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Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect is a complete standards—based, multi—vendor interoperable pre—connect and post—connect Access Control solution for wired and wireless LAN and VPN users. Using the Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect Gateway appliances and/or Virtual Appliance with Control Center management configuration and reporting software, IT administrators can deploy a leading—edge Network Access Control solution to ensure only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time including time of day, location, authentication types, device and OS type, and end system and user groups. Network Access Control (NAC) is a complete standards—based, multi—vendor interoperable pre—connect and post—connect Network Access Control solution for wired and wireless LAN and VPN users. Using Extreme Networks NAC Gateway appliances and/or NAC Gateway Virtual Appliance with Extreme Networks NetSight NAC management configuration and reporting software, IT administrators can deploy a leading—edge NAC solution to ensure only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time.

Extreme Networks NetSight is the heart of the OneFabric Control Center family of management and security solutions. Extreme Networks NetSight is a management system that provides wired/wireless visibility and control from the data center to the mobile edge. The intelligence, automation, and integration of your management software enable the IT organization to optimize the efficiency of network operations and reduce total cost of ownership. Extreme Networks NetSight provides centralized visibility and granular control of enterprise network resources. Extreme Networks NetSight is distinctive for granularity that reaches beyond ports and VLANs down to individual users, applications, and protocols. No matter how many moves, adds, or changes occur in your environment, Extreme Networks NetSight keeps everything in view and under control through role based access controls. One click can equal a thousand actions when you manage your network with Extreme Networks. NetSight can even manage beyond Extreme Networks switching, routing, and wireless hardware to deliver standards—based control of other vendors’ network equipment.

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Open, standards—based Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect SDN controller providing simple, fast, and smart automation and orchestration. The Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect SDN solution accelerates application innovation and reduces risks for the entire network, including wireless, campus and data center. We do this through a modular, open and standards—based development environment that integrates with existing infrastructure and avoids architecture lock—in. One open and standards—based architecture that won’t require vendor lock—in or additional investment to realize the full potential of SDN. A simple development platform for innovation that makes it easy for any organization to deploy SDN solutions regardless of size or skill level. Investment protection as our SDN solutions not only integrate with other Extreme Networks solutions but also support multi—vendor environments. Value—added network services like Purview, NAC, NetSight, OneFabric Connect, etc. that provide functionality beyond SDN. A comprehensive solution for the whole network including wireless, campus, core and data center. Unique core—flow technology that provides the industry’s most scalable flow—aware data plane.

Extreme Networks Data Center Connect

Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect brings simplicity, agility, and optimized performance to your most strategic business asset. The data center is critically important to business operations in the enterprise, but often organizations have difficulty leveraging their data centers as a strategic business asset. Extreme Networks OneFabric data center solution simplifies complex data center processes, makes them more agile with the SDN—based integration of intelligent services, increases the utilization to make them more efficient, allows IT to optimize their performance while providing visibility and control, and the result is less time and money spent operating your data center and more time spent making your data center work for you. Coordinates the automated assignment of virtual machines (VMs) within both the virtual and physical network fabrics. The use of granular policies, combined with Extreme Networks flow—based switching, helps users realize the goals of high availability and reliable delivery. Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect interfaces directly with the native operating system. DCM integrates with server virtualization products from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware.

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The Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect SDN solution accelerates application innovation and reduces risks for the entire network, including wireless, campus and data center. We do this through a modular, open and standards—based development environment that integrates with existing infrastructure and avoids architecture lock—in. Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect leverages the OpenDaylight framework to provide an open and standards—based SDN Controller providing simple, fast, and smart automation and orchestration for your network. It forms the basis of Extreme Networks’ evolutionary SDN Platform for innovation which allows you to choose best—of breed products and solutions. Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect tightly integrates with existing and multi—vendor hardware and software network infrastructure, preserving customer investments and avoiding lock—in. Investment protection is ensured through backward compatibility in multi—vendor networks with support for both the OpenFlow standard as well as other open APIs. OpenDaylight based API, SDK will enable you to evolve the network to providing security, wireless, and converged SDN infrastructure.

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Extreme Networks ExtremeControl Connect brings simplicity, agility, and optimized performance to your most strategic business asset. The data center is critically important to business operations, but often organizations have difficulty leveraging their data centers as a business asset. A multi—vendor solution that provides an unparalleled range of choices for fine—grained network access control. Extreme Networks focuses on providing an Intelligent enterprise data center network that’s purpose—built for enterprise requirements. Extreme Networks OneFabric data center solution simplifies complex data center processes. Makes them more agile with the SDN based integration of services. Increases the utilization to make them more efficient. Allows IT to optimize their performance while providing visibility and control. From the data center core to the access edge, only Extreme Networks can bring visibility and control to your most strategic business asset, regardless of vendor or technology. Centralized management brings simplicity to complex management and reporting while distributed control automatically adapts to policy and privileges based on location, time, user, or device.

