Enterasys to Provide Siemens with Secure Wired and Wireless Solutions

Jul 25, 2011, 08:00 ET from Enterasys Networks

ANDOVER, Mass., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks recently signed an agreement to become an authorized major supplier of secure wired and wireless network infrastructure for the Security Solutions business of Siemens Industry, Inc. With this agreement, Enterasys, as a Siemens Enterprise Communications company, continues to expand its relationships within the Siemens family of companies.

"Enterasys is offering a whole new level of network and IT management integration to the physical security infrastructure," said Perry Levine, senior director of Business Development for Security Products at Siemens. "Enterasys demonstrates unique capabilities with their identity-aware intelligent switch technology that automates the secure provisioning of IP surveillance cameras and access control devices at the network edge, while also providing device location services and application visibility at the head-end with their NMS."

As a part of this agreement, Enterasys is committed to working closely with Siemens' other major suppliers to simplify the integration of physical security devices on the IP network with strong support of open standards.  

The move to add Enterasys to Siemens' portfolio of security solutions demonstrates the growing need for intelligent, enterprise-class secure switching/routing infrastructure to support the growing demands of IP video surveillance and access control systems.  One of the most common challenges of today's surveillance and video storage environments, Levine notes, is the security and reliability of the IP network.  "With Enterasys, we can now offer our customers a comprehensive IP network solution from edge to head-end."

"We are excited that Siemens has chosen Enterasys as their supplier of secure network solutions," said Chris Crowell, president and CEO of Enterasys Networks.  "At Enterasys, we are committed to solving the challenges introduced by rapid IP adoption within the physical security market. Our rich history in policy-enabled networking and network management positions us well to handle the growing IT complexity caused by an explosion of physical security devices being placed on the IP network. Our alliance with Siemens demonstrates our commitment to address the emerging critical infrastructure requirements of tomorrow's IP converged physical security environment."

About Siemens Enterprise Communications and Enterasys Networks

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.

Building Technologies

A division of Siemens Industry, Inc., Building Technologies is a leading provider of energy and environmental solutions, building controls, electrical distribution equipment, fire safety and security systems solutions. Building Technologies provides a full range of services and solutions from more than 100 locations coast-to-coast, enabling America's buildings to be more comfortable, secure and environmentally friendly as well as less costly to operate. Worldwide, it has nearly 42,000 employees and operates from more than 500 locations in 51 countries. The Building Technologies Division posted worldwide revenues of $9.3 billion in fiscal 2010. www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies

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