Enterasys Announced as Finalist for Best of Interop 2011

InformationWeek Analytics and Interop Las Vegas 2011 Recognize Enterasys for Market Leading Innovation

Andover, MA — Apr 21, 2011

Today Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications company, announced it has been selected as a Best of Interop finalist for the Wireless & Mobility award category, recognizing Cloud Wireless Solutions technological advancements in this specific category. The Best of Interop winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 10 during Interop Las Vegas, happening May8-12, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information visit: https://www.bestofinterop.com/.

“We are honored to be a finalist in this year’s Best of Interop awards program for our new Cloud Wireless Solutions,” said Chris Crowell, president and CEO of Enterasys Networks. “As the market for connected devices and applications continues racing forward, Enterasys enables customers to choose the wireless deployment model that best fits their business needs, and we see wireless in the cloud, out-tasking wireless network management functions and wireless management via mobile device becoming essential to businesses.”

Enterasys will showcase its Cloud Wireless Solutions, which include premise-based, cloud-based and managed offerings designed to provide customers flexibility for implementing and managing enterprise cloud wireless solutions, at Interop Las Vegas, the market leading business technology event.

Enterasys Cloud Wireless Solutions provide great flexibility in controller and management placement, as well as network management. Using Cloud Wireless Solutions, customers can centralize controllers in their own data centers and self-manage the network via a private cloud model, or contract with an Enterasys wireless partner to manage the controller via the cloud. Customers can also move controllers into the cloud with a hosted service, and self-manage or outsource the management function, lowering barriers to providing a high performing WLAN with a flexible, cost-effective operational model. In addition, Enterasys Cloud Wireless Solutions come with a lifetime warranty, further reducing TCO.

The Best of Interop Judging Committee, comprised of InformationWeek Analytics editors and analysts, reviewed over 100 entries and selected finalists based on the products with the most significant technical impact that are helping to move business technology forward.

“The Best of Interop Awards celebrate the spirit of innovation in the business technology market. Each finalist has demonstrated their commitment to the industry through their advancements in leading edge technologies,” said Art Wittmann, Vice President and Director, InformationWeek Analytics. “We applaud all participating companies and are excited to announce the Best of Interop winners onsite at Interop Las Vegas.”

The eight category areas that Best of Interop finalists were selected for include:

  • Cloud Computing & Virtualization
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center & Storage
  • Infrastructure
  • Network Management, Monitoring & Testing
  • Performance Optimization
  • Security
  • Wireless & Mobility

In addition to these eight specific category areas, there will be two special awards chosen: an overall “Best of Interop” and “Best Startup Company.” This year’s Best of Interop is hosted by InformationWeek Analytics.

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning “Open Communications” approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company’s OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.

About InformationWeek Analytics
InformationWeek Analytics is the leading resource for peer-driven research, providing business technology professionals with the real-world analysis and perspective they need to run better, smarter IT organizations. InformationWeek Analytics content is written and produced by an analyst team comprised of practicing senior IT professionals and InformationWeek’s world-class editors.  Featuring a combination of quantitative research and qualitative real world analysis, coupled with technology-adoption best practices, the InformationWeek Analytics site boasts more than 900 reports and briefs written specifically for and by IT professionals. InformationWeek Analytics is part of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network. For more information, visitwww.analytics.informationweek.com.

About Interop®
Interop ® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb’s family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM TechWeb and partners. For more information about these events visit, www.interop.com.