Enterasys Networks Products Named Finalists in Multiple Categories for Best of Show Awards At NetWorld+Interop


Enterasys Networks(TM) today announced that two of its networking products were named by CMP Media’s InternetWeek and Network Computing as Finalists in the Best of Show Awards competition at NetWorld+Interop 2001 Las Vegas. The RoamAbout(TM) R2 was named in the Enterprise Network Infrastructure category and the Matrix(TM) E1 in the Carrier Network Infrastructure category. Enterasys is the only computer networking company with products named as finalists in more than one category.

Introduced on April 30th of this year, the RoamAbout R2 is the industry’s first wireless access platform that will support the IEEE 802.11a standard for 54 Megabit per second (Mbps) wireless LANs. The R2 will enable high-bandwidth applications such as voice, video and multimedia for wireless LANs, and offer investment protection and an easy migration path from 802.11b to 802.11a wireless networks. In addition, the R2 will offer a full suite of advanced “wired-like” features for wireless networks, including Layer 3-4 capabilities, Quality of Service (QoS), support for the 802.1X standard, and other advanced security features.

Enterasys’ Matrix E1 delivers the industry’s first 10-Gigabit Ethernet networking platform to meet the performance needs of enterprise networks. The Matrix E1, which will be delivered in the second half of 2001, will be a standalone aggregation device with 10-Gigabit transport capabilities for enterprise networks.

The editors of InternetWeek and Network Computing, two of CMP Media’s premier IT publications, review over 300 submissions and then scour the show floor evaluating hundreds of new products and select finalists in 12 categories. The Best of Show Awards are designed to help IT and network managers shorten the evaluation process in assessing new products. By identifying innovative products debuted at NetWorld+Interop, the Best of Show Awards assist in the quest for Internet-enabled solutions.

“Enterasys Networks is truly honored to be chosen as a Best of Show finalist in two separate categories,” said John Pappas, Enterasys Networks’ director of Technical Marketing. “Our engineering team has done a superb job of delivering these industry leading products to a marketplace that is focused on IT solutions that offer increased security, higher availability, and mobility.”

“The process of choosing the finalists was complex,” said Wayne Rash, editor for InternetWeek and head of the joint editorial judging team with Network Computing for the Best of Show Awards. “We selected the Matrix E1 and RoamAbout R2 from Enterasys because we believe they are both among the most innovative solutions in their respective categories,” explained Rob Kohlhepp, lab director for Network Computing.

Winners of the Best of Show at NetWorld+Interop 2001 Las Vegas will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


NetWorld+Interop is a Key3Media event http://www.key3media.com. NetWorld+Interop provides networking, Internet and telecommunications professional buyers with a uniquely comprehensive forum for education and hands-on products and services in order to make critical purchase decisions. NetWorld+Interop affords buyers from enterprises, carrier/service providers, and resellers/integrators the opportunity to experience live technology demonstrations first-hand. It’s this focus on advanced, multi-vendor, multi-protocol, multi-service interoperability technologies and solutions that makes NetWorld+Interop the definitive networking event.


CMP Media’s InternetWeek http://www.internetweek.com is the news and analysis source for 275,000 IT and corporate managers applying Internet technologies and strategies to transform their businesses. With a history of innovation and thought leadership, InternetWeek is the only newspaper with an Internet/IT editorial focus–meeting the informational needs of e-business stakeholders charged with delivering results and driving business to survive in today’s competitive marketplace. According to the most recent Simmons and IntelliQuest readership studies, InternetWeek delivers the most powerful audience–it is the best-read and maintains the highest reader loyalty of all newspapers in its category.

Network Computing

Network Computing http://www.networkcomputing.com is published by CMP Media, Manhasset NY. From emerging companies to service providers, Network Computing defines the core issues facing people who manage technology in business – analyzing the critical decision points in purchasing the products, technologies and services that achieve corporate initiatives. Twice a month 220,000 IT professionals turn to Network Computing to get the information they need to make the right purchase decisions. In addition, the publication consistently has the largest average-issue audience among all networking publications, according to Simmons and IntelliQuest.


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Enterasys Networks

Enterasys Networks is a new type of company that combines a single market focus with a strong technology heritage to provide communications infrastructures for enterprise-class customers. Enterasys’ networking hardware and software offerings deliver the innovative security, availability and mobility solutions required by Global 2000 organizations, coupled with the industry’s strongest service and support. Based in Rochester, New Hampshire, Enterasys is backed by Silver Lake Partners and Cabletron Systems (NYSE: CS), and was named a “Company to Watch in 2001” by CIO Magazine. For more information, visit www.enterasys.com.

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