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New Suite of Management Tools Increases Control and Simplifies Administration of Enterprise Networks to Meet Business Needs

January 30, 2002 - Enterasys Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ETS), a leader in enterprise networking solutions, today announced NetSight Atlas, a set of system-level management tools that provides advanced control in network administration and operation, enabling enterprise networks to align more closely with business needs. In addition, NetSight Atlas further enables the delivery of the company’s User Personalised Network.

“NetSight Atlas bridges the functionality gap between high-end enterprise network management platforms and traditional single element manager applications by delivering system-level control to all applicable network functions. It delivers highly innovative solutions to the challenges our customers are facing,” said Steve Pettit, general manager of the Software Business Unit at Enterasys Networks. “The end result is an easy to use suite of products that both extends system-level management to all applicable network functions and manages all Enterasys devices cohesively.”

Designed around customer workflows, the NetSight Atlas suite includes several plug-in applications that can be integrated to provide specific, value-added capabilities to the NetSight Atlas management system. Plug-in applications utilise shared capabilities that exist in the Atlas application, including discovery, event management, event and alarm logging, device tree, maps, graphing and VLAN management. In addition, Atlas enables the configuration and administration of hundreds of devices simultaneously with just a few mouse clicks.

Plug-in applications include the NetSight Atlas Inventory Manager, NetSight Atlas Policy Manager and NetSight Atlas Access Control List Manager. The plug-in modules allow network managers to customise a NetSight solution to meet their needs and unlock the advanced capabilities of Enterasys Networks hardware. NetSight Atlas is the command and control centre from which NetSight Management applications are launched.

The NetSight Atlas advanced control and administration features allow Enterasys to further the delivery of the User Personalised Network, an architecture that maps technological capabilities to individual user requirements, customising the network experience for each end-user. The User Personalised Network turns enterprise networks into a true business tool that adds value to an organisation.

“Enterasys’ NetSight Atlas will allow us to further streamline the operation and management of our network, which is important because our system is constantly adding users and devices - and becoming more complex,” said Dave Routsis, manager of network services at Bentley College. “And, because we have a limited IT staff, NetSight Atlas will be a great benefit to us in meeting the challenges of running our network, as well as help us to fully utilise the features of our Enterasys hardware.”

To assist IT managers with the implementation of NetSight Atlas, Enterasys offers the NetSight Atlas Implementation Service. This service covers installation, implementation, configuration, graphing, reporting and customisation, and utilises the experience of Enterasys’ highly skilled professional services team.

NetSight Atlas is designed for networks of hundreds, or thousands of users, and has been designed to work with popular enterprise management platforms such as HP Openview and Aprisma’s SPECTRUM, and operating systems such as Windows XP and Solaris.

Orders can be placed now for NetSight Atlas, with shipments beginning in March 2002. For more information, please visit

About Enterasys Networks

Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS) is a leading worldwide provider of 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. For more information, visit

Editorial Contacts:

Annmarie Dickson
Enterasys Networks
Tel: +44 1635 810723

Martin Brindley/Adrian Brophy
MCC International Ltd
Tel: +44 1962 888100

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