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10-Gigabit Ethernet with "Quality of Service Bandwidth when and where you need it" - Getting 10 Gigabit Ethernet is good. Getting the quality of service (QoS) to process every packet perfectly is even better. Extreme Networks makes sure that enterprises and metro providers get both.

It's the only 10 gig switching solution with the muscle to blow through any bottleneck, plus the finesse to make the most out of every bit-without slowing performance. What's the secret? The industry's most advanced Policy-Based QoS capabilities for Ethernet, including bandwidth management, traffic shaping and traffic classification.

What puts Extreme's Policy-Based QoS so far ahead of the 10 gig pack?

Start with intelligent bandwidth management. It ensures precise control over the latency of every packet stream. That's not just good news for metro providers that offer guaranteed service levels for delay-sensitive voice and video. It's also a lifesaver for legacy apps that time-out when they run into enterprise-level latency. And Extreme's Policy-Based QoS does away with delay-related errors and time-outs that crop up when broadcast domains and VLANs extend over long distances.

There's more: Extreme offers the traffic-shaping tools that prevent bursty, bandwidth-hungry services and apps from hogging the wire. Better yet, packets that exceed their threshold are buffered until there's enough throughput to send them safely. And spare capacity can be exploited by any service or app that needs it. Extreme understands that even at 10 Gbps, if it's not being used, it's being wasted.

On top of that, Extreme offers comprehensive classification on eight queues that are on each outbound port. Classification can be explicit, relying on DiffServ and IEEE 802.1p tags. Or it can be implicit, based on incoming ports, IP source and destination addresses, IP Layer 4 application ports or MAC address. Equally vital for serious QoS deployments, Extreme handles these in-depth classifications with ease - even when performing Layer 2 switching.

So what's the business payoff for Extreme Networks' 10 gig solution? A 21st century infrastructure that's primed and ready for any emerging services and apps that come your way.

For Ethernet metro providers, that means immediate relief for points of presence (POPs) that are taking a beating. It also means it's easier to roll out new services and to enforce premium service guarantees for all traffic - even latency-sensitive voice and real-time video. What's more, Extreme delivers unsurpassed quality of service (QoS) across Ethernet metros using powerful bandwidth management, traffic shaping and traffic classification capabilities. So metro providers can guarantee the precise bandwidth each type of customer traffic needs, where and when they need it.

Enterprises have their own worries. But thanks to Extreme, they can stop worrying and start deploying 10 gig with QoS - between campus buildings, to remote data centers, to IP storage area networks and to high-capacity network-attached storage devices. Extreme is also ready to handle apps like clustering and IP SANs that use iSCSI. Porting SCSI to IP, iSCSI lets servers attach to iSCSI storage devices across 10 gig links. And smart bandwidth allocation means bottlenecks won't be problematic as apps become more complex or cluster processing-capacity grows.

Ethernet Everywhere®: It's a way of life at Extreme.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jan. 27, 2003 - Extreme Networks, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: EXTR) BlackDiamond® core switch outfitted with 10-Gigabit Ethernet was named 'Editor's Choice' by Network Computing Magazine, published Jan. 2003. This recognition was based on a comparative laboratory test of high-capacity core switching solutions between Extreme Networks and Foundry Networks, no other vendors elected to participate.

Extreme's BlackDiamond switch received Editor's Choice and received an "A" grade for its impressive performance, extensive set of features, ease of configuration and value to Enterprise users. Performance was key to the review, as the BlackDiamond switch flawlessly handled QoS traffic in bursts of 500 packets. "The BlackDiamond didn't drop a single packet, even in our most rigorous tests," reported Peter Morrissey, contributing editor for Network Computing.

Network Computing was the first publication to test and report on standards-based 802.3ae 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching devices, the review compared Extreme with Foundry Networks' Big Iron 10-Gigabit Ethernet solution. For more information, see the article, "Life in the Really Fast Lane," Network Computing.

