SOURCE: Enterasys

June 16, 2008 11:27 ET

Enterasys Receives 2007 Product of the Year Award From Communications Solutions

Enterasys Secure Networks for VoIP Honored for Outstanding Innovation and Quality

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Enterasys Networks Inc., the Secure Networks Company™, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Communications Solutions (www.tmcnet.com/comsol) has named Enterasys Secure Networks™ for VoIP as a recipient of a 2007 Product of the Year Award.

The Enterasys Secure Networks for VoIP solution delivers a way to sense and automatically respond to security threats against the IP telephony infrastructure, enforce network access control (NAC) policies, and comply with regulations for monitoring and safety.

"We are pleased to be recognized as a Product of the Year by Communications Solutions," said Mike Fabiaschi, President and CEO of Enterasys. "This independent recognition reinforces our belief that an open-architecture, standards-based approach to secure and prioritize voice, video and data communications cost-effectively delivers choice, reliability, quality, manageability, mobility, and compliance for unified communications users."

"Enterasys has been recognized with a 2007 Product of the Year Award for their excellence in the advancement of voice and data communications," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Communications Solutions. "Enterasys has proven they are committed to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit the customer experience as well as ROI for the companies that use them. I am pleased to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future."

The eighth annual Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to market in 2007 were selected as recipients of this year's Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for their groundbreaking achievement.

The 2007 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners can be found at www.tmcnet.com/comsol/articles/29853-announcing-2007-product-the-year-award-winners-presented.htm.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, in-person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by nearly one million US visitors according to Quantcast* and by over three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Call Center 2.0 Conference and Communications Developer Conference. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Enterasys Networks

Enterasys is owned by a private investor group led by The Gores Group, LLC and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC. Enterasys delivers Secure Networks™ that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of IT services and the business users that rely on them -- without sacrificing performance. Thousands of enterprises, government agencies and educational institutions in more than 70 countries worldwide rely on our convergence, compliance and connectivity solutions to deliver business-oriented, identity-based visibility and control of individual user and application priority and security. The company's culture is centered on the principle, "There is nothing more important than our customers." Enterasys' standards-based, open-architecture approach to network security offers a long technology lifecycle and significant operational and business benefits, while reducing total cost of ownership. Information about Enterasys' award winning, policy-enabled switches, routers, wireless products, security software and services is available at www.enterasys.com.

About The Gores Group

Founded in 1987, The Gores Group, LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, LLC has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. The firm's current private equity fund has committed equity capital of $1.3 billion. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, The Gores Group, LLC maintains offices in Boulder, Colorado and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

About Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

Tennenbaum Capital Partners is a Santa Monica, California-based private investment firm managing over $7.5 billion in committed capital in private funds. The firm's investment strategy is grounded in a long-term, value approach, and it assists -- both financially and operationally -- transitional middle market companies in such industries as technology, healthcare, energy, aerospace, business services, retail and general manufacturing. Tennenbaum's core strengths include in-depth knowledge of equity and debt financing vehicles in the public and private markets, as well as a thorough understanding of special situations. For more information, please visit www.tennenbaumcapital.com.

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