the core must be an active participant in enterprise security. The Matrix X-Series is the latest Secure Networks innovation from Enterasys. At the edge of the network, the challenge is to control the attack. At the data center, enterprises need to protect their business-critical applications servers, data warehouses and information repositories. At the core--the heart of the infrastructure--the X-Series router uses the power of Secure Networks to mitigate attacks and ensure business continuity, under the same, single network management application and policy management model. Enterasys designed the Matrix X-Series to meet the demands of enterprises seeking to bring the full capabilities of Secure Networks technology to their entire network--from the edge to the core. The Matrix X-Series also is powerful enough to meet the unique needs of such demanding next-generation applications as grid computing. Grid computers that interconnect many high-performance CPUs to form a virtual supercomputer require multiple robust 10 Gigabit and 1 Gigabit connections. The Matrix X-Series provides the non-blocking performance and high-availability architecture needed to implement this model. Due to the scale and sensitivity of grid computing environments, it is critical that the solution provides the highest levels of information security. Enterasys Matrix X-Series delivers the performance throughput, traffic classification and core security features to implement this infrastructure. The Matrix X-Series has been beta tested at one of the world's largest grid computing projects by CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. CERN is the world's largest particle physics center and the birthplace of the World Wide Web. "CERN received the first two Matrix X-Series core routers in August and we immediately began testing the products within our CERN Openlab for DataGrid applications," said Wolfgang von Rueden, head of CERN's IT department. "I am pleased to report that the routers were just what we expected: a clean design with powerful performance perfectly suited for core networks and massive grid projects such as Openlab. We are now working with Enterasys to deploy the full Secure Networks capabilities of the X-Series in our grid environments to enable us to significantly improve the security of our network without compromising our high-performance needs." Matrix X-Series Capabilities The Matrix X-Series delivers industry-leading performance and port density: Two chassis--8-slot and 16-slot chassis with support for modular Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gigabet Ethernet I/O modules Supports more than 2.5 Terabits of switching capacity Supports up to 128 10-Gigabit Ethernet and 1536 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces in a single rack High availability designed for no single point of failure and Enterasys unique software recovery mechanisms Virtual output queuing architecture supports more than 8,000 queues in the system, providing an unequalled level of quality-of-service support--even when the network is hit with security threats and attacks Future I/O module and switch fabric upgrades deliver unrivaled investment protection "Over the past year, Enterasys has grown its portfolio of edge and distribution switches under the Secure Networks initiative," said Max Flisi, research analyst at IDC. "With the launch of the Matrix X-Series, the company is extending its security capabilities to the core of the network while addressing enterprise requirements for business continuity and performance." 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. About Enterasys Networks Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS) is a global provider of Secure NetworksTM for enterprise customers. Enterasys' innovative network infrastructure offerings deliver the security, productivity and adaptability benefits required by Global 2000 organizations, coupled with the industry's strongest service and support. For more information on Enterasys and its products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems (IDS), visit enterasys.com. 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 publicly update such statements 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. 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 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 our goals and our financial condition could be harmed previously forecasted results; we continue to introduce new products, and if our customers delay product purchases or choose alternative solutions, our revenue could decline, we may incur excess and obsolete inventory charges, and our financial condition could be harmed; there is intense competitition in the market for enterprise network equipment, which could prevent us from increasing our revenue and achieving profitability; our competitors may have greater resources than us, which could harm our comptetitive position and reduce our market share; we may be unable to effectively manage and increase the productivity of our indirect distribution channels, 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 harm our business and operations; 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 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2004. Four out of five network professionals prefer Enterasys Secure Networks to Cisco 2004-11-11T15:42:00Z four-out-of-five-network-professionals-prefer-enterasys-secure-networks-to-cisco 86 percent of Australian enterprises surveyed by Green Hat Marketing during 2004 about their network security infrastructure, have indicated they see benefits in Enterasys Secure Networks over and above their current Cisco, Nortel or 3Com