"Network Computing is known throughout the industry as a top proving ground for providing balanced assessments of performance and value," said Duncan Potter, vice president of marketing for Extreme Networks. "Receiving 'Editor's Choice' validates our tradition of providing the highest performance switching solutions."

Extreme Networks' 10-Gigabit switching platform provides a reliable, ultra-high bandwidth network foundation for advanced applications including convergence of data with voice and video, high-speed storage and ERP software. The BlackDiamond switch delivers advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features to provide maximum bandwidth without encroaching on resources available for other applications. Network availability and response time are dramatically improved across the network enabling users to benefit from productivity enhancements.

Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks delivers the most effective applications and services infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, less complex and more cost-effective. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks sells it awarding-winning switching solutions in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com.

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

LIBERTY MEDICAL SUPPLY FORTIFIES DATACENTER WITH 10 GIGABIT ETHERNET FROM EXTREME NETWORKS

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - July 21, 2003 - Liberty Medical Supply, a PolyMedica Company and the nation's leading direct-to-consumer Medicare provider of diabetes testing supplies, medications and other diabetes management products, is implementing high performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections from Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) across its facilities for a highly-scalable switched campus network.

Liberty's national operation provides essential supplies and services relied upon by more than a half million customers. The company has augmented its existing network with high performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections, utilizing Extreme Networks' award-winning BlackDiamond® core switch. The campus data center, based in Port St. Lucie, FL., is designed for high availability, utilizing Layer 1 (physical), Layer 2 and Layer 3 (OSPF protocol) redundancy to ensure maximum network availability. To ensure comprehensive high bandwidth connectivity for office automation applications across its three sites, Liberty Medical utilizes leased dark fiber between buildings. 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces serve two primary computing needs, allowing interactive application traffic to be carried across the fiber, and separate Storage Area Network (SAN) traffic to occupy the same physical fiber links.

"It is critical that we build a reliable, high performance network that can scale to meet our evolving needs," said John Hegner, vice president technology services for Liberty Medical Supply. "10 Gigabit Ethernet from Extreme Networks met these various requirements. We were impressed with the BlackDiamond switch and its Layer 3 routing capabilities, standards-based approach and security features. As convergence capabilities become necessary in the future, we will be prepared."

With its global presence, industry awards and demonstrated market leadership for Layer 3 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments (as reported by the Dell'Oro Group, quarter ended March 2003), Extreme Networks is recognized as the leader in high-performance Ethernet. The Company combines scalable switching with extensive bandwidth management and Quality of Service (QoS) and security features to support demanding applications and services. These features are achieved consistently across each switching device, with a complete suite of management software to address configuration, monitoring and application health.

"Customers are ramping up with our leading 10 Gigabit technology to address a number of business needs," said Duncan Potter, vice president of marketing for Extreme Networks. "Liberty Medical Supply is positive proof of how an enterprise can benefit from increased Ethernet scalability while taking full advantage of their investment in fiber cabling infrastructure."

Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks delivers the most effective applications and services infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, less complex and more cost-effective. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks sells it awarding-winning switching solutions in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com.

Extreme Networks and BlackDiamond are registered of Extreme Networks, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about achieving our strategic and financial goals, and other statements that include "expect," "anticipate" or words of similar intent. 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: (i) a limited operating history and limited history of profitability that make it more difficult to predict results; (ii) current economic trends in worldwide geographic markets; (iii) the effectiveness of our cost reduction efforts (iv) fluctuations in demand for our products and services; (iv) a highly competitive business environment for network switching equipment; (v) the possibility that we might experience delays in the development of new technology and products, and (vi) a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of our products. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2002, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors," which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK DEPLOYS HIGH PERFORMANCE 10-GIGABIT ETHERNET SWITCHING FROM EXTREME NETWORKS

Extreme's award-winning switches support advanced learning environment at prestigious academic institution in the United Kingdom

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - June 19, 2003 - The University of Warwick has selected Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) for a complete campus-wide network resulting in scalable 10-Gigabit Ethernet backbone connectivity. Working with pan-European network services and solutions provider Telindus, Extreme Networks has supplied its advanced switching systems for a network designed to support high-speed network access and IP convergence. The network serves a combined staff and student enrollment of more than 21,000.

