SOURCE: Colubris Networks

May 17, 2005 10:00 ET

Colubris Networks Honored by FierceWireless as One of the "Fierce 15" Wireless Companies of 2005

WLAN Systems Provider Recognized by Wireless Industry Editors as a Pioneering Trendsetter in Wireless LAN Infrastructure Systems

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 17, 2005 -- Colubris Networks, a pioneer of intelligent, multiservice WLAN systems, announced today that it has been named to FierceWireless' annual Fierce 15 list. This distinction honors Colubris as one of the top 15 emerging wireless companies in the world for 2005.

FierceWireless, an internationally recognized email newsletter covering the wireless and mobile Internet market, evaluated more than 400 privately-held firms based on a range of factors including vision, revenue potential, technology, partnerships and competitive market position.

"Colubris Networks is a pioneering trendsetter in the Wi-Fi and WLAN market," said Stephen Wellman, executive editor, FierceWireless. "Colubris' technology has redefined the way the WLAN industry addresses issues like network management and public and enterprise Wi-Fi." The Fierce 15 celebrates the spirit of being "fierce" -- championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition.

Colubris last month unveiled a strategy to unify wireless and wired network infrastructures based on its Unified Services Network (USN) architecture. USN will be supported by the release of two new and complementary products to drive consolidation of wireless and wired networks -- the MultiService Controller and the Unified Edge Switch -- to be delivered over the next 18 months.

"Being named one of 2005's Fierce 15 is an honor that highlights Colubris Networks' momentum and positive contributions to drive growth in the wireless LAN market," said Barry Fougere, president and CEO, Colubris Networks. "This recognition further validates our leadership in unifying wired and wireless networks, enabling the cost-effective, scalable and secure delivery of next-generation wireless services worldwide."

The list of Fierce 15 companies is available in today's issue of FierceWireless and on the FierceWireless Web site at

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About Colubris Networks

Colubris Networks is the leading global provider of intelligent multiservice wireless LAN systems for service providers and enterprises. The company's award-winning products deliver seamless, secure access to broadband services and applications while integrating into existing network infrastructure, security and management systems. Colubris Networks' equipment is deployed by more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. For more information, visit the company at, or

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