Extreme Networks expands enterprise network platform

April 28, 2008
April 28, 2008 -- Extreme Networks has added to its range of network devices for enterprise edge, aggregation, core, and wireless applications.

April 28, 2008 -- Extreme Networks has added to its range of network devices for enterprise edge, aggregation, core, and wireless applications. The company says the new offerings expand options for convergence, mobility, security, and consistent edge connectivity.

The new products include: the Summit X350 series of 24-and 48-port fixed configuration Gigabit switches; the "c" series interface and controller modules for the BlackDiamond 8800 series switches, which provide Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability and support for pre-defined security rules; the Altitude series of enterprise wireless LAN access points for 802.11n and outdoor connectivity; and the Summit WM20 wireless LAN controller for small sites and branch offices. The company has also released an updated version (12.1) of its ExtremeXOS modular operating system.

"Striving for the perfect balance between costs and capabilities is the highest art of the network professional. Without the right solutions, achieving that balance can be a tremendous challenge," comments Scott Lucas, senior director of solutions marketing for Extreme Networks. "With Extreme Networks' sensibly-priced, intelligent product portfolio, our customers enjoy consistent support for tough security and convergence requirements with the simplicity of a single operating system release running from the network edge to the core."

In a separate announcement, the company also introduced its "Widget Central," a Web resource for company and community-sponsored network extensions, and a new Software Developer's Kit (SDK) for partners.

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