THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) -  Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced it received the 2013 Innovation Award for Enterprise Wireless Solutions at the 2013 Internet Innovation Summit, which took place May 22-23, 2013 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Xirrus took top honors, edging out other industry heavyweights.

The judging panel evaluated finalists for the most innovative solution introduced over the past 18 months that made the greatest contribution in helping CTOs manage the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) challenge.

"Xirrus is home to the best and brightest minds in architecting wireless networking solutions," said Shane Buckley, chief executive officer of Xirrus. "Though it is always humbling to be recognized for our breakthrough work and vision, it is not surprising to me that the technology industry continues to validate our company -- a group of gifted individuals who continue to bring to market ingenious solutions to address the growing challenges and set a new standard in the ever-evolving IT world." 

Dirk Gates, founder and executive chairman of Xirrus, was also nominated for the Ethernet 'Idol' Innovation Award. All proceeds from both awards were donated to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

This year's Ethernet Innovation Summit, hosted by Global NetEvents, celebrated the 40th anniversary of Ethernet, an invention that has evolved into a $100 billion a year market. The summit began on May 22nd, with a conference organized by PARC to explore the history of the innovation process and culture that created Ethernet. The following day, May 23rd, the summit continued with a NetEvents-style day of discussions, including debates and industry briefings. This year's summit brought together IT professionals and analysts from 35 countries across the globe.

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of Wi-Fi optimized solutions -- Arrays, access points, cloud services, and wired switches -- provides seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and partnerships across the globe. Xirrus is a privately held company and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information, please visit: and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

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