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Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless Network Provide Foundation for Growing Campus Community and New Technology Applications

Enterasys Networks Inc. (NYSE: ETS), a leader in enterprise network solutions, today announced that it has installed a new high-speed switched and wireless network at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Located in Boston, Wentworth offers bachelor’s degrees in architecture, computer science, engineering, and several other majors, all of which lean heavily on technology.

“The college had recently faced two challenges – a growing user base and increased support needs,” says Wentworth President John F. Van Domelen. “Construction of a new high-tech residence hall, completed last summer, doubled the number of ports to more than 6,000. For the first time in our history, we have more students living on campus than off.”

“In addition,” adds Van Domelen, “approximately 90 percent of the resident students use personal omputers and an increasing number use applications like instant messaging, file sharing, and bandwidth-intensive applications such a AutoCAD and VectorWorks.”

To correct the existing issues at their network core and allow for a growing campus community, Enterasys recommended Gigabit Ethernet technology using the company’s X-Pedition multilayer switch routers and Matrix switches. In addition, Enterasys’ RoamAbout R2 wireless platform was installed to provide classroom and residence buildings with the “anytime, anywhere” flexibility of mobile computing.

“Together, Enterasys and Wentworth have designed a reliable communications infrastructure,” says Mads Lillelund, executive vice president, worldwide sales and marketing for Enterasys Networks. “Combining the performance of Enterasys’ core switching and routing technologies with the mobility of our wireless solutions has provided a high-capacity, flexible network that supports Wentworth’s growing, technology-centric population.”

About Wentworth Institute of Technology

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology offers bachelor’s degrees in architecture, computer science, design, engineering, engineering technology, and management of technology. The college provides an education that balances classroom theory with laboratory/studio practice and work experience through its strong co-op program. Nearly 3,000 students attend this coeducational institution located on a 35-acre campus on Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, Boston.

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

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