network. With more than 330 network and security professionals surveyed by Green Hat on behalf of Enterasys Networks, a typical response came from the Chief Technology Officer of a major blue-chip organization who noted: It (Secure Networks) puts Enterasys back on the map, offering options beyond the Big C. The findings come as Enterasys announces the Matrix X-Series core routers that combine high-performance networking with the highest level of core security available today to meet the business needs of the most demanding enterprise applications. The Matrix X-Series completes the Enterasys Secure Networks product line which is now the industrys only complete edge-to-core network security solution. <see separate media release > Ernst & Young is the most recent Australian convert to Enterasys Secure Networks, announcing last month that it has signed a $2.5million deal to roll out an end-to-end Enterasys Secure Networks data network as part of an overall $5million IP telephony implementation. The Secure Networks technology will be deployed nationally throughout Ernst & Youngs offices. Enterasys Networks has run five well-attended seminars during the year with CTO John Roese talking about network security issues. More than 1,300 CIO and IT managers have registered, with attendees at the most recent seminars, held in Melbourne, Canberra and Perth, predominantly from Government Departments and Educational institutions. Previous seminars held in Sydney and Melbourne have included blue-chip companies and specialist consulting groups. The Enterasys Secure Networks Advantage Enterasys industry-leading Secure Networks technology and solutions provide the highest 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit enterasys.com. 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 publicly update such statements 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. 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 3, 2004. - End - Ernst & Young standardise on Enterasys Secure Networks As part of $5M IP telephony deal 2004-10-26T18:38:00Z ernst-amp-young-standardise-on-enterasys-secure-networks-as-part-of-5m-ip-telephony-deal Ernst and Young Australia have backed Enterasys Secure Networks technology, signing a $2.5million deal to roll out an end-to-end Enterasys data network as part of an overall $5million IP telephony implementation. After an extensive evaluation process the Enterasys Matrix C2 switches and Secure Networks technology were selected for deployment nationally through Ernst & Youngs offices. It is the first worldwide implementation of Enterasys Matrix C2 triple-speed stackable switches with Power over Ethernet (PoE). According to Stephen Arnold, CIO of Ernst & Young Australia, the tender was split into separate voice and data components to allow the company to identify the most effective, reliable and secure IP telephony solution available. The ability to deliver business productivity improvements and IT system efficiencies were considered mandatory. We are certain we have the best of breed in data network technology with Enterasys. No other vendor was able to deliver on our high-level security and redundancy requirements, whilst also supporting our extensive voice requirements. These were the critical points of differentiation, said Mr Arnold. We wanted a standards based system, so we werent interested in a proprietary combined IP solution. Splitting the tender has allowed us to identify the best technologies in each sector, he said. Ernst & Young Australia will deploy the Enterasys data network in phases. The first phase, which will commence in October, will involve a complete fit out of the companys new headquarters in Sydneys World Square Tower and its new offices in Perth. Ninety Matrix C2 stackable high speed switches with PoE will be deployed at the network edge, enabling Ernst & Young to deploy its VoIP handsets and other peripherals. Matrix N7s will sit at the core of the network and are connected to the C2s via multiple Gigabit Ethernet links. Enterasys XSR routers handle the WAN connectivity. During the second phase, the Secure Networks components will be deployed. This will include the development of a full Security Model by developing an Acceptable Use Policy and User Authentification scheme by the deploying the NetSight Atlas management platform. Subsequent phases of the rollout, which will take place in early 2005, will include a complete fit out of Ernst & Young Australias offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Townsville and Gold Coast with a further 80 Matrix C2 switches, as well as Matrix N7s and XSRs. Network security has become critically important to us, but it must be implemented in a way which doesnt slow down our business, said Mr Arnold. We have selected Matrix C2 switches to bring the full benefit of Secure Networks to the edge of our network. The C2 combined with Enterasys switches at the distribution layer and core, and granular policy control gives us an unmatched dynamic security posture that grows and adjusts with the firm while enabling us to increase network and business performance. We envisage an increasing number of Australian enterprises will adopt the Enterasys Secure Network framework for IP telephony solutions as they seek out open enterprise convergence architectures that can also integrate security capability throughout the network as an embedded service, said Gary Mitchell, MD of Enterasys. The Enterasys Matrix C2 is an advanced Gigabit Stackable switch. It provides Layer 2 switching at Gigabit speeds, combined with Layer 3 routing capability and Layer 2-4 packet classification. Combined with the security features and network management technology common to the Matrix family, the Matrix C2 provides an alternative to the chassis-based systems. Its PoE option supports converged applications such as VoIP. The Enterasys Secure Networks Advantage Enterasys industry-leading Secure Networks technology and solutions provide the highest 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit enterasys.com. 