ADTRAN NetVanta 1534 Named Best Data Networking Product of the Year by Channel Insider

New Gigabit Ethernet Switch Raises the Bar

ADTRAN NetVanta 1534 Named Best Data Networking Product of the Year by Channel Insider


New Gigabit Ethernet Switch Raises the Bar

HUNTSVILLE, Ala - - February 3, 2009 - - ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading supplier of networking and communications solutions, announced today that the NetVanta® 1534 Gigabit Ethernet switch was named the Data Networking Product of the Year on Channel Insider's "10 Best Products of The Year" list. The list is derived from more than 200 product reviews conducted by the publication during 2008. Products are weighed for innovation, functionality, up -sell and value -add service opportunities and market potential.

"ADTRAN's NetVanta 1534 managed gigabit switch offers Power -over -Ethernet and 'green' technology to reduce costs," said Frank J. Ohlhorst, senior technology editor at Channel Insider, a publication of Ziff Davis Enterprise. "The 1534 is an enterprise -level switch that comes at a SMB price, and can be a valuable product for solution providers looking to bring high -speed networking or VoIP to the desktop."

"We are very pleased to receive this recognition from Channel Insider," said Tim Saunders, vice president, product management, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks Division. "Our NetVanta switches uniquely address the need for value -driven, business -class solutions for the SMB market. Features like power conservation, cable diagnostics, and the ability to act as a wireless access controller set this product apart from the competition and provide a means for SMBs to both upgrade and future -proof their Local Area Networks (LANs)."

About ADTRAN
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today's telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S. service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.

For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923 -8726) or via email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

About Channel Insider
Channel Insider (www.channelinsider.com) is dedicated to providing IT resellers and partner community with the technology and market intelligence to increase revenues and grow their businesses. Channel Insider addresses the $450 billion marketplace populated by more than 225,000 solution providers, services companies, independent software vendors, distributors, custom application developers, system builders, managed services companies and technology consultants. Channel Insider's rich news and analytics Web site, case -study and technology review magazine, market trends research, and virtual and face -to -face events provide its readers with a 360 -degree view of the North America reseller channel. As a result, Channel Insider has the most robust and engaged channel audience.

About Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc.
Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. (www.ziffdavisenterprise.com) is B2B technology's trusted information resource. Millions of technology buyers rely on our relevant, objective content to identify the right solutions for their organizations. Hundreds of companies, from industry giants to emerging start -ups, rely on our contextual content, marketing, and audience development expertise to compress sales cycles and lower their go -to -market costs. Leading brands include Channel Insider, Baseline, CIO Insight, eWEEK, Baselinemag.com, CIOInsight.com, eWEEK.com, WebBuyersGuide.com, and the Developer Shed network. Ziff Davis Enterprise has proven marketing solutions for branding, engagement, and face -to -face events. Our products include print and online advertising, eNewsletter sponsorships, content syndication, eSeminars, virtual tradeshows, events, and custom media services. Ziff Davis Enterprise has a global database of 4 million users representing an unparalleled community of business and technology professionals, developers, and the channel.

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Contact:
Tammie Dodson
Public Relations Manager
256 -963 -6739
tammie.dodson@adtran.com

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