Enterasys Offers Industry's First Lifetime Warranty on Wireless Controllers

Comprehensive Lifetime Warranty Reduces Total Cost of Ownership for Customer Networks

Jan 18, 2011, 08:00 ET from Enterasys Networks

ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced it is offering a lifetime warranty on its Enterasys (HiPath) Wireless Controllers. Enterasys is the first vendor in the industry to offer a lifetime warranty for controllers, augmenting its current comprehensive lifetime warranty offering for wireless access points as well as wired edge switches.  Along with powerful automation capabilities and industry-leading integrated wired/wireless management capabilities, this enables customers to achieve the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for their wireless network.

With the addition of a lifetime warranty for wireless controllers, Enterasys delivers additional product value, providing customers with significant savings in capital and operational networking costs over the life of the network. According to Gartner, "The increased reliability of networking equipment is moving the industry to a new level of maturity. Lifetime warranty coverage should lower an organization's TCO... Enterprises must make warranty and maintenance services an integral part of the product and vendor evaluation, and, when required, ensure that they buy the right combination of add-on services to meet operational expectations."*

"By extending our industry-leading lifetime warranty coverage to wireless controllers, Enterasys is further demonstrating our commitment to helping customers build the most reliable and cost-effective wired and wireless networks in the industry," said Chris Crowell, President and CEO of Enterasys Networks.  "We are proud to be the first in the industry to offer this level of support to our wireless customers."

Customers may also choose to augment the lifetime warranty by purchasing optional maintenance services to meet their business requirements. Enterasys' full range of award-winning services include online case management, 24x7 consultative phone support, extended coverage for premium licenses and field replaceable components, and accelerated advanced parts replacement options.

*Gartner, Inc., Network Equipment Lifetime Warranties: Enterprise Savings or Vendor Marketing?, Tim Zimmerman, Mark Fabbi, February 19, 2010.

About Enterasys Wireless

Enterasys Wireless solutions provide high performance multimedia capabilities to address user needs to support today's newest devices and the most demanding applications, all in highly mobile environments. They also offer the best TCO in the industry, featuring the comprehensive Enterasys lifetime warranty, unified wired/wireless management and the resiliency/reliability and security required by ANY enterprise.

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.

SOURCE Enterasys Networks