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 publicly update such statements 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. 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 3, 2004. - End - Enterasys Networks names Kip Cole sales vice president for South Asia 2004-10-05T18:11:00Z enterasys-networks-names-kip-cole-sales-vice-president-for-south-asia Enterasys Networks Inc. (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company, today announced the appointment of Kip Cole as vice president of sales for South Asia. Cole reports to Attley Ng, Enterasys president of Asia-Pacific. Cole has 25 years experience in various senior sales, marketing, professional services and general management roles at Fortune 100 high-technology companies as well as successful technology startups. He joins Enterasys from Cisco Systems where for the past four years he was director of commercial and channel operations for Australia and New Zealand. At Cisco, he has more than doubled the companys commercial business in the region and drove significant growth in its channel program. Previously, Cole was managing director for Sybase, responsible for the companys sales, marketing, customer service, finance and professional services business. Earlier in his career, Cole was corporate communications manager for Fujitsu Australia and held several marketing positions with Honeywell Information Systems in the UK and Groupe Bull in the United States. Enterasys unique value proposition for our enterprise customers in Asia-Pacific and throughout the world is the business benefits that our Secure Networks products, services and solutions deliver, said Ng. Financial services firms, manufacturers and all types of businesses rely on their networks to maintain business continuity, protect proprietary information from unauthorized access and serve the needs of their customers. Kip knows the networking industry and has a proven record of delivering strong results. He and his team will play a key role in expanding our Secure Networks leadership in the marketplace. The goals of Cole and his team include: Increase channel coverage in South AsiaAustralia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Grow revenue from channel partners Develop advanced partner solutions that combine Enterasys' unique capabilities with those of other security and networking industry leaders Effectively manage overall sales, sales support and operations for South Asia. The Enterasys Secure Networks Advantage Enterasys industry-leading Secure Networks technology and solutions provide the most granular level of security available today, providing visibility and control down to the network device, individual user and application level. The 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 simply 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. 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 publicly update such statements 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. 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 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 our goals and our financial condition could be harmed previously forecasted results; we continue to introduce new products, and if our customers delay product purchases or choose alternative solutions, our revenue could decline, we may incur excess and obsolete inventory charges, and our financial condition could be harmed; there is intense competition in the market for enterprise network equipment, which could prevent us from increasing our revenue and achieving profitability; our competitors may have greater resources than us, which could harm our competitive position and reduce our market share; we may be unable to effectively manage and increase the productivity of our indirect distribution channels, 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 harm our business and operations; 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 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2004. Enterasys Secure Networks Solution Achieves OPSEC Certification from Check Point 2004-09-28T15:30:00Z enterasys-secure-networks-solution-achieves-opsec-certification-from-check-point Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company, has announced that its Enterasys Dragon Intrusion Defense System has achieved OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. Through OPSEC certification, Enterasys Dragon now seamlessly integrates with Check Point's market-leading VPN-1/FireWall-1 Next Generation with Application Intelligence software, allowing enterprises to detect and combat against misuse or attacksboth internal and external to the networkacross their entire IT infrastructure. With the multivendor, complex security systems that many enterprises currently have in place, open, interoperable, layered security solutions continue to be significantly important, said John Roese, chief technology officer for Enterasys Networks. Our Secure Networks approach provides customers with the most granular level of security available today. The integration of Dragon with Check Point's VPN-1/FireWall-1 Next Generation with Application Intelligence software enables enterprises to take advantage of these leading security solutions to ensure network reliability and business continuity in the face of ever-increasing