Enterasys Drives Next-Generation Mobility, Wi-Fi and BYOD Innovation with IdentiFiTM

  Enterasys Drives Next-Generation Mobility, Wi-Fi and BYOD Innovation with
                                  IdentiFiTM

IdentiFi Delivers Highest Density, Performance and Analytics as Part of
Industry's Most Complete Integrated Wired/Wireless Solution

PR Newswire

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 5, 2012

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Enterasys Networks, a Siemens
Enterprise Communications Company, today announced the next generation in
Wi-Fi innovation, Enterasys IdentiFi. Part of an integrated wired and wireless
OneFabric^TM Edge architecture, Enterasys IdentiFi is a new Wi-Fi solution
encompassing access points, controllers and management software. IdentiFi
addresses all critical industry requirements, including scalability,
visibility, security, and application performance. IdentiFi enables
organizations to manage and control the massive influx of wireless devices
resulting from BYOD and enterprise mobility initiatives. IdentiFi provides an
exceptional user experience in what is rapidly becoming the new normal –
"hyper-dense" Wi-Fi environment. Through seamless integration with IdentiFi,
Enterasys is the first vendor to demonstrate advanced real-time analytics for
integrated wired and wireless networks with its Mobile IAM solution.

"Enterasys recently provided high-density Wi-Fi for Gillette stadium, helping
us deliver a rich digital media experience to New England Patriots fans," said
Fred Kirsch, Patriots VP of Content and Publishing. "Because of our unique
desire to provide access for tens of thousands of users, we needed a stable,
scalable network that could be easily and centrally managed by our existing IT
staff. Enterasys met our demands with an end-to-end network solution that
includes all the hardware, software, and wiring needed to provide reliable and
stable Wi-Fi access. Based on our extensive evaluation of other solutions in
the market, Enterasys IdentiFi provided the density, scalability, and control
we needed to provide a superior experience for our fans."

Enterasys successfully delivered a large-scale Wi-Fi solution to 70,000 users
at the New England Patriots' Gillette Stadium in 30 days. The Patriots were
seeking a solution to support their "hyper-dense" environment. Thousands of
fan-owned devices in a very small footprint required reliable,
high-performance access to real-time multimedia streaming. After a
highly-competitive vendor-selection process, Enterasys IdentiFi was selected
as the only viable solution.

"To deliver best in class mobility solutions, we at Enterasys believe
experience matters," said Vala Afshar, Chief Marketing Officer & Chief
Customer Officer, Enterasys Networks. "For more than a decade, our networking
experience, including Wi-Fi, has enabled thousands of worldwide customers
across all verticals to implement state of the art mobility solutions. To that
end, we are delighted to be recognized as one of the fastest growing
networking providers in the space. The IdentiFi solution will enable Enterasys
to continue to outpace the industry, while delivering the best value and
customer experience."

Enterasys IdentiFi includes the following:

  oIdentiFi 3700 Series Access Points: The all new IdentiFi 3700 series
    access points are purpose-built to meet the security, reliability,
    density, and availability required for the high on-demand traffic of
    mobile and BYOD users. IdentiFi access points are easy to deploy, less
    costly than wired solutions, and deliver wired-like performance for an
    exceptional user experience.
  oIdentiFi Controllers: New physical and virtual controllers that provide
    high availability and capacity, as well as enterprise-grade wireless
    out-of-the-box.
  oIdentiFi Radar RF Management & Security: New RF management, spectrum
    analysis, location awareness, and security features  are  built into the
    IdentiFi solution and included at no additional cost.
  oOneFabric Control Center: Provides centralized, policy-driven, single-pane
    of glass management for wired & wireless network.

Info-Tech (report: "Vendor Landscape: Wireless LAN") recently ranked Enterasys
WLAN as a top Champion vendor in the market, with a "full feature set" that
"gives you big bang for your buck." In addition, Dell'Oro (report: "WLAN
Quarterly Report 2Q12") shows that Enterasys is the fastest growing Wi-Fi
vendor in the category of providers who offer an integrated wired/wireless
solution – achieving 36% year-over-year growth, outpacing both Cisco and
Aruba.

Pricing and Availability

Enterasys IdentiFi is currently available. Pricing starts at $595 for the
entry-level 3705i access point.

Supporting Quotes
"Several significant challenges had to be overcome before we could
successfully deploy and support a Wi-Fi network that would cover the over 8
million square feet of facility and the 50-60 locations throughout Michigan
and Ohio. Providing wireless access in some areas of our facilities has been
difficult – some buildings include six-foot thick concrete and lead lined
walls, an atrium with 80 foot ceilings and trees, as well as a historic
building with mahogany walls that could not have visible access points. In
addition to these challenges, we require a pervasive Wi-Fi solution for
mission-critical applications such as infusion and telemetry systems, EHR
access at point of care, and clinical workflow support. Enterasys helped us
overcome these challenges with theirIdentiFiwireless solution that is
reliable, easy to deploy and allows us to use security and policy management
easily and effectively."
- Doug McDonald, Manager, Wireless Network at Henry Ford Health Systems

"There are a handful of vendors in the world that produce worthy wireless
products destined for the large, high user density environments with end to
end security in mind and Enterasys is certainly a digit on that hand.
Enterasys has been quite simply the most cost effective, comprehensive and
logical infrastructure deployment we have ever experienced in the wireless
arena and I would highly recommend it purely for its management capabilities
if nothing else."
- Urik Gharabeigi - Network Manager, Barking Dagenham College

"As a value-added distributor for Enterasys, Arrow is excited about the new
wireless solution. We see it as further proof that Enterasys is a global
leader in wireless solutions. In addition to distributing the entire Enterasys
product line, Arrow also has Enterasys Wi-Fi installed at our four offices
throughout the United Kingdom. The ease of use and density of Enterasys
wireless makes it a very compelling solution in our overall portfolio."
- Steve Pearce, managing director for the UK region for the enterprise
computing solutions segment of Arrow Electronics

"With Wi-Fi increasingly becoming the primary access network in many
organizations, enterprises want their mobile networks to rival the reliability
and quality of experience of a wired Ethernet connection. A Wi-Fi solution
meeting these challenges today must provide a unified wired/wireless view into
network management, along with robust support for BYOD. Enterasys' IdentiFi
announcement brings all of the required pieces together, enabling solutions
that can scale to meet the needs of any organization."
- Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm
Farpoint Group

"Wi-Fi has really evolved as a technology and is now viewed as
mission-critical for most enterprises. As such, Wi-Fi solutions need to
accommodate flexible deployment scenarios, scale to provide high density
access and yet, still be easy to use and manage. Enterasys' IdentiFi meets
all of these key criteria and is a compelling solution for organizations
looking for a total Wi-Fi solution."
- Bob Laliberte, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

Resources

  oIdentiFi solutions brochure
  oNew England Patriots case study
  ovBlog: Introducing Enterasys IdentiF ivideo
  oEnterasys Social Media Newsroom
  oEnterasys OneFabric
  oVideo: New England Patriots turn to Enterasys for stadium-wide Wi-Fi
  oWebinar: New Requirements for Mission-Critical Wi-Fi

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified
communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of
all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and
quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class
services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and
outsourcing capabilities. Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a
seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device – which
amplifies collective effort and dramatically improves business performance.
Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the
standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver
better results. Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The
Gores Group and Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of
network infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and
complete enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

Contact: Jason King           Amanda Jones
         Enterasys Networks   Connect Public Relations
         +1 978.684.1847      +1 801.373.7888
         jaking@enterasys.com amandaj@connectpr.com

SOURCE Enterasys Networks

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