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Enterasys Networks and SARCOM Combine Technology and Expertise for Strategic Partnership.

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Enterasys Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ETS), a leader in enterprise networking solutions, announced the signing of a multi-year, multi-million dollar system integrator (SI) agreement with Sarcom, a nationwide solutions provider. This agreement accelerates the partnership between the two companies, and is designed to offer enterprise customers the highest levels of technology and service for local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) solutions.

SARCOM, with more than $450 million in annual revenue, will combine Enterasys' award-winning product portfolio with its years of experience in services and project management to offer enterprise customers a comprehensive approach for meeting their networking requirements. Additionally, SARCOM is working with Enterasys on developing unique go-to-market solutions to further enhance the added value to end-user customers.

"SARCOM is excited to partner with a networking leader like Enterasys Networks," said SARCOM CEO Rick Mills. "Enterasys is a pioneer in networking technology, and its hardware and software products will be a strong combination with our services and expertise. This partnership capitalizes on the synergies between our companies to bring the best total solution to the end user."

SARCOM, a key strategic partner, will offer a wide range of Enterasys' wired and wireless networking solutions, including its Matrix modular switches and X-Pedition multilayer switch-routers, Aurorean Virtual Private Network (VPN), RoamAbout wireless LAN, Dragon Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and NetSight network management solutions. In addition, all of SARCOM'S salespeople will complete the Enterasys Sales Training Program, and 70 consultants will complete the Enterasys Systems Engineer (ESE) or Enterasys Security Systems Engineer (ESSE) certification programs.

"Enterasys is proud to have a strategic partnership with a well established company such as SARCOM," said Mads Lillelund, executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Enterasys Networks. "SARCOM'S national reach and industry presence make it an excellent partner to expand Enterasys' secure, high-performance networking solutions throughout the marketplace."


SARCOM is a leader in technology solutions and services best known for its ability to deliver and support large technology projects. Recognized as an industry leader in customer satisfaction, SARCOM focuses on the management and support of the technology lifecycle. The portfolio of services includes consultation services, project management, procurement services, configuration services, deployment services and infrastructure support services. Based in Columbus, Ohio, SARCOM serves companies through 1300 technology professionals serving 54 markets nationwide. For more information about SARCOM, visit

About Enterasys Networks

Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS) is a leading worldwide provider of communications infrastructures for enterprise-class customers. Enterasys' networking hardware and software offerings deliver the innovative security, availability and mobility solutions required by Global 2000 organizations coupled with the industry's strongest service and support. For more information, visit

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Date:Jul 17, 2002
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