ENTERASYS NETWORKS- ENTERS INTO £3.4 MILLION DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH SHARPTEXT Wednesday 14 February 2001 PDF Print Partnership Enables Sharptext to Distribute Enterasys’ Complete Line of Secure, Available and Mobile Business Communication Solutions Throughout Ireland Enterasys Networks, a leader in secure, available and mobile enterprise communications solutions, and Sharptext, a leading Irish distributor based in Ballymount, Dublin, Ireland, today announced the signing of an Irish distribution agreement allowing the organisation to distribute and resell Enterasys’ complete portfolio of high-performance infrastructure solutions throughout both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The agreement, which is expected to reach potential revenues of £3.4 million within the first year, provides Sharptext resellers and their enterprise customers with comprehensive network solutions and services, designed to support the growing content-dependent business market. "Sharptext is extremely pleased with this appointment. At a stroke, not only does this partnership provide our customers with a comprehensive choice of networking options, but also gives us access to the range of world-leading technologies that Enterasys has developed," commented Paul White, managing director of Sharptext. "Ireland is currently experiencing strong economic growth attracting significant inward investment from high-tech and service industries. This in turn is creating high demand for advanced communications solutions and our remit with Enterasys allows our resellers to take advantage of this buoyant market." Enterasys complement Sharptext’s existing offerings with network infrastructure solutions that maximize availability, ensure security and provide mobility for the enterprise market. Its leading-edge X-Pedition family, the industry’s number one range of Layer 3 switch/routers, its Matrix series of switches, and it management software Netsight, ensure total 24x7 network availability. The recently announced Aurorean Virtual Network VPN solution and Dragon Intruder Detection System are designed to protect the entire network infrastructure, as components of Secure Harbour, the industry’s first holistic security framework for enterprise business. The award-winning RoamAbout wireless solution provides total mobility within the enterprise. "From our experience in the Irish market, we see a real need for the suite of products which we have developed. As a company, we are singularly focused on providing solutions that enable the next-generation of business communications, and we believe that our position as a secure, available and mobile communications provider will resonate across the Irish business community and attract many new business opportunities to Sharptext’s reseller base," said Vice President for Enterasys UK & Ireland, Stefan Michal. "Given their commitment to the channel, their high caliber client base and the depth of services and expertise they provide, Sharptext is an extremely valuable partner for us in Ireland." For further information on Enterasys’ complete solution portfolio please visit http://www.enterasys.com/solutions For further information on Sharptext please visit http://www.Sharptext.com About Sharptext Sharptext is Ireland's largest distributor of IT products and related services, from eCommerce infrastructure products such as servers, firewalls and other networking equipment, to PCs, imaging products, printers, software, and supplies. Sharptext is a member of the DCC Group of Companies. DCC is an Irish based value-adding marketing and distribution group which employs approximately 2,700 people. Within DCC, Sharptext is a member of SerCom Distribution - the computer services division. SerCom Distribution was founded in 1980 and is Ireland's largest and most successful indigenous IT company. It is a rapidly developing international division which provides distribution services to the computer sector. About Enterasys Networks Enterasys Networks is a new kind of company, singularly focused on providing global business communication solutions to enterprise customers. Enterasys Networks vision is to bring customers solutions that enhance their ability to communicate. With over 650 communications-linked patents, Enterasys Networks is the leading business-communications innovator. Enterasys has partnerships with many of the world's leading IT solutions providers, allowing it to build powerful and intelligent infrastructure solutions for today's Global 2000 enterprise customers. Scalability and manageability are at the core of Enterasys Networks’ award-winning holistic networking infrastructure solutions. By optimising customer solutions to support converged voice, video and data, Enterasys Networks creates solid foundations for the seamless deployment of emerging business-critical applications. Through its high touch sales model, and a global network of certified and highly trained resellers, Enterasys Networks delivers unrivalled sales and support services across the business world. For more information on Enterasys Networks products, services and partners, visit our web site at enterasys.com. Enterasys Networks' financial backers include Silver Lake Partners and Cabletron Systems (NYSE: CS). Editorial Contacts: Further information on Enterasys - including interviews, reviews and photography is available from Martin Brindley and Natalie Johnson at MCC International. Annmarie Dickson Enterasys Networks Tel: 01635 810723 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Martin Brindley / Natalie Johnson MCC International Ltd Tel: 01962 888100 E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org Alan Ryan Sharptext Tel: +353 1408 7171 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of MCC International Ltd in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.