SOURCE: Brocade


July 17, 2013 08:00 ET

Brocade MLX and MLXe 100 Gigabit Ethernet Networking Solutions Approved for the U.S. Department of Defense Unified Communications Product List

100 GbE Solutions to Improve Efficiency, Flexibility of DoD Network

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - Today Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has approved the Brocade® MLX® and MLXe 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking solutions to be added to the Unified Capabilities - Approved Products List (UC-APL). The objective of the UC-APL is to provide a consolidated list of products that have completed Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) certification. The newly certified Brocade networking solutions provide Department of Defense (DoD) agencies with greater capabilities for virtualization and previously unavailable levels of network performance, reliability and efficiency.

The addition of the Brocade MLX and MLXe 100 GbE networking solutions to the DoD's options for Assured Services Local Area Networks (AS LAN) will help improve the robustness of the DoD's networks and create additional architectural flexibility. With the Brocade solutions, network managers will have more control and visibility over data flows to help ensure more effective response to the changes in network traffic and data.

"With one of the largest and most complex network environments in the world, the Department of Defense required access to the most robust and flexible network solutions available. DoD network capabilities must meet the challenges posed by the massive influx of data, devices and applications that defense organizations are supporting today," said Anthony Robbins, vice president of federal, Brocade. "Brocade realizes that maintaining uninterrupted network connectivity is essential to meeting DoD mission priorities, and we are proud to be included as part of the DoD UC-APL."

With the installation of Brocade MLX Series routers, defense customers can securely deploy and utilize interoperable, cloud-optimized networks. In addition, they can easily build a path for software-defined network (SDN) environments in the future.

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