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Iometrix Tests With Trapeze

Iometrix and Trapeze Networks build and test scaleable and secure enterprise-class wireless network

December 13, 2004

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Iometrix(TM), the networking industry's preeminent testing authority, and Trapeze Networks(TM), maker of the award-winning wireless local area networking (WLAN) Mobility System(TM), today announced that they designed and built the largest, most scalable and secure enterprise-class WLAN test network to date.

Dubbed "My Big Fat WLAN Test," the goal was to determine whether today's WLANs meet enterprises' stringent requirements for security, scalability and management. The test is modeled on a network used in a 50-story multi-tenant commercial building.

My Big Fat WLAN Test includes 10,000 roaming 802.11 clients, 20 Trapeze Mobility Exchange(TM) switches and 200 Trapeze Mobility Points(TM) and multi-vendor access points. It also included a SpectraLink Voice Priority server and a Nortel IP PBX. The network met the performance demands of state-of-the-art wireless security measures, including IEEE 802.1X authentication and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) 2.0/IEEE 802.11i encryption (AES).

The network was designed and built in a matter of days, using Trapeze's RingMaster(TM) planning and management tool suite -- an undertaking that would otherwise have required months of work. Managing 24/7 operations was also smooth -- even when meeting the business requirements for each of the commercial tenants in the test scenario.

"Many IT managers have lingering concerns about deploying wireless," said Bob Mandeville, president and founder of Iometrix. "Our tests unequivocally demonstrate that WLANs scale to meet the rigorous security, scalability and manageability requirements for enterprise deployments. Trapeze has built a solid product that has proven to meet the needs of large enterprises and multi-tenant facilities."

Iometrix Inc.

Trapeze Networks Inc.

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