security threats. Designed specifically to meet the unique and challenging security requirements of the enterprise environment, the Enterasys Dragon Intrusion Defense System offers comprehensive features that deliver improved, embedded network security. With its unique network-based detection and active response capabilities, modular host intrusion detection components, server management and event management, Dragon provides a reliable solution for detecting and responding to the broad array of attacks present in today's constantly changing security landscape. For more information about the Enterasys Dragon Intrusion Defense System, visit www.enterasys.com/products/ids/. The Enterasys Dragon product leverages the OPSEC interfaces to provide automated alerts and notifications to VPN-1/FireWall-1 Next Generation with Application Intelligence, said Upesh Patel, director, business development for Check Point Software Technologies. Through this integration, customers will extend their abilities to respond in real time to threats aimed at their networks, such as worms, viruses, denial-of-service (DoS) and zero-day attacks or to internal misuse and abuse. The Enterasys Secure Networks Advantage Enterasys industry-leading Secure Networks technology and solutions provide the most granular level of security available today, providing visibility and control down to the network device, individual user and application level. The 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 simply 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. About Check Point's OPSEC OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 350 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com. 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. 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 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 our goals and our financial condition could be harmed; we continue to introduce new products, and if our customers delay product purchases or choose alternative solutions, our revenue could decline, we may incur excess and obsolete inventory charges, and our financial condition could be harmed; there is intense competition in the market for enterprise network equipment, which could prevent us from increasing our revenue and achieving profitability; our competitors may have greater resources than we do, which could harm our competitive position and reduce our market share. We may be unable to effectively manage and increase the productivity of our indirect distribution channels, 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 harm our business and operations; 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 revenue 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 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2004. Enterasys Networks New Matrix C2 Series Further Expands the Power of Secure Networks at the Network Edge 2004-09-22T20:36:00Z enterasys-networks-new-matrix-c2-series-further-expands-the-power-of-secure-networks-at-the-network-edge Enterasys Networks today announced the Matrix C2 Series, which includes the industrys first triple-speed 10/100/1000 stackable switching platform with Power over Ethernet (PoE). The Matrix C2 Series represents the industrys most powerful edge solutions and extends Enterasys industry-leading Secure Networks portfolio. The Matrix C2 Series provides the highest levels of network security and information protection at the point where users and devices connect to the network, making it the ideal choice for business-critical networked applications. The edge is a critical battleground for ensuring network integrity and information security. With partners, customers and employees connecting through an ever-expanding universe of devicesincluding wireless devices, laptops, IP phones and server farmsthe task of ensuring trust and enabling appropriate use is daunting. Driven by convergence applications, network expansions and upgrades, the Ethernet switching market is one of the fastest growing sectors in enterprise networking. IDC estimates the worldwide market will surpass $15 billion in 2008. Since convergence means that even more critical business communications are sharing the same corporate networks, better security, greater bandwidth and improved QoS are required. The Matrix C2 Series meets these changing customer demands better than products from any other vendor. Enterasys has extended its Secure Networks policy and security capabilities to a competitively priced stackable platform, enabling enterprises to enforce granular security policies at the network access points, said Max Flisi, an analyst at IDC. And, with first-to-market 10/100/1000 PoE support in a stackable form factor, the Matrix C2 addresses enterprise requirements for convergence-ready infrastructures. Distribution The Matrix C2 family is an ideal fit for Enterasys two-tier distribution model. Leading resellers worldwide have placed orders for the product because it delivers the power of Secure Networks to the edge of the network in a highly desirable form factor and at a very competitive price. It is available in Australia via Avnet. Technical Details The Enterasys Matrix C2 Series consists of the following six platforms of next-generation, high-density, stackable gigabit switches: 24-port 10/100/1000 48-port 10/100/1000 48-port 10/100/1000 PoE 48-port 10/100 48-port 10/100 PoE 24-port 10/100/1000 with dual 10Gb uplinks These products provide an ideal foundation for Secure Networks at the edge of the enterprise network. With the industrys only 10/100/1000 stackable with PoE capabilities, the entire Matrix C2 series supports 802.1x, MAC and Web authentication for securely supporting enterprise users, as well as converged network applications and devices. For more information about the Matrix C2 series, visit http://www.enterasys.com/products/switching/c/C2xxxx-xx/. The Enterasys Secure Networks Advantage Enterasys industry-leading Secure Networks technology and solutions provide the most granular level of security available today, providing visibility and control down to the network device, individual user and application level. The 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 simply 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. 