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Extreme Networks Advances Solutions Portfolio with New Policy Management Capabilities
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 02:17:53 PM

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Company Enhances Combined Hardware and Software Offerings with New Summit X450-G2 Fixed Switching Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced its secure, role-based policy management technology is now available for the newly launched Summit® X450-G2 family of fixed switches and some other select previously released Summit switches. This marks the integration of proven policy and security management technology into the ExtremeXOS® operating system, allowing customers the flexibility to define and manage end-to-end policy in mixed Extreme Networks' wired and wireless environments, including those with IdentiFi™ Access Points, the A, B, C, K and S-Series switches and the Summit line of switches.

Extreme Networks is committed to solving IT's toughest networking challenges through intelligent software. The addition of role-based policy capabilities in the operating system establishes a secure, end-to-end framework where every user, including guests, employees and executive management, has their own predetermined set of rules for accessing the network. Policies are defined and centrally managed by Extreme Networks' NetSight™, a single pane-of-glass management system that automatically pushes policies to Extreme Networks' access points and switches in the network, significantly simplifying the task of managing a secure network and enhancing operational efficiency.

The new Summit X450-G2 also supports automation capabilities with southbound APIs for easy integration with the company's Open Daylight-based OneController™. These critical capabilities enable customers to strategically evolve their networks to interact with emerging security and wireless technologies as well as converged Software Defined Networking (SDN) infrastructures as part of a complete edge-to-cloud network portfolio.

Executive Perspectives

Scott McCollum, CIO, Sinclair Community College "The role-based policy feature on our S-Series Switches has helped us deliver fast, secure networking solutions to our end users while saving us significant administrative overhead. I am pleased to see the policy feature being extended to the Summit product line."

Dan Conde, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group "Extreme Networks' role-based policy feature is another proof point in how software solutions are simplifying network operations through automation capabilities. From a single point of management, policies based on the context of the user, device, wireless or wired access and location can be defined and programmed into the network. Customers will benefit from the continued enhancements and combined hardware and software solution offerings being delivered."

Derek Granath, Senior Director of Product Management, Extreme Networks "With the Summit X450-G2, Extreme Networks is delivering on the promise of converging our product lines for simplified integration across the portfolio. The role-based policy offering provides customers with easy-to-manage, secure and cost-effective solutions for their network edge. In today's network environments, having powerful cross-platform stacking and role-based policy management is necessary for an operationally efficient wired and wireless enterprise infrastructure."

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