Service Module promote NAC-based technology deployment.

Press Release Summary:

Safe Connect(TM) 802.1x Service Module Offering (SMO) enhances Network Access Control (NAC) solutions for Foundry Networks'® Enterprise Clients. Capabilities assist Foundry Networks customers in deploying NAC-based 802.1x technology in multi-phased approach according to their unique budgets and resources. Solution provides professional turnkey services support and guidance to those who desire to implement or expand their 802.1x infrastructure in combination with Safe Connect NAC system.

Original Press Release:

Impulse Point Announces Safe Connect(TM) NAC 802.1x Service Module Offering

LAS VEGAS, May 21 -- (Interop Las Vegas 2007) Impulse Point, a leading network access control solution provider for large enterprise networks, announced today the availability of an innovative Safe Connect(TM) 802.1x Service Module Offering (SMO) that enhances Network Access Control (NAC) solutions for Foundry Networks'(R) Enterprise Clients. This new set of capabilities provided by Impulse Point will assist Foundry Networks customers to deploy NAC based 802.1x technology in a multi-phased approach, as budget and resources permit.

"Enterprise customers see tremendous value in leveraging their 802.1x enabled infrastructure, but are challenged by the complexity and cost associated with designing, testing and deploying NAC technology in a production environment," commented Dennis Muley, President of Impulse Point. "Our Safe Connect 802.1x offering focuses on Foundry Networks wireline and wireless switches and routers, offering customers the ability to realize the value of an enterprise NAC solution today, while delivering flexible paths to 802.1x without costly upgrades or disruptions to their operations."

"We are delighted that Impulse Point, a Foundry IronShield 360 Security Alliance Partner, is making this step to support customers running Foundry network infrastructure, using evolving 802.1x standards," said Gary Hemminger, director of product marketing for Foundry Networks. "Safe Connect will deliver the flexibility to deploy multiple NAC quarantine methods within their enterprise LAN-at the router, switch, or the endpoint device-while following a standards-based, open architecture approach."

The Safe Connect 802.1x Service Module Offering (SMO) will deliver turnkey professional services support and guidance to those who desire to implement or expand their 802.1x infrastructure in combination with the Safe Connect NAC system. This NAC industry first will combine the unique attributes of the Safe Connect system with customer accepted 802.1x industry standard components to deliver the benefits of network access control today and provide a roadmap for future 802.1x deployment.

About Impulse Point

Designed for highly scalable and vendor diverse environments, Impulse Point's Safe Connect(TM) Open Network Access Control (OpenNAC) solution enables organizations to automate and enforce end user authentication, anti- virus, anti-spyware, Microsoft security patches, P2P file sharing, and custom endpoint security policies. The result is a more secure, reliable, and predictable IT network infrastructure. Impulse Point ( is headquartered in Florida and is one of Tampa Bay's premier technology innovators.

About Foundry Networks

Foundry Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FDRY) is a leading provider of high- performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security and Web traffic management solutions, including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4-7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, and metro routers. Foundry's 10,400 customers include the world's premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises, including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial and manufacturing companies. For more information about the company and its products, call 1.888.TURBOLAN or visit


No statements made by Foundry Networks, Inc. ("Foundry") in this press release, or information contained herein, may be deemed to constitute either an amendment of an existing agreement or an implied new commitment, promise or legal obligation by Foundry to develop or deliver any specific product, feature or functionality.

CONTACT: Anne Torgler of Impulse Point, +1-863-802-3738,; or Pavel Radda of Foundry Networks, +1-408-207-1332,

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