MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Reconnex, the expert in
information protection, today announced that it has integrated its
leading-edge content monitoring platform with Extreme Networks, Inc.'s
(Nasdaq: EXTR) Ethernet switching solutions to provide customers real-time
security with policy enforcement. Reconnex has leveraged Extreme Networks'
open security framework and extensible operating system, ExtremeXOS(TM), to
allow enterprises to take policy-based action to help prevent intellectual
property and confidential data from leaving corporate networks.
The Reconnex iGuard is a high-performance appliance that protects inbound
and outbound traffic at gigabit speeds, allowing enterprises to discover,
monitor, and capture network content and to perform searches on the captured
content to detect previously unknown security threats. The Reconnex iGuard
will communicate directly with Extreme Networks' high-performance
BlackDiamond(R) switch via an extensible XML interface, allowing the switch to
take action on security violations as they happen.
"Extreme Networks' open and extensible network software platform, based on
our ExtremeXOS operating system, presents a unique opportunity for the
Reconnex iGuard appliance to deliver enterprise-class scalability and
performance that leverages the network infrastructure to monitor and then
enforce policies," said Herb Schneider, co-founder and senior vice president
of research and development for Extreme Networks. "Because the Reconnex iGuard
can monitor inbound and outbound information across all protocols,
communications channels, and file types, it presents one of the few content
protection appliances that provide real-time enforcement of security policies
for sensitive and private data."
Extreme Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR)