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Cisco, Intel Team to Make the Case for Pervasive Wireless


Companies Present New Forrester Research that Dispels Enterprise Wireless Myths; Extensive Wireless Deployment at Intel’s Jones Farm Campus

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 31, 2006 - Cisco® today announced that it is working with Intel Corporation to push pervasive enterprise wireless LAN deployments and to debunk enterprise wireless myths. Representatives from Cisco, Intel and Forrester Research will present online new market research, “Five Myths of Wireless Networks”, and discuss enterprise WLAN trends. Additionally, the two companies will showcase Intel’s Oregon-based campus deployment, Jones Farm, as the pinnacle achievement of an all wireless enterprise campus.

Five Myths of Wireless Networks Dispelled

Cisco and Intel engaged Forrester Research, an independent technology and market research company, to conduct research to gauge industry sentiment about enterprise wireless deployments. Based on the Forrester Research findings, there are five common myths associated with the enterprise adoption of wireless networks, which include misperceptions about limitations, security, ease of deployment and management, and value beyond mobile data.

The research report dispels these myths and provides extensive support to:

* Tangible business value for enterprise wireless adoption;

* Extensive improvements in wireless security;

* Gains made between wireless clients and infrastructure interoperability;

* Enhancements of wireless technology leading to maturation from early adoption; and

* Use of wireless to support mission critical business applications.

The public is invited to attend a live online video broadcast ( where executives from Cisco, Intel and Forrester Research discuss and dispel the five myths of wireless networks and present in-depth counter points to demonstrate the business value of pervasive wireless deployments.

The white paper, Five Myths of Wireless Networks, is available to download for free at:

“There are common misconceptions that wireless networks should be managed independently from wired networks,” said Alan S. Cohen, senior director, Mobility Solutions at Cisco. “By unifying wired and wireless networks, IT administrators gain a single source solution that simplifies deployment, management and ease of use, which supports the case for pervasive wireless.”

Jones Farm - Intel’s All Wireless Enterprise Campus

The Intel Jones Farm campus, one of Intel’s campuses located near Portland, Oregon, uses wireless as their primary access method for data, voice and video. It is among the first in the world to adopt wireless as its primary access method, successfully addressing issues and challenges such as better performance, system management (RF coverage), increased security (RF interference and rogue detection), client roaming, and quality of service (QoS) for voice over wireless.

“The Intel Jones Farm campus in Portland illustrates that business can not only run, but thrive, using mission critical applications over an all wireless environment,” said Brian Tucker, digital office manager of the Intel Mobile Platform Group, Intel Corporation. “The benefits of a Unified Wireless Network - advanced security, single-touch management and built-in quality of service - present our employees with an unequaled and uncompromising networking environment.”

The Intel IT group accomplished this engineering feat using some of the features available in the Cisco Unified Wireless Network and Intel® Centrino® mobile technology-based notebooks. The company expects that when deployment is complete, 75 percent of campus residents will use primary wireless exclusively.

Cisco Unified Wireless Network

The Cisco Unified Wireless Network is the industry’s leading wired and wireless solution that cost-effectively addresses WLAN security, deployment, management, and control issues. As a holistic solution, it combines elements of Cisco wireless and wired networking technologies to deliver secure, scalable WLANs with a low total cost of ownership.

This comprehensive, integrated solution works at all layers of a WLAN: client devices and access points, network infrastructure, network management, delivery of mobility services, and worldwide 24-hour product support.

“As organizations embrace wireless and mobility to increase productivity, enhance collaboration and improve business flow, a unified wireless and wired network provides the high levels of security, scalability and resiliency required of today’s business critical applications,” said Brett Galloway, vice president and general manager, of Cisco’s Wireless Network Business Unit.

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