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The Extreme Networks’ Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution accelerates application innovation and reduces risks for the entire network, including wireless, campus and data center. Extreme Networks does this through a modular, open and standards—based development environment that integrates with existing infrastructure and avoids architecture lock—in. If you are a commercial application developer looking to integrate with a leading SDN platform, deploying SDN in your network in the next 12—18 months or a value—added reseller offering SDN solutions today, you may be eligible to receive a free early release Extreme SDN OneController Platform.

The Extreme Networks evolutionary SDN solution provides simple end—to—end network automation that makes your network deployment, management and ongoing operation cost effective, fast provisioning of your network to support any application, while maintaining flexibility for deploying your choice of best—of—breed applications, solutions and vendors, and smart orchestration, including backwards compatibility, to protect your existing network infrastructure investments. Extreme Networks allies with the world’s leading technology provider to bring innovative solutions to the market that solve real-world problems for forward—thinking IT organizations.

Single—pane—of—glass control from BYOD to the data center. Extreme Networks ExtremeControl provides all the management tools you need to control policy from any network node to any individual device, all from a single pane of glass. Centralized management brings simplicity to complex management configurations and reporting while distributed control automatically adapts to policy and privileges based on location, time, user, or device. A single management system for the entire network providing consistent management across all devices.

Integrated wired/wireless management provides consistent management of both the wired and wireless network from a single interface. Dashboard and reports provides a graphical user interface for network data collection and reporting of network analytics. Open Application Programmatic Interface (API) provides an open and secure two—way interface into Management Center for third—party application integration and control of Software Defined Networking (SDN) implementations. Network Inventory Management provides advanced network configuration and change management for the wired and wireless infrastructure.

Extreme Access Control is a complete standards—based, multi—vendor interoperable pre—connect and post—connect Access Control solution for wired and wireless LAN and VPN users. Using the Extreme Access Control Gateway appliances and/or Virtual Appliance with Control Center management configuration and reporting software, IT administrators can deploy a leading—edge Network Access Control solution to ensure only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time including time of day, location, authentication types, device and OS type, and end system and user groups.

Network Access Control (NAC) is a complete standards—based, multi—vendor interoperable pre—connect and post—connect Network Access Control solution for wired and wireless LAN and VPN users. Using Extreme Networks NAC Gateway appliances and/or NAC Gateway Virtual Appliance with Extreme Networks NetSight NAC management configuration and reporting software, IT administrators can deploy a leading—edge NAC solution to ensure only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time.

SDN networks are complex, but Extreme Networks makes them simpler and easier to manage. Extreme Networks does this by leveraging one unified operating and management system (EXOS) across all platforms as well as the SDN controller. This makes deployment across multiple platforms much simpler. Extreme Networks is also fully integrating Extreme Networks’ solutions with OpenDaylight by developing plug—ins for our management tools such as NetSight and hardening the overall OpenDaylight offering for increased reliability.

As well Extreme Networks is adding additional applications (NAC, Purview, wireless, session management, etc.) that extend the benefits of SDN beyond the basic functions offered by most providers. This allows Extreme Networks to bring unified network management as well as network access control, network optimization and advanced application analytics to the same Software Defined Networking solution. This is all managed through a simple, single—pane—of—glass GUI front—end for the whole network including the wireless edge, campus and data center.

Networks are built using switches, routers, and other devices in a distributed fashion to scale and provide reliability. In this distributed environment, it has become more complex to provide new end—to—end services and applications in a seamless and cost effective manner. As the business demands more agile and flexible IT services this has become a focal point for innovation and also for differentiation by vendors that have solved that challenge. To address the simultaneous needs for security, virtualization, manageability, mobility and agility in today ́s networks—the concept of SDNs Software Defined Networks—are gaining attention as a viable solution.

The provisioning of new services and the reliable application delivery in a dynamic IT infrastructure can be achieved with such an architecture. The value of SDN in the enterprise lies specifically in the ability to provide network virtualization and automation of configuration across the entire network/fabric so new services and endsystems can be deployed rapidly and operational cost can be minimized. As enterprises embrace the new world of consumer tablets, smartphones and laptops, a “Bring Your Own Device” policy (BYOD) enables employees and guests to be more mobile and productive while the enterprise is secure and compliant.