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Extreme Networks Named a Leader for the First Time in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) announced today that it is now positioned as a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure,  July 11, 2018.

According to Gartner, "A vendor in the Leaders quadrant will have demonstrated an ability to fulfill a broad variety of customer requirements through the breadth of its access layer product family. Leaders will have the ability to shape the market and provide complete and differentiating access layer applications, as well as global service and support. Leaders should have demonstrated the ability to maintain strong relationships with their channels and customers, and have no obvious gaps in their portfolios."

Prior to 2018, Extreme Networks appeared as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure for three consecutive years.

Since the last report published in 2017, Extreme completed its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.'s data centre networking business, its third in a series of acquisitions since October 2016. Extreme also launched its Smart OmniEdge solution comprised of a secure, unified wired/wireless infrastructure and AI-driven management capabilities, accessible through a single pane of glass.

Executive Perspectives

Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks, Inc.

"We feel that Extreme Networks' entrance into the Leaders quadrant as a vendor offering wired and wireless LAN access infrastructure is a true milestone. To us, it is an honor to be recognised by a source like Gartner in its Magic Quadrant. It is our fifth consecutive year appearing in this reference guide for our customers and partners."

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Disclaimers

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven solutions from the enterprise edge to the cloud that are agile, adaptive, and secure to enable digital transformation. Our 100% in-sourced services and support are number one in the industry. Even with 30,000 customers globally, including half of the Fortune 50 and some of the world's leading names in business, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics, education, government, healthcare and manufacturing, we remain nimble and responsive to ensure customer and partner success. We call this Customer-Driven Networking™. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme's website or call 1-888-257-3000.

Extreme Networks, Smart OmniEdge, Automated Campus, ExtremeAnalytics, ExtremeCloud, ExtremeControl, ExtremeManagement, ExtremeSwitching, ExtremeWireless, Customer-Driven Networking and the Extreme Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks shown herein are the property of their respective owners

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