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Alcatel Expands Line

CALABASAS, Calif. -- Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP.PA) today announced the Alcatel OmniSwitch 9600 as its latest addition to the award winning OmniSwitch 9000 family of full-featured, high-performance, 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches. The new switch provides a low- cost entry point chassis that uses existing OS9000 modules, delivering future- proof solutions with advanced security and QoS (quality of service) features for use in small enterprise cores, in the aggregation layer, and also in wiring closets due to its compact form factor and flexible power-over-Ethernet support.

An ideal solution for the campus environment, the Alcatel OmniSwitch 9600 provides sophisticated support for future applications including video-over-IP and Gigabit Ethernet to the desktop. The Alcatel OmniSwitch 9600 platform delivers wire-rate processing for IPv4/IPv6 unicast and multicast applications making it the standard for next generation campus architectures.

The OmniSwitch 9600 is a part of Alcatel's end-to-end enterprise switch family that includes stackable and modular edge switches that use the Alcatel Operating System (AOS) for security, simplified manageability, high availability, and reduced total cost of ownership. Security features of the OmniSwitch 9000 family include network access control via Alcatel Access Guardian, and malicious attack containment provided by the Alcatel OmniVista 2770 Quarantine Manager.

The OmniSwitch 9600 features the same network management capabilities as its sister product, the Alcatel OmniSwitch 9700, which was recently named as Network Computing's Editor's Choice for its superb manageability and ease of use. Per the industry recognized evaluation, "This switch best supports the SNMP standard and was the only participant to supply a web interface from which we could perform many tasks normally accomplished on a CLI."

Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA)

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