Enterasys Launches Industry Leading Software Defined Networking Application Integration Ecosystem

 Enterasys Launches Industry Leading Software Defined Networking Application
                            Integration Ecosystem

Flow-based ASICs Provides Unique Advantage for Deploying Software Defined
Networking Applications

PR Newswire

SALEM, N.H., May 6, 2013

SALEM, N.H., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens
Enterprise Communications Company, introduced its ground-breaking software
defined networking (SDN) solution that has integration with a community of
partners to provide predefined and customer-defined applications. This
industry-first solution focuses on new services innovation and agility through
an open API and unique flow-based ASIC architecture which accelerates
application integration for the entire network. With the launch of OneFabric
Connect SDN, Enterasys is also unveiling Connect Central, a developer
community that allows access to a portal to develop and program on the open

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Key Facts

  oEnterasys has continued momentum from the February launch of OneFabric
    Connect, a first-of-its-kind offering that enables integration of
    third-party applications into the OneFabric Control Center for
    dramatically improved enterprise mobility, zero-effort onboarding and BYOD
    support. Given the high industry demand, the solution is now enhanced to
    offer SDN to deliver the highest level of third-party integration.
  oEnterasys has already integrated several partners into its OneFabric
    Connect Central SDN ecosystem, including not only data center solutions
    but also applications at the network edge and access, such as MDM, web
    filtering and Unified Communications.
  oOneFabric Connect SDN focuses on the northbound API that creates an open
    infrastructure to enable rapid integration with third-party vendors.
  oThe Enterasys flow-based CoreFlow2 ASIC switching solution enables the
    highest quality user experience because of Enterasys' ability to provide
    deeper visibility and control, at scale.
  oCentralized management and policy across the whole network fabric for any
    device, user and application provides exceptional operational efficiency
    and simplicity.
  oProgrammable interfaces to automate and orchestrate network fabric
  oApp deployment options increase flexibility with a feature-rich API with
    over 100 function calls, customer-defined integration service and
    predefined integration.
  oRegardless of devices, location or time Enterasys ensures users a
    consistent and high quality experience.

Executive Perspectives
Kevin Smith, Director of Business Development, AirWatch
"OneFabric Connect SDN streamlines the onboarding of mobile devices,
automatically enrolling users for management. This enables our customers to
rapidly integrate our enterprise mobility management solution to the mobile

Ali Youssef, Wireless Solutions Architect, Henry Ford Health System
"With the influx of mobile devices, and mission critical applications in the
workplace, networks are becoming increasingly complex. OneFabric Connect SDN
addresses simultaneous needs for security, manageability, mobility and
agility. More importantly, Enterasys' SDN solution will allow us to provide
our physicians, patients, staff and guests an improved experience."

Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
"ESG research indicates that organizations need SDN solutions to help them
overcome problems like reducing or eliminating manual processes and
accelerating application roll outs.The Enterasys approach to SDN combines the
scalability and simplicity of their OneFabric architecture with a technology
partner ecosystem via open APIs to deliver a broad range of network service
solutions to their customers."

Markus Nispel, Chief Technology Strategist, Enterasys Networks
"Our customers today are tasked with finding solutions to combat the rapid
rate at which network usage and complexity is increasing. OneFabric Connect
SDN builds upon Enterasys' heritage of providing flexibility in the network
that solves our customer's problems. Through OneFabric Connect SDN, IT is able
to create a dynamic and agile network infrastructure that's aimed at the
deployment of new services through common APIs. As a result, our customers get
the increased network reliability, simplicity and security they are seeking
that extends far beyond the data center."

Additional Resources

  oOneFabric Connect Central community page
  oEnterasys blog: SDN: Enabling New Apps and Services
  oOneFabric Webpage
  oEnterasys Social Media Newsroom
  oConnect with Enterasys via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and

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.

For more information, please visit:

www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com

Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of
Siemens AG.

Media Contacts:

Jason King
Enterasys Networks
+1 603 952 5151

Jennifer Grabowski
Racepoint Group
+1 617 624 3231

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