The University of Warwick's challenge was to create a comprehensive network infrastructure that would enable reliable access to the campus backbone from its 5,300 student rooms. The complete solution, built with Extreme Networks' advanced 10-Gigabit and Gigabit Ethernet core and edge switching platforms, allows Warwick to provide students with connections to different University services along with the delivery of high-speed Internet access. Each of the 6,000 connection points positioned throughout the campus receive 100Mpbs connectivity for the transfer of library files, e-learning applications and associated multimedia material. The network also provides the upgrade of performance and bandwidth to assist with the future delivery of streaming video and voice applications over the network.

With its global presence, numerous product awards and number one market position for Layer 3 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments (as reported by the Dell'Oro Group, quarter ended March 2003), Extreme Networks is recognized as the leader in high-performance Ethernet switching. The Company combines scalable switching with extensive bandwidth management and Quality of Service (QoS) features to support applications and services. These features are achieved consistently across each switching device to address every part of the network.

"We wanted to leap ahead as far as possible with the most appropriate technology foundation," said Mary Visser, assistant director of IT services for the University of Warwick. "We achieve this with a stable, scalable and simple network provided by Extreme Networks. Now, applications such as voice and streaming video are readily supported to deliver a much more meaningful experience for our students."

Integrator Telindus worked with Extreme to recommend a complete core and edge solution at the University of Warwick. The deployment includes the BlackDiamond® modular switches that deliver bandwidth to Summit® line of switches at the edge of the network. The specific design supports high levels of resiliency in the network while delivering the flexibility to support applications.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks delivers the most effective applications and services infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, less complex and more cost-effective. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks sells it awarding-winning switching solutions in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com

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

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about achieving our strategic and financial goals, and other statements that include "expect," "anticipate" or words of similar intent. 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: (i) a limited operating history and limited history of profitability that make it more difficult to predict results; (ii) current economic trends in worldwide geographic markets; (iii) the effectiveness of our cost reduction efforts (iv) fluctuations in demand for our products and services; (iv) a highly competitive business environment for network switching equipment; (v) the possibility that we might experience delays in the development of new technology and products, and (vi) a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of our products. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2002, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors," which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission

EXTREME NETWORKS LEADS IN 10 GIGABIT SHIPMENTS; NEW CUSTOMER HANCOCK TELECOM SELECTS EXTREME'S 10 GIGABIT FOR RESIDENTIAL BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT

Extreme captures the number one spot for Layer 3 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments in latest Dell'Oro Group Report

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - May 21, 2003 - Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) continues to lead the Ethernet networking market by capturing the number one market share position for Layer 3 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments and adding new customers. Prominent industry research firm, the Dell'Oro Group, has listed Extreme Networks as the market share leader in Layer 3 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments (reported for 1Q03, quarter ended March 2003). In addition, Indiana's incumbent local exchange carrier, Hancock Telecom, has selected Extreme Networks to deploy Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) residential broadband services spanning multiple counties.

As reported by the Dell'Oro Group, Extreme shipped 50 percent more 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports compared to the second ranked vendor during the last quarter. "Having an increase in port shipments demonstrates the market's growing need for 10 Gigabit technology and Extreme's robust solution, which is more than just added bandwidth," said Duncan Potter, vice president of marketing, Extreme Networks. "We understand what customers such as Hancock Telecom need in terms of performance and functionality from their 10 Gigabit switch -- to build the infrastructure that truly integrates voice, video and data services."

