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Western Corporate Federal Union Makes Clear Choice For Performance Improvement and Integrity Management


Tripwire®, Inc., the world leader in integrity assurance software, and Extreme Networks®, Inc., (Nasdaq: EXTR) a leader in high-performance Ethernet switching, today announced joint efforts to provide proven network solutions to enterprise customers with Tripwire becoming a part of Extreme Networks' Go PurpleSM Extreme Solution Partners Program.


Tripwire's Integrity Management solution monitors and archives network device configurations so that unexpected changes that can compromise information integrity are detected, allowing managers to quickly recover from network incidents. Extreme Networks' Ethernet scalability combines with Tripwire's solution to enhance service availability and network reliability by ensuring that enterprise network devices operate in a trusted state.


Organisations using the powerful combination of Tripwire for Network Devices network configuration management and Extreme Networks' Ethernet switching solutions can expect to see increased network availability for applications, robust bandwidth management capabilities with Quality of Service (QoS) as well as audit readiness. These benefits, in addition to assured compliance with a wide range of federal, state, local and industry regulations including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and National Credit Union Administration guidelines, made the Tripwire and Extreme Networks combination a clear choice for Western Corporate Federal Credit Union (WesCorp).


More than 900 credit unions and credit union associations in the Western US rely on WesCorp for liquidity and a wide range of institutional banking services. As such, WesCorp's network supports billions of dollars in transactions, volumes of confidential information, and round-the-clock processing requirements. WesCorp could not afford down time or system integrity problems, which might affect the firms' rating and liquidity. To ensure superior performance, reliability and security for its network assets, WesCorp selected Extreme Networks and Tripwire to deliver an ideal solution.


"The ease of installing, configuring and making changes to the Extreme Networks' switching devices dramatically decreased the time it took to get the network up and running," said Michael Lerchenmuller, senior telecom manager at WesCorp. "The combined Extreme-Tripwire solution has given us the confidence to continue offering our members the exceptional service they've come to expect."


WesCorp has implemented the combined solution resulting in improved network availability and increased member confidence. "If we have integrity issues, we potentially have confidentiality and availability issues. These issues directly affect our rating and ability to do business. Thanks to Tripwire integrity management, WesCorp's rating and member confidence remains high," said Christofer Hoff, director of information security for WesCorp.


As part of Tripwire's recent acceptance into Extreme Network's Go Purple Extreme Solution Partners Program, the solution was put through interoperability testing and evaluated for its ability to operate in a heterogeneous environment. Extreme Networks' Go Purple Extreme Solution Partners Program promotes best-of-breed networks by combining leading vendor solutions that have demonstrated interoperability and have been proven to work effectively with common customers.


"Configuration management, security, and regulatory compliance are top concerns for enterprise customers," said Duncan Potter, vice president of corporate marketing at Extreme Networks. "By combining the technology of Tripwire and Extreme Networks, enterprise customers worldwide receive the best and most effective network infrastructure solution."


The Go Purple Extreme Solution Partners Program allows Extreme Networks and its partners to offer solutions with the breadth and depth needed to successfully penetrate new opportunities, capture competitive accounts and position an open architecture solution as the preferred alternative. By delivering proven, interoperable, and open solutions to customers, Extreme Networks and its partners are positioned to successfully pursue and win new business.


"Enterprises must be able to choose products that integrate well with each other and create synergistic technology solutions," said W. Wyatt Starnes, founder, president and CEO of Tripwire. "WesCorp is a great example of how technology vendors can come together to keep an organisation competitive and ready to tackle new opportunities."


Today, WesCorp's network delivers the performance improvements and integrity assurances the organisation needed to continue leading the industry. With the new network in place, and an integrity management solution that ensures WesCorp can meet stringent regulatory requirements, the organisation remains focused on its goal of exceeding member expectations.


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About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks, Inc. delivers the most effective applications and services infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, simpler and more cost-effective. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks markets its network switching solutions in more that 50 countries. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com


About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc. is the world leader in integrity assurance. Tripwire® Integrity Management solutions enable enterprises to reduce operational risk and gain control over IT systems. With Tripwire software, you ensure the security of your systems, instill accountability for change, gain visibility across your enterprise and increase the availability of critical IT infrastructure. Tripwire customers include Global 3000 companies, e-business corporations, and key public sector organisations such as Intuit, AT&T, Ernst & Young and the U.S. House of Representatives. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore., with offices in Japan and France and users in 92 countries around the world.


Extreme Networks is a registered trademark and the Go Purple is a service mark of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.


This announcement contains forward-looking statements regarding the performance, interoperability and capabilities of certain networking products and solutions. Customers may experience actual results that differ from the reported test results due to specific equipment and network configurations and other features of the customer's environment that differ from the test environment.


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