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Siemens ICN EN Views Enterasys’ Secure, Highly Available & Mobile Solutions as
Critical Foundations for Convergence Deployment


February 20, 2002 – Enterasys Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ETS), a leader in enterprise networking solutions, today announced that Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Enterprise Networks (ICN EN), a leader in enterprise communication solutions, is its first partner in Luxembourg to attain its “elite” level channel accreditation. Siemens ICN EN undertook extensive training in Enterasys’ full range of end-to-end solutions and products and is now certified to design and support highly available convergence-ready networking solutions based on Enterasys’ technology.


“Over the next few years, Siemens ICN EN expects to see significant developments within IP convergence across Luxembourg. We are focused on providing the required IP-based communications solutions and services, based on our HiPath enterprise convergence architecture, and through strategic partnership with Enterasys Networks,” said Laurent Saeul, Business Manager, Enterprise Networks, ICN, Siemens SA. “Enterasys’ solutions are the right choice for our customers’ infrastructure requirements and fully meet the needs of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) applications. As an Enterasys Elite Partner, Siemens ICN EN is able to fulfill its vision, from the infrastructure foundations to the entire business solution.”


In order to achieve “Elite” status, Siemens ICN EN staff completed a program of in-depth technical training and examinations at ES (Enterasys Specialist), ESE (Enterasys Systems Engineer), ESS (Enterasys Security Specialist), and ESSE (Enterasys Security Systems Engineer) certification levels. The comprehensive training program extended to both sales and pre-sales training and, once completed, assured accreditation on the full Enterasys product line for 15 Luxembourg-based Siemens ICN EN employees.


“The complementary technology strategies and core competencies for business-over-IP solutions make Enterasys an effective partner, leveraging industry standards and maximizing customer choice and value. Siemens ICN EN and Enterasys Networks are fully committed to providing customers with the ability to achieve their business goals, both now and in the years to come,” concluded Laurent Saeul.


Gerard Vivier, president of Enterasys Networks EMEA, commented, “Enterasys is excited that Siemens ICN EN Luxembourg has dedicated the time and effort to reach our “elite” accreditation level. They have also invested in a state-of-the-art demonstration facility housing an Enterasys infrastructure and Siemens’ HiPath solution, and it’s this type of joint focus that will work to drive the uptake of IP convergence in Luxembourg. Enterasys’ ability to deliver convergence-ready infrastructure matches ideally with Siemens ICN EN’s vision for intelligent IP convergence solutions. This relationship is an expansion of our joint partnership in EMEA and together, we continue to deliver a compelling business choice to enterprise end-users.”



About Siemens Information and Communication Networks


Siemens Information and Communication Networks (ICN) is a leading provider of integrated voice and data networks for enterprises, carriers, and service providers. Its comprehensive portfolio comprises, in particular, IP-based convergence solutions, a full range of products for broadband access, optical transport networks, and integration, services, and applications business. The Siemens Group thus provides complete solutions from a single source for the infrastructure of the next generation network.


Further information about Siemens ICN is available at: http://www.siemens.com/networks

Further information about ICN Luxembourg is available at: http://www.icn.siemens.lu

Further information about Enterprise Networks Luxembourg at: http://www.hipath.lu


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 http://www.enterasys.com


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