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Extreme Networks Honored as Gold Winner by Network Products Guide for The Network Liberation Tour featuring Innovative 18 Wheeler
Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 02:40:17 PM

Innovative Marketing Effort Earns Hot Companies and Best Products Award for the "Roadshow Campaign of the Year"

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- May 8, 2013 -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that its Network Liberation Tour has been named the gold winner of Network Products Guide's 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards for Roadshow Campaign of the Year. The Network Liberation Tour continuously tours the United States bringing an immersive network experience to customers, potential customers and channel partners.

The Hot Companies and Best Products Awards encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

"The Network Liberation Tour was created to offer our partners and customers an interactive, first-hand experience of Extreme Networks award winning solutions," said David Ginsburg, CMO at Extreme Networks. "This award for the Network Liberation Tour recognizes Extreme Networks' ongoing commitment to connect with our customers and partners by actively innovating and working to deliver to them solutions that will scale to the demands of today's data centers, enterprises, and campuses.

The Network Liberation Tour, which kicked off in 2012 at Extreme Networks inaugural Global Partner Advisory Council meeting, features a fully-customized 18-wheel semi-truck, dubbed "The Liberator," designed to showcase intelligent networking and spotlight the BlackDiamond® X8, the "world's fastest data center switch" and other convergence solutions such as Audio Video Bridging (AVB). Over the past several months, the truck has traversed the United States , visiting partners and customers in Houston, Dallas, Nashville, San Francisco, San Jose, New York, Boston, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Raleigh, and served as an interactive mobile trade show booth at SC12. In addition to The Liberator, the tour has been bolstered by a full complement of social media promotion through social channels including Facebook, Twitter, and the Extreme Talk Blog, providing regular updates to its community of followers on location stops and visiting partners and customers.

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