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Enterasys Strengthens Commitment To Network Security With Expansion Of Secure Harbour Security Architecture

Enterasys Networks™, a leader in enterprise networking solutions, today extended the scope of its Secure Harbour™ architecture by introducing the Secure Harbour Solutions Certification Training program. The program focuses on the industry’s first holistic security architecture for complex enterprise networks and will enable employees, customers, and partners to earn an Enterasys Security Specialist (ESS) designation in Secure Harbour.

Enterasys' Secure Harbour is a strategic architecture that takes a holistic approach to network security, thus addressing one of the key issues facing businesses today. The Secure Harbour Solutions Certification Training program is designed to equip channel partners and networking professionals with the knowledge to effectively deploy the most comprehensive security solutions in the industry. The training will be available on a worldwide basis and will include discussion and labs on features and functionality. Among the topics to be covered are:
§ Secure Harbour Program Overview
§ NetSight™ Switch Manager
§ Aurorean™ VPN
§ Dragon Intrusion Detection
§ Internet Firewalls

"Enterasys sees security as one of the key concerns of business today," said John Smyrnos, vice president of Solutions Marketing at Enterasys. "With this latest announcement, we are providing the first tools for our channel partners to use to become familiar with the Secure Harbour architecture so that they can use it to solve their customer's security issues. Moving forward those customers can be assured that when a Secure Harbour Certified organization implements a solution for them, it will meet the highest standards for security."

The ESS Secure Harbour Solutions course is an integral component of a complete certification track offered by Enterasys. Enterasys Specialist (ES) certification can be earned in any of three areas of Enterasys products and technologies - Switching, Router Configuration, and NetSight Element Manager. Certification as an Enterasys Systems Engineer (ESE) requires all three ES certification. ES and ESE certified technicians have proven the highest level of proficiency with the core Enterasys products and technologies.

Enterasys' Security Specialist (ESS) and Security Systems Engineer (ESSE) certification programs are designed to certify networking professionals in Enterasys-specific security solutions. Both programs focus on the Enterasys Secure Harbour solutions, products, and technologies. Completion of the ESS in Secure Harbour will result in an upgrade of an ESE designation to an ESSE designation.

"Azlan is fully supportive of the move towards more certification for security focused partners, as this helps define an important market segment. For us it provides a value-added channel model that we have been undertaking for some time," commented Adrian Botterill, XXX, EMEA for Azlan, a leading European distributor for Enterasys.

About Secure Harbour
Secure Harbour is an architectural approach to network security that enables an organization to monitor, control, or block access to network resources. By doing so, the integrity of the network, and ultimately the business, is protected. This also allows organizations to create comprehensive enterprise security structures that are made possible because they are independent of media or connection type. Offered through Enterasys authorized channels, the Secure Harbour architecture is the first security architecture that encompasses all facets of network infrastructure. Finally, it is an architecture that is scalable to any size of company or network traffic loads.

About Enterasys Networks

Enterasys Networks is a new type of company that combines a single market focus with a strong technology heritage to provide communications infrastructures for enterprise-class customers. Enterasys' networking hardware and software offerings deliver the innovative security, availability and mobility solutions required by Global 2000 organizations, coupled with the industry's strongest service and support. Based in Rochester, New Hampshire, Enterasys is backed by Silver Lake Partners and Cabletron Systems (NYSE: CS), and was named a "Company to Watch in 2001" by CIO Magazine. For more information, visit enterasys.com


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