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Extreme Networks launches ‘Widget Central’ for shared network enhancements and developers’ tools for ExtremeXOS

  • 29 April, 2008 09:49

<p>MELBOURNE, April 29, 2008 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) has announced ‘Widget Central,’ a new online resource that facilitates the free exchange, development, and modification of company and community-sponsored network enhancements through downloadable widgets.</p>
<p>These enhancements address the deployment, monitoring, operations, and optimisation needs of enterprises. Extreme Networks® has concurrently announced the controlled release of its Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) for ExtremeXOS®, the industry’s first modular operating system for LAN switches.</p>
<p>Widget Central is an innovative, free online resource designed to help customers achieve the perfect balance of acquisition costs, operational expenses and solutions capabilities. To celebrate the site’s launch, Extreme Networks has contributed over 25 widgets that deliver immediate value for customers and also provide reference widgets for developers.</p>
<p>In a separate announcement, Extreme Networks has detailed a series of new network solutions and an update to the ExtremeXOS operating system, all targeted at meeting the challenge of perfect balance in Enterprise networks.</p>
<p>“Widget Central will radically change how customers think about their network and their networking vendor,” said Scott Lucas, senior director of solutions marketing for Extreme Networks, Inc. “Now, users can easily benefit from Extreme Networks innovative network extensibility technologies for faster deployment, easier operations, better visibility, and enhanced performance.</p>
<p>"The initial widgets provided by Extreme Networks are great examples of how customers can manage energy usage of power over Ethernet ports, deploy consistent security configurations, and automate dynamic configurations across the network. We are tremendously excited by the potential for community-developed enhancements as the site grows and matures.”</p>
<p>Widgets are organised into four categories: deployment, monitoring, operations, and optimisation. Deployment widgets help customers quickly configure the network for specific security and convergence needs. Operations widgets enable customers to react to network events, such as the connection of a new handset to the network. Optimisation widgets help customers tune network performance, and monitoring widgets provide customers with information on the health of the network.</p>
<p>All widgets are freely downloadable and can be modified to suit specific needs. In the spirit of community participation, widgets can be enhanced and shared among users of Extreme Networks products.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks’ new SDK benefits technology partners, value-added resellers, and customers who seek to extend and enhance their solutions through web services-based interactions with the ExtremeXOS operating system. The SDK and associated support resources from Extreme Networks help developers leverage a comprehensive set of application programming interfaces (APIs). These tested and mature interfaces have been used internally to integrate ExtremeXOS with Extreme Networks EPICenter™ management platform, the ScreenPlay on-switch management tool, and the Sentriant™ NG threat detection and mitigation appliance.</p>
<p>Availability:
• Widget Central is available now by visiting the following link: http://www.extremenetworks.com/solutions/widget-central</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks designs, builds and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that solve the toughest business communications challenges. The Company’s commitment to open networking sets it apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. Extreme Networks believes openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. Extreme Networks focuses on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and wireless infrastructure. For more information, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com.</p>
<p>Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to features, and benefits of the products and services are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov).</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Summit, EPICenter, Sentriant, BlackDiamond, and ExtremeXOS =are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.</p>
<p>For more information, contact:
Extreme Networks ANZ
Aaron Condon
+612-9657 1348 or +61 (0) 410 537 006
acondon@extremenetworks.com</p>

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