Extreme's BlackDiamond® switching platform with 10 Gigabit Ethernet was tapped by Hancock Telecom to provide performance, flexibility and investment protection, thereby, meeting both today's needs and future network requirements. High-speed Ethernet delivered over fiber will be made available to consumers for intensive applications such as uncompressed IP video and Video on Demand (VoD) type services. Delivery of these services requires an advanced switching infrastructure leveraging both scalable bandwidth and advanced levels of Quality of Service (QoS). Hancock Telecom supports multiple Gigabits of bandwidth and enforces strict policy for network traffic so that adequate performance is available for latency sensitive content.

"10 Gigabit Ethernet with advanced bandwidth management is critical for fiber-based telecom services that carry the 'triple play' of voice, video and data over a single connection," said Mike Knoll, Central Office Supervisor for Hancock Telecom. "To deliver these innovative services reliably, we needed more than just bandwidth. We have to have the ability to manage and prioritize traffic over a redundant and responsive infrastructure. Extreme Networks supports us in each of these capacities with its high-performance switching solutions."

Hancock Telecom, part of a statewide consortium of telecommunications providers delivering services to multiple counties throughout Indiana, currently provides more than 8000 access lines.

Hancock Telecom also has subsidiary companies including Hancock Communications, which provides competitive local telecommunication services; and Hancock Internet & Hancock Long Distance - offering service to surrounding areas and to Hancock Telecom and Hancock Communications customers.

Extreme Networks' BlackDiamond switch, outfitted with its 10GRLi module, was named Editor's Choice by Network Computing magazine in 2003 (see Networking Computing January 2003) and received Network Computing's annual Well-Connected title for network infrastructure. The Editor's Choice recognition was based on a comparative laboratory test of high-capacity core switching solutions between Extreme Networks and Foundry Networks, no other vendors elected to participate. The switch was given an "A" grade for its impressive performance, extensive set of features, ease of configuration and value to Enterprise users. Performance was key to the review, as the BlackDiamond switch flawlessly handled QoS traffic in bursts of 500 packets. "The BlackDiamond didn't drop a single packet, even in our most rigorous tests," reported Peter Morrissey, contributing editor for Network Computing.

Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks delivers the most effective applications and services infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, simpler and more cost-effective. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks markets its network switching solutions in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com

Extreme Networks and BlackDiamond are registered of Extreme Networks, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about achieving our strategic and financial goals, and other statements that include "expect," "anticipate" or words of similar intent. 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: (i) a limited operating history and limited history of profitability that make it more difficult to predict results; (ii) current economic trends in worldwide geographic markets; (iii) the effectiveness of our cost reduction efforts (iv) fluctuations in demand for our products and services; (iv) a highly competitive business environment for network switching equipment; (v) the possibility that we might experience delays in the development of new technology and products, and (vi) a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of our products. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2002, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors," which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission

EXTREME NETWORKS LEADS IN 10 GIGABIT SHIPMENTS; NEW CUSTOMER HANCOCK TELECOM SELECTS EXTREME'S 10 GIGABIT FOR RESIDENTIAL BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT

Extreme captures the number one spot for Layer 3 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments in latest Dell'Oro Group Report

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - May 21, 2003 - Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) continues to lead the Ethernet networking market by capturing the number one market share position for Layer 3 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments and adding new customers. Prominent industry research firm, the Dell'Oro Group, has listed Extreme Networks as the market share leader in Layer 3 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments (reported for 1Q03, quarter ended March 2003). In addition, Indiana's incumbent local exchange carrier, Hancock Telecom, has selected Extreme Networks to deploy Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) residential broadband services spanning multiple counties.

As reported by the Dell'Oro Group, Extreme shipped 50 percent more 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports compared to the second ranked vendor during the last quarter. "Having an increase in port shipments demonstrates the market's growing need for 10 Gigabit technology and Extreme's robust solution, which is more than just added bandwidth," said Duncan Potter, vice president of marketing, Extreme Networks. "We understand what customers such as Hancock Telecom need in terms of performance and functionality from their 10 Gigabit switch -- to build the infrastructure that truly integrates voice, video and data services."

