Neterion Boosts Professional Partners Program and Delivers Full Line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters for Enterprise Customers

CUPERTINO, Calif.--()--Jan. 31, 2006--

  With Mature 10 GbE Eco-System in Place, Neterion Channel Partners Can Pursue Major Market Opportunities  



Neterion, Inc., the industry leader in the 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter market, announced that it is enhancing its Professional Partners Program to the channel offering a full family of its Xframe(R) 10 Gigabit Ethernet products for high-speed networked server and storage applications. The company has already signed agreements with major resellers, system integrators and distributors in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.

"With our comprehensive family of 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters and close relationships with industry leaders like IBM, HP and Sun, Neterion will be able to provide channel partners with excellent revenue opportunities and high value solutions for their customers," noted Tracy Crowe, Neterion's Director of Market Development. "Demand for high speed networking servers and storage devices is increasing and we anticipate the 10 GbE interconnect market to hit the $1 billion mark worldwide by 2010; so now is the time for Channel Partners to position themselves."

The Neterion Professional Partners Program includes an entire range of integrated programs to ensure its success. Features include a specially designed, password protected portal on Neterion's Web site for access by channel partners, starter kits, product presentations, sales collateral material, training, a lead generation program, tracking tools and print and electronic awareness support programs. Neterion's go-to-market strategy is clear: no direct sales to end-user customers, only through OEM and Channel Partners.

Neterion offers an entire range of Xframe 10 GbE adapters to their channel that includes:

-- Xframe: the industry leading 10 GbE adapter, adopted by HP, SGI and Cray

-- Xframe E: the industry's first 10 GbE adapter designed for PCI-Express-based servers

-- Xframe II: industry's first true wire-speed 10 GbE adapter featuring PCI-X 2.0 support, recently adopted by IBM for its xSeries family of servers

-- Xframe II CX-4: Designed for high performance copper connectivity and based on the 10G-BASE CX-4 standard; sets a new price point for 10 GbE at $1,990 recommended LP and $1,190 evaluation price

-- Xframe II /h: a low profile version of Xframe II, ideal for a smaller server chassis servers like Sun's SunFire Opteron line

In addition to the industry's most complete product portfolio and strongest OEM account leverage, Neterion has ongoing lead generation and qualification programs whereby IT management and system architects in Fortune 1000 companies are contacted to determine their high speed server and storage networking requirements. Sales opportunities resulting from these programs are forwarded to Neterion's channel partners for closure and fulfillment.

Neterion will be announcing additional partnerships and upgrades to the program elements throughout the year.

About Neterion, Inc.

Founded in 2001, Neterion Inc. has locations in Cupertino, California and Ottawa, Canada. Neterion delivers 10 Gigabit Ethernet hardware & software solutions that solve customers' high-end networking problems. The Xframe(R) line of products is based on Neterion-developed technologies that deliver new levels of performance, availability and reliability in the datacenter. Xframe, Xframe II and Xframe E include full IPv4 and IPv6 support, and comprehensive stateless offloads that preserve the integrity of current TCP/IP implementations without "breaking the stack." Xframe drivers are available for all major Operating Systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX, IBM's AIX, Sun's Solaris and SGI's Irix. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.neterion.com/.

Xframe is a registered trademark of Neterion, Inc.

Contacts

Neterion, Inc., Cupertino
Philippe Levy, 408-366-4610
email: philippe.levy@neterion.com
or
Media Contact:
The Bernard Group
Tom Price, 512-327-2195 or 512-415-7744 (cell)
email: tprice@bernardgroup.com

Contacts

Neterion, Inc., Cupertino
Philippe Levy, 408-366-4610
email: philippe.levy@neterion.com
or
Media Contact:
The Bernard Group
Tom Price, 512-327-2195 or 512-415-7744 (cell)
email: tprice@bernardgroup.com