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ConSentry: 'Death to Wiring Closets'

ConSentry Networks's secure switching enables enterprises to revive outdated wiring closets by securing every port

MILPITAS, Calif. -- Proclaiming death to today's aging wiring closets, ConSentry Networks today introduced a secure-switching strategy that enables enterprises to migrate their LANs beyond "blind trust" connectivity to a service delivery solution that controls every user and secures every port. Enterprises need their LAN infrastructures to catch up with evolving business models characterized by outsourcing, offshoring, distributed collaboration, and mobility. To simplify that transition, ConSentry secure switching provides full control over all users and devices, along with in-depth application knowledge, across a family of wire-speed platforms. Enterprises can revive their outdated wiring closets with secure switching, deployed as an appliance or a secure switch.

Today's news complements the company's secure switching strategy in the following ways:

-- A new CS-4024 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch platform extends the LANShield(TM) switch family to address the needs of remote offices.
-- Universal Endpoint Interoperability(TM) makes secure switching pervasive across all endpoints -- enabling best-of-breed endpoint agent software to rely on ConSentry for network visibility and enforcement.

"The wiring closet as we know it is dead because the trusted connectivity model on which most LANs are built is obsolete," said Tom Barsi, ConSentry president and CEO. "Users have open access to LAN resources once they're online. There's no automated way to separate users by function, no control over what they can access, limited visibility into what they are doing, and no pervasive knowledge of the endpoint or application. Secure switching melds user, application, and server information and embeds that level of access control directly into the wiring-closet infrastructure."

ConSentry Networks Inc.

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