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Sep 9, 2015

Extreme Networks Recognized as a Visionary in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced it has been positioned the furthest by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the September 2015 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure for "Completeness of Vision." [1]

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According to Gartner, "a vendor in the Visionaries quadrant demonstrates an ability to increase features in its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. Visionaries will have innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise (for example, convergence, security, management or operational efficiency). The ability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layer will affect their position."

Executive Perspectives
Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks
"Many of our customers across multiple industries around the world rely on the expertise of Gartner in their evaluations of technologies and vendors. We are thrilled to be recognized and positioned the furthest in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner's annual Wired and Wireless LAN Magic Quadrant, a move that we believe highlights our commitment to providing our customers with a broad range of high quality, software-driven wired and wireless solutions. We feel Gartner recognizes Extreme's strength in optimizing the access layer for enterprises considering an all wireless office which we believe further validates our focus on supporting the needs of the mobile enterprise." 

Michelle McKenna-Doyle, SVP & CIO, National Football League
"We chose Extreme Networks for our in stadium wireless provider because they were visionary and creative on how to solve our unique demands. Extreme backs-up these attributes with great service and teamwork to help ensure their implementations are successful. Gartner is an important part of our assessment process when making technology decisions."

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About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) is a software and services-led networking solutions' company committed to solving IT's toughest networking challenges. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA with more than 14,000 customers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit Extreme's website

Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, NetSight, IdentiFi and Purview are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to the features, performance, and benefits of Extreme Networks products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks that are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

[1] Gartner "Magic Quadrant for the Wired & Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure" by Tim Zimmerman, Bill Menezes, Andrew Lerner, September 1, 2015.

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