Extreme's BlackDiamond® switching platform with 10 Gigabit Ethernet was tapped by Hancock Telecom to provide performance, flexibility and investment protection, thereby, meeting both today's needs and future network requirements. High-speed Ethernet delivered over fiber will be made available to consumers for intensive applications such as uncompressed IP video and Video on Demand (VoD) type services. Delivery of these services requires an advanced switching infrastructure leveraging both scalable bandwidth and advanced levels of Quality of Service (QoS). Hancock Telecom supports multiple Gigabits of bandwidth and enforces strict policy for network traffic so that adequate performance is available for latency sensitive content.

"10 Gigabit Ethernet with advanced bandwidth management is critical for fiber-based telecom services that carry the 'triple play' of voice, video and data over a single connection," said Mike Knoll, Central Office Supervisor for Hancock Telecom. "To deliver these innovative services reliably, we needed more than just bandwidth. We have to have the ability to manage and prioritize traffic over a redundant and responsive infrastructure. Extreme Networks supports us in each of these capacities with its high-performance switching solutions."

Hancock Telecom, part of a statewide consortium of telecommunications providers delivering services to multiple counties throughout Indiana, currently provides more than 8000 access lines.

Hancock Telecom also has subsidiary companies including Hancock Communications, which provides competitive local telecommunication services; and Hancock Internet & Hancock Long Distance - offering service to surrounding areas and to Hancock Telecom and Hancock Communications customers.

Extreme Networks' BlackDiamond switch, outfitted with its 10GRLi module, was named Editor's Choice by Network Computing magazine in 2003 (see Networking Computing January 2003) and received Network Computing's annual Well-Connected title for network infrastructure. The Editor's Choice recognition was based on a comparative laboratory test of high-capacity core switching solutions between Extreme Networks and Foundry Networks, no other vendors elected to participate. The switch was given an "A" grade for its impressive performance, extensive set of features, ease of configuration and value to Enterprise users. Performance was key to the review, as the BlackDiamond switch flawlessly handled QoS traffic in bursts of 500 packets. "The BlackDiamond didn't drop a single packet, even in our most rigorous tests," reported Peter Morrissey, contributing editor for Network Computing.

Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks delivers the most effective applications and services infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, simpler and more cost-effective. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks markets its network switching solutions in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com

Extreme Networks and BlackDiamond are registered of Extreme Networks, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about achieving our strategic and financial goals, and other statements that include "expect," "anticipate" or words of similar intent. 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: (i) a limited operating history and limited history of profitability that make it more difficult to predict results; (ii) current economic trends in worldwide geographic markets; (iii) the effectiveness of our cost reduction efforts (iv) fluctuations in demand for our products and services; (iv) a highly competitive business environment for network switching equipment; (v) the possibility that we might experience delays in the development of new technology and products, and (vi) a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of our products. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2002, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors," which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission

TREME NETWORKS REDEFINES CORE ETHERNET SWITCHING

Fourth Generation Networking Silicon System Scales for Millions of Connected Devices, Scales the Core with 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Protects Customers from Costly Upgrade Cycles

LAS VEGAS (N+I) - April 29, 2003 - Completing its third phase of critical new network advancements addressing the entire network with next generation technology, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced its Fourth Generation Networking Silicon System (4GNSS™) for the emerging 10-Gigabit Ethernet core. The 4GNSS architecture readies the network infrastructure for millions of devices by providing the first truly programmable and adaptable core switching architecture to support non-stop network environments. The 4GNSS architecture incorporates a new approach to building scalable core networks by enabling adaptable, non-stop switching with dense, wire-speed 10-Gigabit Ethernet performance.

Today's networks must evolve into tomorrow's networks that will include numerous new applications, requirements and protocols - many yet unknown. Extreme's 4GNSS architecture includes a new feature, T-Flex, which provides unequaled flexibility to accommodate for these changes. The new T-Flex feature includes ASIC-based programmable packet parsers and editors that allow new innovative features to be deployed without costly hardware upgrades.

