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  • 9 April 2010 11:36

Extreme Networks joins RSA Secured® Partner Program to extend network-wide security

Interoperability partnership enables joint customers to achieve higher levels of network awareness with certified interoperability established between ExtremeXOS® OS and the RSA enVision® platform

SYDNEY, April 9, 2010. Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that it has joined the RSA Secured® Partner Program to certify interoperability between its ExtremeXOS® operating system and the RSA enVision® security information and event management platform from RSA, the security division of EMC (NYSE: EMC).

Certification establishes technical interoperability to promote more pervasive, network-wide security solutions.

Extreme Networks’ next generation modular operating system, ExtremeXOS, delivers cutting-edge security features, including awareness of user and device identity, authentication, encryption, integrity and protection, flexible file-based policy language, and XML across Extreme Networks complete portfolio of high performance BlackDiamond® and Summit® switches.

“Extending network and security functions throughout the network infrastructure and surrounding platforms is a win for our mutual customers,” said Huy Nguyen, director of product marketing for Extreme Networks. “Utilising intelligent flow data and event information from our switching platforms, across the backbone and edge of the network, and extending interoperability to RSA’s enVision platform, provides increased visibility into security and network events, allowing network administrators to respond quickly, accurately and decisively.”

“We are pleased to team up with Extreme Networks to help meet the unique needs of the enterprise by providing joint customers with a next generation modular operating system that has proved to enable a clear path for security and information event management,” said Ted Kamionek, Vice President, Business Development & Technical Alliances at RSA. “This inventive collaboration provides another critical step forward in helping to best protect the organisation’s information, identities and infrastructures.”

The RSA enVision platform is designed to give organisations a single, integrated solution for security information and event management to simplify compliance, enhance security operations, and optimise IT and network operations. The RSA enVision solution provides automated collection, analysis, and reporting of log and event data.

About the RSA Secured Partner Program The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest and longest-running technology alliance programs of its type, bringing over 1,000 complementary solutions across more than 300 organizations together. RSA SecurID®, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Adaptive Authentication, RSA® Digital Certificate Solutions, RSA® Hybrid Authenticators, RSA® enVision, RSA® Federated Identity Manager and RSA® Key Manager Suite certification programs bring added assurance to customers that their solutions are certified as interoperable to help them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA’s commitment to driving inventive collaboration across the industry and support standards-based interoperability with its information-centric security solutions to help protect information, identities and infrastructures. For more information, please visit www.rsa.com/rsasecured.

Extreme Networks, Inc. Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet network infrastructure that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance, high availability and scalable switching solutions that enable organizations to address real-world communications challenges and opportunities. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data centre infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. Extreme Networks’ distributor in Australia is Distribution Central. For more information, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com

Extreme Networks, ExtremeXOS, BlackDiamond and Summit are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. EMC, RSA, enVision, Secured, and SecurID are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information Aaron Condon Acting Manager, Australia and New Zealand Phone: +61-2-8912 2401 Mobile: +61-410 537 006 Email: acondon@extremenetworks.com

David Frost PR Deadlines Pty Ltd Phone: +61-2-4341 50221 or +61 (0) 408 408 210 Email: davidf@prdeadlines.com.au

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