Extreme Networks teams up with Pro Football Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leading provider of high performance network solutions, today announced a key strategic relationship with the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) centered on education and community outreach in K-12 school districts across the country. The sponsorship emphasizes the commitment of both organizations to these endeavors and highlights Extreme’s leadership as a provider of optimized networking and wireless solutions to support education innovation.

As part of the sponsorship, Extreme will be donating its IdentiFi Wireless and high performance switch technology to be distributed across multiple school districts to stimulate online and mobile learning efforts and to aid in the management and control of wireless devices resulting from BYOD and 1-on-1 initiatives. Extreme is also powering the PFHOF’s Heart of a Hall of Famer series, which provides students the opportunity to hear directly from Hall of Fame players about what it took beyond athletic ability to achieve success on and off the football field, with a focus on positive character qualities. The next event will feature legendary wide receiver and 1996 PFHOF inductee, Charlie Joiner.

Executive Perspectives

Bob Nilsson, Director of Solutions Marketing, Extreme Networks
“Extreme Networks has always been passionate about the importance of education and community outreach, and our work with the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a testament to those goals. As BYOD in the classroom continues to gain prevalence, it’s important to have solutions in place to manage those networks efficiently and securely. In addition to working closely with the Pro Football Hall of Fame on community programs, this partnership extends our world class technology to K-12 districts looking to innovate their education environments.”

Dave Motts, Vice Pres. Marketing/Sponsorship, Pro Football Hall of Fame
“We’re excited to partner with Extreme Networks, a company that is as passionate and committed to K-12 education innovation as we are. This relationship enables us to support several programs, including the Heart of a Hall of Famer series, that are aimed at empowering today’s youth and enhancing their learning experience. We’re excited to kick off this relationship and look forward to enhancing our youth and education programs with Extreme.”

Additional Resources:
• Heart of a Hall of Famer Program
• Extreme Networks K-12 Education Solutions
• Extreme Networks Higher Education Solutions
• Extreme Networks Mobility Solutions
• Connect with Extreme via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at www.extremenetworks.com.

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s mission is to Honor the Heroes of the Game; Preserve its History; Promote its Positive Values; and Celebrate Excellence Everywhere. For more information, please visit ProFootballHOF.com; @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.