Extreme Networks Recognized with Two Manufacturing Leadership Awards Extreme Honored for Enterprise Technology & Production Leadership

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in high performance networking, has been recognized with two 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Award) for its advanced predictive analytics and automation in software quality assurance. This recognition demonstrates Extreme Networks' positive impact on operating results, process efficiencies and original enterprise process improvements.

Extreme Networks' advanced predictive analytics provide an automated approach that facilitates more accurate revenue forecasting indicators and predictive capabilities. The predictive analytics tool, which can be utilized in real time to view the likely outcome of the quarter, has tremendously increased customer satisfaction levels, product margins and the accuracy of forecasts, while simultaneously reducing escalations and field returns.

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) test automation infrastructure is critical to achieving the testing efficiencies required for today's product delivery schedule. Extreme Networks' solution helps achieve optimum operational efficiency and cost savings by allowing users to address a wide variety of unique challenges and requirements of test environments and quickly resolve such issues found during continuous review meetings. With the proprietary automation solution, Extreme Networks has decreased time-to market, while also being able to support more complex products.

"Extreme is built on a foundation of trust with our customers and long term customer-vendor relationships," said Brad Martin, chief quality officer at Extreme Networks. "Receiving these Manufacturing Leadership Awards exemplifies our commitment to product and manufacturing innovation and leadership. We have set a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation, in addition to best-in-class service and support."

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Manufacturing Leadership Awards
The Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Awards) honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Award nominees describe their breakthrough projects using the nomination form. Nominations for breakthrough projects are entered into specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Seven of the ML Awards categories are for outstanding projects undertaken and completed by a manufacturing company. Four of the categories recognize the achievements of individual manufacturing executives.

For more information, go to: http://mlawards.gilcommunity.com/

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and marketing leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control.  Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security.  Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries.  For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.

Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, and Purview are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to the features, performance, and benefits of Extreme Networks products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks that are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sec.gov.

Media Contacts:

Greg Cross
Extreme Networks
408 579 3483
gcross@extremenetworks.com

Jennifer Grabowski
Racepoint Global
617 624 3231
ExtremeUS@racepointglobal.com

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SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.



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