SOURCE: Extreme Networks, Inc.

September 17, 2008 12:33 ET

Extreme Networks Helps New Mexico's Isleta Casino and Resort to Win Big With Secure Converged Networking

Casino and Resort Discards Cisco and Draws Great Advantages With Extreme Networks Wired, Wireless Ethernet Convergence Solution and Professional Services

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) has been selected by the Isleta Casino and Resort, near Albuquerque, N.M., to provide its facilities with a new converged network and a full complement of professional services for network assessment, design and deployment. The result is a complete solution for the organization, meeting all of the casino and resort's performance, voice, video and data convergence, security and wireless LAN requirements.

From the start, with the decision to replace an outdated network, Extreme Networks worked with Isleta to build a new converged network from the ground up, conducting various network and IT assessments to help ensure that Isleta Casino and Resort could implement the necessary security, deliver IPTV video services and provide mobility for guests and staff throughout via wired and wireless LANs.

Extreme Networks deployed its BlackDiamond® 8810 modular switches to provide data aggregation, Summit® X450 fixed switches with Power over Ethernet (PoE) at the edge, and its Summit WM system with Altitude™ 350 wireless LAN Access Points for fast wireless connectivity.

"Extreme Networks network assessment services were tremendous because they pinpointed vulnerabilities and potential shortcomings, and then provided us with a clear and concise report that we could evaluate and then work from to harden our security and help to ensure availability," said Larry Loff, MIS manager for Isleta Casino and Resort. "The Gaming Regulatory commission has approved the network and we feel confident that we are one of the most secure gaming properties in the state."

"Extreme Networks provides a sizeable advantage to resorts that are faced with complex challenges, such as maintaining a 24x7 operation with reliable support of casino gaming, voice/video convergence over wired and wireless LANs," said Paul Hooper, chief marketing officer for Extreme Networks. "By augmenting our Ethernet solution with professional network assessment and design services, the customer gains complete confidence in their IT investment. The successful implementation at the Isleta Casino and Resort is truly a winner."

The entire network for Isleta Casino and Resort, including wired and wireless, data, voice and video, is managed with Extreme Networks EPICenter® software suite, providing comprehensive network management tools and a unified view to simplify device configuration and status monitoring. Additionally, the Extreme Networks Sentriant® threat mitigation solution constantly monitors the network for abnormal traffic behavior and virus threats that lack signatures, helping to ensure integrity of data and communications.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance and high availability switching that deliver insight and control enabling customers to solve their real-world business communications challenges. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by a global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit:

Extreme Networks, Summit and BlackDiamond are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the performance, speed and availability of the BlackDiamond modular switches, summit fixed switches, Altitude wireless access points and Sentriant threat mitigation solutions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including, but not limited to product and network configuration. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors."

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