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 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the companys products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit www.enterasys.com. 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 publicly update such statements 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. 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 3, 2004. - End - Enterasys Networks Announces Trusted End-System Solution 2004-07-06T16:13:00Z enterasys-networks-announces-trusted-end-system-solution Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company?, has introduced the Trusted End-System (TES), a Secure Networks? solution that integrates desktop security products with enterprise-wide policy management. Providing the highest level of network security achievable today, this integrated approach enables security enforcement at a granular user level and ensures vulnerable or infected desktop machines are not allowed to access the network. Sygate and Zone Labs, a Check Point company, are the first endpoint security solution providers to announce certification under the Enterasys Secure Networks Certified Partner program. Combining the vulnerability assessment and end-system scanning features of industry-leading security software with the identity management and dynamic policy enforcement capabilities of a Secure Networks infrastructure, Enterasys? policy-based approach eliminates the complexities and deployment costs of traditional VLAN approaches. TES assesses the security level of each attached system as it attempts to connect to the network, and applies previously defined policies to compromised and vulnerable end systems. This policy, applied at the user level, remains in effect until corrective action occurs. ?This announcement is effectively the third phase of Enterasys's Secure Networks strategy,? said Gary Mitchell, Managing Director of Enterasys. ?Phase one and two were introducing access control and policy management and adding reporting and interoperability with intrusion detection. This third phase allows endpoints to be blocked or quarantined whenever the agent discovers the host is not compliant with policies.? ?We anticipate a very positive local market response to TES, just as we have seen for the first two phases of Secure Networks,? he said. Unlike other proposed solutions, TES has been designed by Enterasys as an open standards-based solution for multi-vendor environments. Other endpoint security concepts are proprietary and would require users to deploy a single vendor?s applications on every PC. In addition, other vendors? security proposals would apply only to routers, a significant limit to the effectiveness of endpoint security efforts since enterprise users most commonly access corporate networks via switch ports and wireless access points. With TES, enterprises can leverage existing desktop security software, and, most importantly, it is available now. Availability TES consists of two complementary approaches that can be used individually or together to meet the needs of all types of enterprises and organizations. - The agent-based solution, which is available now, manages interoperability with leading endpoint security applications. - The network-based solution, available by the end of the year, is optimized for networks, such as those on a university campus, where distributed endpoints are difficult to manage or agent deployment may not be possible or cost-effective. Both approaches are based on open industry standards, consistent with Enterasys membership and leadership role in the industry?s Trusted Computing Group. TES is available from Enterasys channel partners. The Enterasys Secure Networks Advantage Enterasys? industry-leading Secure Networks technology and solutions provide the highest 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. 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 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 enterasys.com. 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 publicly update such statements 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. 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 3, 2004. - End - Anglicare SA adopts Enterasys Secure Networks Solution for VoIP and converged network rollout 2004-05-04T04:00:00Z anglicare-sa-adopts-enterasys-secure-networks-solution-for-voip-and-converged-network-rollout Anglicare SA, the South Australian member of the national network of care and social justice agencies of the Anglican Church, has slashed communications costs and improved data security between 12 Adelaide area locations by using a wireless voice over IP (VoIP) network that relies on an Enterasys Networks' Secure Networks solution, including the Company's Matrix switching and RoamAbout wireless LAN technology. With 800 employees and 600 part-time volunteers working at dozens of sites across Adelaide, Anglicare SA has a significant requirement for internal telephony and secure data transfer. In the past, this need was met through a network of six conventional PABXes linked to the outside