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Indiana Tech Builds High Performance Campus Network With Force10 Reliable Networking Product Portfolio.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Force10 Networks([R]), the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, today announced that Indiana Tech has built a high performance campus network that is anchored by the TeraScale E-Series([R]) family of switch/routers and S50 access switches. With the Force10 Reliable Networking portfolio at the foundation of its network, Indiana Tech can seamlessly support online student programs and services as enrollment grows.

"Since its founding, Indiana Tech has invested in making cutting-edge technologies available to our students so that they can make meaningful industry contributions from the very beginning of their careers," said Jeff Leichty, director of information technology at Indiana Tech. "The Force10 solution allowed us to deploy a campus network capable of supporting next generation applications today while providing the scalability we need as our applications evolve and our network user community grows."

The Force10 TeraScale E300 anchors the core of the network with S50 switches in remote access buildings across the campus to support online student services and programs, including distance learning. The combination of the TeraScale E300 and S50s provide Indiana Tech with a foundation that can seamlessly scale to 10 Gigabit Ethernet as demand grows.

The Force10 TeraScale E300 and S50 provide a reliable networking platform that enables Indiana Tech to support new applications that will add value to the students' learning experience. By building reliability, control and scalability characteristics into the network with the Force10 solution, Indiana Tech has the capacity to expand well into the future without the cost of a network upgrade.

"Indiana Tech is advancing the state of networking with a reliable campus network that connects the diverse departments and student populations in a unified community where they can seamlessly exchange ideas, collaborate on projects and prepare for the knowledge-based economy of tomorrow," said Stephen Garrison, vice president of marketing at Force10 Networks. "Force10's Reliable Networking product portfolio is purpose-built to deliver high performance characteristics with a lower total cost of ownership by providing the scalability that can take Indiana Tech into the next decade."

Reliable Networking by Force10 Networks delivers the reliability, network control and scalability required to ensure the network is ready to support new and emerging applications. By building this flexibility into the network, organizations like Indiana Tech can protect their investment in the network while gaining a platform for future growth.

About Force10 Networks

Force10 Networks is the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks. Based on a revolutionary system architecture that delivers best-in-class resiliency and massive scalability, Force10's TeraScale E-Series switch/routers ensure predictable application performance, increase network availability, and reduce operating costs. Today, many of the world's largest Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks depend on Force10 Networks. For additional information, please visit

Force10 Networks and E-Series are registered trademarks, and C-Series, P-Series, S-Series, TeraScale and FTOS are trademarks of Force10 Networks, Inc. All other company names are trademarks of their respective holders.
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Date:Sep 10, 2007
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