Enterasys Networks Has Been Named the Official Networking Partner of the 17-Time World Champion Boston Celtics
Innovative Enterasys Wireless and Wired Equipment Enables Operational Efficiencies for the Celtics
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Andover, MA — May 2, 2012
Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, has been named the Official Networking Partner of the Boston Celtics. As part of the agreement, Enterasys will enable the Celtics with network infrastructure equipment needed to provide the organization with wired and wireless Internet access at the Boston Celtic offices and will leverage the Celtics name to promote this designation throughout the region.
"As a Boston-area company, we are thrilled to provide the Celtics with the network infrastructure needed to support their growing needs," said Chris Crowell, president and CEO at Enterasys Networks. "We are continuing to see growth in the hospitality and arena markets. We can't wait to work with the Celtics organization to streamline its current network, as well as leverage their strong brand to promote our goals of providing customers with our OneFabric infrastructure and security solutions that drive down IT costs, while improving business productivity."
As part of the agreement, the Celtics and Enterasys will work together to develop a charitable program for Enterasys to make technology donations benefiting the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, which helps children in the Boston area through programs that provide education and support, and partners with community-based organizations that provide healthcare, shelter and vital services for children in need.
"We're excited to work with Enterasys Networks to leverage its portfolio of wired/wireless network infrastructure and security solutions," said Jay Wessel, VP of Technology at the Boston Celtics. "I am extremely busy and monitoring the network is not something I want to worry about. In working with Enterasys, I have a partner who can bring efficiencies to my network and take away the IT management headache."
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
About The Boston Celtics
A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into the National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 17 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, winning their first title in 1957 and their most recent in 2008. The Celtics have long stood for equality, and respect, including hiring the first African American Coach and starting the first all black starting five. In addition, 35 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In December 2002 the team returned to local ownership for the first time since 1963. For more information on the Celtics, log on to www.celtics.com.
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