world by a large number of leased ISDN circuits. However, in 2002 the organisation began implementing a completely new communications solution based on VoIP technologies. Anglicare SA originally considered basing its VoIP network on conventional ADSL broadband connections, but instead decided to run the connections over a permanent wireless network with direct line-of-sight connections. Working in conjunction with Enterasys partners MIMP and Commander, Anglicare designed and implemented a wireless wide area network (WWAN) that now provides scalable 11Mbps connections between 12 Adelaide locations and a repeater atop an Adelaide office building. "The Enterasys Secure Networks approach was the best solution to meet our business and technology requirements," said Daryl Eckermann, IT Manager, Anglicare SA. "It had the lowest level of latency through the wireless bridge, and had a dedicated point-to-point solution that would switch and route traffic directly between our sites." IP-enabled Siemens PABXes now handle all inbound and outbound phone calls, with Enterasys RoamAbout R2 Wireless Access Platform providing outdoor wireless access and steering VoIP and conventional network traffic between locations on the network. Enterasys Matrix E1 switches provide routing and edge switching between the WWAN and the sites' local office networks. A standard fixed-line backup connection is also installed for telephony to ensure that emergency services are always available, a critical requirement given Anglicare's role as a health and convalescence services provider. Secure Networks VoIP data travelling between locations is encrypted; and is further secured using the Secure Network features of the Matrix E1 and RoamAbout R2. These features restrict the range of destinations to which each wireless access point is able to connect. Anglicare SA also conceals the network names that it uses for the network links, and uses virtual LANs to maintain quality of service as well as segregate the wireless WAN from internal network traffic. The secure design and segregation of the network prevents outside parties from connecting to the network, and ensures that both voice calls and enterprise data remain private. In the future, Anglicare SA will utilise additional features of the Enterasys switches to deliver more granular control over network data and VoIP traffic by deploying advanced policy based switching to the edge of the network. The policies will eliminate and prevent unwanted traffic from utilising expensive network-based resources that are not aligned with Anglicare's business needs. This will further improve call quality and prevent congestion in times of heavy network and phone usage. "There are a lot of people using our facilities and infrastructure," said Daryl Eckermann, IT Manager, Anglicare SA. "With this policy based prioritisation we're going to be doing with the Enterasys Secure Networks solutions, it will give us the ability to prioritise our WAN based on individual applications. That will let us ensure that traffic carrying line of business software is prioritised over email and file copies, for example, but not as highly prioritised as voice. We can keep the traffic segmented within each physical LAN and keep the WWAN purely for stuff that?s designed to go to other sites." Cost Savings Switching from a conventional to a VoIP telephony infrastructure has delivered considerable savings for the organisation. Eckermann estimated that the organisation has reduced telephony costs dramatically by reducing the number of ISDN circuits it must lease to support voice calls - from 250 previously to just 70 now. Many offices don't have direct telephony connections, instead routing calls to a larger hub location where bundles of ISDN lines provide outside connections. This design translates into baseline savings of $45,000 per annum for data alone, even before factoring in the considerable savings from being able to place inter-office calls for free. "Line leasing is the most significant cost component," said Eckermann. "By being able to create centres where we have ISDN circuits rather than having a myriad of lines into every site, we?ve reduced telephony costs by 25% just on line leasing. If you?re leasing 250 lines at $20 to $25 per month, it adds up." With the converged VoIP and data network, and wireless WAN, now well established, Anglicare SA is exploring new ways to build on the capabilities of the Enterasys switches it has installed. Several new sites will soon be brought into the network, and a pending move from 11Mbps 802.11b wireless technology to 54Mbps 802.11g or 802.11a technology will be as simple as inserting new PC Cards into the modular RoamAbout R2s. Ends About Enterasys Networks Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS) is a global provider of Secure Networks for enterprise customers. Enterasys' innovative network infrastructure offerings deliver the security, productivity and adaptability benefits required by Global 2000 organizations, coupled with the industry's strongest service and support. For more information on Enterasys and its products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems (IDS), visit enterasys.com. About Anglicare Anglicare employs 8000 staff, more than 600 registered volunteers and calls on the services of foster carers in 520 households throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area. Anglicare SA has been providing services to the community for over 140 years through its Professional Counselling Services, Alternative Care foster care program, emergency financial and material assistance, Housing, Family Support and Aged Care Facilities housing over 400 residents.