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Extreme Networks Delivers Stackable Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Automatic IP Telephony and Inbuilt Wireless LAN Support

  • 06 April, 2005 12:11

<p>SYDNEY, April 6th, 2005 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) is expanding its Unified Access Architecture (UAA) with the new Summit 400-24 stackable switch. The Summit 400-24 features powered 10/100/1000 Gigabit ports (PoE) and enhanced management that enables users to accommodate IP phones and wireless access points.</p>
<p>“Our affordable Summit 400 stackable switches make it simple to run a truly converged Ethernet, IP Telephony, and Wireless network. By automatically handling network wide configuration and management, our Unified Access Architecture allows complete control over who is able to access any part of the network.” said Charles Cote, Sales Director Australia for Extreme Networks.</p>
<p>Enterprises are seeking flexible, high bandwidth switches that broaden their communication capabilities yet simplify the IT infrastructure. The new Summit 400-24 switch integrates Extreme Networks’ UniStack™ stacking technology, Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and voice-class availability.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks’ UniStack allows for eight switches to be managed as one device in a stack, with throughput of 40 Gigabits per switch and failover capabilities that ensure uptime in case of device failures.</p>
<p>To further simplify configuration and management, Extreme Networks now offers Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) to automate the discovery of IP telephony devices, wireless access points and other Ethernet switches. This simplifies troubleshooting while allowing Extreme Networks’ EPICenter management suite to discover and maintain accurate network topologies in multi-vendor environments.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks offers inbuilt support for Wireless LAN solutions via AccessAdapt. AccessAdapt allows Extreme Networks’ Altitude Wireless LAN Access Points to automatically gain identity, security and configuration characteristics from the Summit 400. To enhance security, once unplugged, the Access Point does not continue to store critical network data.</p>
<p>IP telephony applications are enhanced with Extreme Networks’ consistent and powerful policy management capabilities including end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) for prioritizing applications. Authentication options provide consistent wired and wireless security for every individual and a diverse range of devices at the edge.</p>
<p>To ensure availability, the Summit 400-24 supports Layer 3 routing capabilities including VRRP, OSPF and ESRP. The switch also supports Extreme Networks’ Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) capability, delivering sub-50 millisecond service recovery should physical network connections be cut or interrupted.</p>
<p>The Summit 400-24 switch is immediately now, with a list price of $7,040 inc GST.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks delivers an effective applications and services infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, simpler and more cost-effective. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Extreme Networks markets its network switching solutions in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com</p>
<p>Media Contact
Sebastian Rice, Silverspan
02 9959 1991, seb@silverspan.com</p>
<p>Photography
Photography of Charles Cote and the Summit 400 are available upon request.</p>

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