Arista’s Key 7000 Series Platforms Granted DoD Unified Capabilities Certification

SANTA CLARA, Calif.,--February 8, 2017 -- Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), an industry leader in software-driven cloud networking solutions for large datacenter and computing environments, announced today that a number of platforms achieved information assurance (IA) interoperability (IO) certification from the Joint Interoperability Command (JITC) and are now included on the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL).

“We are excited that our solutions received both Layer 2 and Layer 3 certification. These important certifications attest to the high level of security our cloud networking platforms provide,” said Ashwin Kohli, vice president, Systems Engineering at Arista. “Now DoD customers can utilize Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System) to ensure safe and seamless transitions to the cloud.”

To achieve this certification, Arista’s approved products passed a rigorous testing process to demonstrate that it has been designed and built in compliance with DoD security functional requirements and best practices. Arista’s 7150, 7050, 7250, 7300 and 7500 Series programmable platforms are now listed on the DoD Approved Products Lists Integrated Tracking System (APLITS) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

Arista switches offer unprecedented scale, performance and density without proprietary protocols, lock-ins or forklift upgrades – allowing DoD agencies to rapidly scale and innovate their cloud networks without being limited in their technology options or network infrastructure designs. Arista platforms are purpose-built for mission-oriented deployments and enable government agencies to cut costs, simplify network infrastructure, standardize on open protocols and automate critical IT processes.

“We congratulate Arista on achieving this valuable certification,” said Will Jones, who oversees the Arista team at Carahsoft, which serves as Arista’s master government aggregator. “DoD agencies transitioning to the cloud can now have peace of mind that their networking system will be secure, while also supporting rapid growth.”

"As our DOD customers transition from legacy to next-generation networks, the HPE partnership with Arista Networks becomes increasingly important to meet our customers’ demanding requirements,” said Joe Ayers, vice president, North America public sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “HPE and Arista share a common vision around the need to deliver secure Hybrid IT solutions based on industry-leading software-defined infrastructure ensuring application availability, performance and security.”

Arista is HPE’s preferred networking solution for organizations moving to software-defined and cloud networks. For more information on the HPE Arista partnership, please visit:

Arista’s platforms are available through Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y and NASA SEWP V Contracts. For more information, contact the Arista team at Carahsoft at 866-421-4683 or

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Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large datacenter storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than ten million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are available worldwide directly and through partners.

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