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Bay Networks

A networking products company that was formed in 1994 as a merger of SynOptics Communications, Santa Clara, CA and Wellfleet Communications, Billerica, MA. The name was derived from their locations: the California Bay and the Bay State. At the time of the merger, SynOptics was number #1 in hubs, and Wellfleet was number #2 in routers. In 1998, Nortel acquired Bay and made it a division of the company, then later absorbed it entirely. In addition to an extensive product line for enterprises and carriers, Bay Networks brought thousands of experienced IP professionals into Nortel. The acquisition so profoundly affected the company that it officially added "Networks" to its corporate identity to become "Nortel Networks." See Nortel Networks.
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Mejia worked for Nortel Networks, Bay Networks, and Ford Motor Company.
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Supporting Bay Networks' Adaptive Networking access strategy, the BaySecure Access Control V2.1 RADIUS server is key to transitioning today's networks to the IP-optimized networks of tomorrow, offering customers a fully manageable, dial-in security solution for seamless remote network access.
Bay Networks' Optivity fills this gap by analyzing your entire network.
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House, chairman, president and CEO of Bay Networks since joining the company in 1996.