Cranite Secures Enterasys APs

Will jointly market and distribute a bundle combining Enterasys' RoamAbout R2 WLAN access point with Cranite's FIPS-certified wireless network security solutions

October 7, 2003

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Wireless security leader Cranite Systems, Inc., and Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS - News), a global provider of Business-Driven Networks(TM) for enterprise customers, today announced a marketing and sales relationship.

Through the joint effort, the companies will market and distribute a promotional bundle combining Enterasys' RoamAbout R2 wireless local area network (WLAN) access point with Cranite's FIPS 140-2 certified wireless network security solutions.

Organizations seeking to benefit from wireless networks now can choose a single solution that combines Enterasys' wireless access points and network interface cards (NICs) with licenses for award-winning WirelessWall® software from Cranite. This combined solution gives organizations the flexibility, mobility and advanced security to deploy FIPS 140-2 certified wireless networks.

"Building secure networks is a key focus for Enterasys, and our RoamAbout wireless LAN products meet the highest levels of enterprise wireless security standards," said John Roese, chief technology officer, Enterasys Networks. "Our relationship with Cranite allows us to take wireless security to the next level for government customers. Together, Enterasys and Cranite technologies provide a comprehensive, government-certified FIPS solution for securing wireless networks."

Cranite's WirelessWall software combines centralized management with scalable, enterprise-class intrusion prevention and security for all wireless LAN deployments, regardless of size. Unlike Layer 3 or virtual private network (VPN)-based systems, WirelessWall works at Layer 2, encrypting full Ethernet frames and hiding vital information such as IP addresses, applications and ports from unwanted listeners. This approach protects both the user's data and the organization's network, while enabling users to move from node to node without needing to re-authenticate themselves, saving time and minimizing frustration. Cranite's solution is the only one in its class that meets the government's newest and most rigorous certification standards, known as FIPS 140-2.

"Cranite's objective is to 'bullet-proof' our customers' wireless local area networks, whether the customer is a government organization or an enterprise," said Greg McNulty, CEO, Cranite Systems, Inc. "Combining our technology with that of a company like Enterasys, with its innovative network infrastructure offerings and unparalleled service and support, creates a winning proposition for our customer base."

Enterasys' award-winning RoamAbout solutions deliver high-performance, secure and highly manageable wireless connectivity for both indoor and outdoor enterprise environments. The Enterasys RoamAbout R2 wireless access platform provides support for multiple 802.11 technologies, including 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g, with a dual-slot modular architecture, and offers a comprehensive set of "wired-like" features for security, management and policy enforcement.

The Cranite/Enterasys wireless LAN security bundles include Enterasys' RoamAbout 802.11b NICs, a RoamAbout R2 Access Point, a one-year subscription and support for Cranite's award-winning software, and 10-user, 25-user, or 50-user WirelessWall software licenses. Pricing starts at $2,999 for a 10-user system. Bundles are available by calling +1-703-356-1143, x244, or e-mailing [email protected]. The promotion continues through the end of October 2003.

Cranite Systems Inc.

Enterasys Networks Inc.

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