Monday, 20 July 2009

News Release: Extreme Networks And McAfee Form Strategic Alliance To Promote Secure Networking

Companies partner to extend the benefits of open, secure and high performance connectivity addressing the paramount challenges of Enterprise IT

Extreme Networks today announced that that it has formed a Strategic Alliance with security leader McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) addressing secure networking for enterprise organisations.

Working together, Extreme Networks® and McAfee can provide world-class, secure, unified networks to mutual customers delivered through the companies’ comprehensive portfolios of high performance Ethernet networking and security (threat management) solutions. The security portfolio from McAfee addresses host security, network intrusion detection and prevention, firewall, and data leakage security requirements to protect the Enterprise LAN.

“McAfee’s experience, insight and proven ability to deliver scalable and pervasive security and threat solutions to IT organisations ensures that our mutual customers will be able to address their enterprise business productivity and stability challenges as part of our relationship,” said Extreme Networks Vice President and General Manager for the Volume Products Group, Paul Hooper. “We are delighted to have McAfee join our extensibility ecosystem.”

The Extreme Networks/McAfee strategic alliance will include joint marketing of secure network solutions, and interoperability testing to support secure network solutions. Joint customers will benefit from McAfee’s cloud-based Global Threat Intelligence supported by McAfee’s leading security research experts. Customers also benefit from being able to manage their security applications through McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software, a centralised management console to help secure organisations from a vast and ever-growing threat landscape.

“McAfee is joining forces with Extreme Networks to extend reliable and secure networking to our mutual global customers, allowing them the best possible choices in securing their applications and communications with simplified, high performance solutions,” said McAfee Executive Vice President of the Network Security Business Unit, Dan Ryan. “Customers can be more confident in their IT and business endeavours through intelligent integration of their network and security infrastructures.”

McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security company, providing a comprehensive network security portfolio with solutions that address the entire spectrum of vulnerability, including threat detection, anti-virus and perimeter protection.
Extreme Networks delivers simplified, high performance Ethernet network infrastructure addressing data convergence with its ExtremeXOS®-based BlackDiamond®, Summit® high performance Ethernet switches.

Extreme networks portfolio of solutions, including switches, enterprise network management and services outfit the edge of the LAN, to the core of the network, to data centres and cloud computing infrastructures with gigabit and 10 gigabit scalability, intelligent energy efficiency and highly reliable protocol for integrated data and communications.
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