Other network changes in the access layer will result in a massive proliferation of network devices requiring a new level of scalability at the core. The new 4GNSS architecture provides unsurpassed levels of scalability granularity for both current Ethernet and IPv4-based environments, as well as seamless migration to next generation networks supporting protocols such as IPv6, MPLS and HVPLS.

"Not only must the next generation Ethernet core be ready for the approaching wave of devices and convergence, it must carry customers far into the future," said Duncan Potter, vice president of marketing for Extreme Networks. "Our 4GNSS architecture with T-Flex is a significant divergence from the common approach to networking infrastructure. It delivers completely new levels of flexibility and meets future scalability requirements of large enterprise and Metro customers. This level of functionality enables users of Extreme networks to be confident that their networks with deliver years of useful life."

New Framework for Business Optimized Networks
With the introduction of its fourth generation silicon, Extreme Networks completes the strategy for evolving the network to support a massive proliferation of networking devices and the implementation of new, sophisticated converged applications.

  • The recently announced Unified Access Architecture equips the edge of the network for intelligent wired and wireless switching connectivity.
  • The third-generation Triumph™ chipset delivers bandwidth density, traffic management and application support for current core and future distribution portion of the network
  • The 4GNSS architecture extends intelligence, scalability and flexibility in the core of the network.

"Network capabilities must be extended in Enterprise and Metro infrastructures to appropriately handle the new types of devices and services appearing on the network," said Todd Hanson, Principal Analyst, Gartner. "This requires fundamental changes in network design including enhancements in the core, access and distribution portions of networks. Next generation Ethernet is positioned to meet these challenges as it provides the scalability and intelligence for ever-changing requirements."

Advanced 4GNSS Enterprise Capabilities
For Extreme's enterprise customers, the 4GNSS architecture delivers cost-effective and dense Gigabit and 10 Gigabit connectivity, high availability, seamless support for IPv6 migration, and prepares the network for application convergence and the emergence of ubiquitous wireless connectivity at the edge.

Advanced 4GNSS Service Provider Capabilities
With comprehensive support for Metro service provider requirements, the 4GNSS architecture delivers wire-speed IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, HVPLS and NAT, among a host of advanced features. Additionally, T-Control implements fine-grained traffic shaping with resolution down to 1 kbps allowing service providers to deliver a wide range of services. With the recently announced Triumph products, Extreme provides 1kbps resolution for all parts of the Metro network: access, city core and regional core.

"Mariner:" The Industry's Leading 10 Gigabit Ethernet Platform
Extreme's first incarnation of the new 4GNSS architecture, code named "Mariner," delivers six 10 Gigabit ports or 60 Gigabit Ethernet ports per blade for a total of 48 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 480 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single chassis. Additionally, the "Mariner" switch provides hitless failover, hitless upgrades and self-healing capabilities.

  • "Mariner" will be demonstrated during the NetWorld+Interop tradeshow, booth #6048
  • "Mariner" is enabling the 10 Gigabit core of the NetWorld+Interop event network (eNET), connecting over 5,000 nodes and supporting a diverse suite of converged voice, video and data applications with advanced Quality of Service
  • "Mariner" is currently in customer trials

The "Mariner" switch will be available in the third quarter of 2003. Pricing will be less than $50,000 for an entry-level system, with 10 Gigabit Ethernet pricing less than $8,000 per port (US list price).

Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks provides an effective applications infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, less complex and more cost-effective than conventional solutions. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks sells it awarding-winning switching solutions in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com.

Extreme Networks is a registered trademark and 4GNSS and Triumph are trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about achieving our strategic and financial goals, and other statements that include "expect," "anticipate" or words of similar intent. 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: (i) a limited operating history and limited history of profitability that make it more difficult to predict results; (ii) current economic trends in worldwide geographic markets; (iii) the effectiveness of our cost reduction efforts (iv) fluctuations in demand for our products and services; (iv) a highly competitive business environment for network switching equipment; (v) the possibility that we might experience delays in the development of new technology and products, and (vi) a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of our products. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2002, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors," which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

 

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