STEP CG Announces Top Partner Awards with Cradlepoint and Extreme
STEPG CG privileged to be top integration partner and managed service provider for Extreme Networks and Cradlepoint.

COVINGTON, Ky., May 19, 2022 -- STEP CG, Where Innovation Meets Execution, today announced top awards with Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered 5G and LTE wireless network edge solutions, and Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in cloud-driven networking solutions.

The combination of Extreme’s fabric networking solutions and 5G/LTE routers and adapters from Cradlepoint enables STEP CG’s enterprise customers to deliver 5G to campus networks and securely extend the network to remote locations over a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN).

“STEP CG is excited about the increased value that a Cradlepoint-Extreme alliance will bring, especially to our customers in enterprise, public sector, and education,” said Ed Walton, CEO of STEP CG. “We’re all about constant innovation to help our customers reduce complexity and drive real business outcomes. This partnership brings together the best of breed technologies – 5G/PLTE, Wireless WAN, Wi-Fi 6/6E, Fabric, Universal switching – that every one of our customers is looking for, to maximize their business potential and innovate with.”

STEP CG was recently honored by Extreme Networks with the coveted “Cloud Revenue Partner of the Year” Award as well as the prestigious “Enterprise & Growth Partner of the Year - US”, top honors at Extreme’s annual partner conference.

“Partners are key to Extreme’s success, helping our customers solve complex business problems and advancing the adoption and awareness of our market-leading networking solutions,” said Joe Vitalone, Chief Revenue Officer of Extreme Networks. “STEG CG’s unique expertise in 5G and traditional networking as a top global partner of Extreme is what sets them apart.”

STEP CG was also named winner of Cradlepoint’s “Deal of the Year” Award for the largest WWAN deployment at a large national retailer. “STEP CG is able to execute on the highest level and build automation and dashboard solutions around Cradlepoint WWAN that make it easy to deploy 5G solutions on a large scale,” said Steve Benevenuto, Vice President America Partner Sales at Cradlepoint. "STEP CG brings an incredible engineering team to our customers allowing them to explore what’s possible with 5G, networking and security all while experiencing a high degree of customer value and satisfaction with our joint solutions”

The future of networking lies in the convergence and complementary nature of Wi-Fi networks and 5G WANs. It’s all about simple, secure solutions that are easy to manage across an infinite number of remote locations while maintaining the same quality of user experience everywhere. Through this partnership, STEP CG offers a connectivity solution that will help enterprises thrive in an increasingly distributed world.

The combination of Cradlepoint and Extreme solutions unlocks tremendous value for customers seeking to modernize their network environment and take advantage of both wireless LAN and WAN solutions.

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint enables the freedom to connect people, places, and things that drive more experiences, more ways to work, and better business results — anywhere. The company is a pioneer in Wireless WAN, offering advanced 4G and 5G routers and adapters — controlled through Cradlepoint NetCloud™. Enterprise businesses and public sector agencies rely on Cradlepoint and its Cellular Intelligence to build a reliable, secure network wherever they need it, connecting fixed and temporary sites, vehicles, IoT devices, and remote employees. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Cradlepoint is a subsidiary of Ericsson’s Business Area Technologies and New Businesses division. It has international offices in Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, India, and Latin America.

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) creates effortless networking experiences that enable all of us to advance. We push the boundaries of technology leveraging the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, and automation. Over 50,000 customers globally trust our end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and rely on our top-rated services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and deliver progress like never before. For more information, visit Extreme's website or follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Extreme Networks, ExtremeCloud and the Extreme Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States, and other countries. Other trademarks shown herein are the property of their respective owners.

STEP CG, LLC is a highly innovative, award-winning, nationwide IT services engineering firm specializing in solutions powered by strategic experts and best-of-breed technologies that guide their clients through complex IT challenges. STEP CG was founded in 2014 and has become one of the fastest-growing technology firms in the Midwest. Their portfolio enables enterprises with solutions for wireline, wireless, cellular, cloud, security, collaboration, and managed services. STEP CG is a privately held company headquartered in Covington, Kentucky. STEP CG is where innovation meets execution. For more information, visit STEP CG's website or follow on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


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