EXINDA NETWORKS REVOLUTIONIZES CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS WITH INDUSTRY’S FIRST SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE SOLUTION Monday 21 May 2007 PDF Print EXINDA NETWORKS REVOLUTIONIZES CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS WITH INDUSTRY’S FIRST SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE SOLUTION Exinda’s Service Delivery Point Eliminates Risk, Reduces Costs and Simplifies WAN Optimization for Distributed Corporate Networks May 21, 2007 Exinda Networks, the leading provider of Unified Performance Management (UPM) solutions, today announced its new Service Delivery Point (SDP), an invaluable tool for centralized management of Exinda’s wide area networks (WAN) optimization solutions. SDP simplifies the task of installing, configuring, monitoring, and reporting of WAN optimization appliances distributed throughout corporate networks. SDP puts network managers in control of their network, regardless of the number of networked sites, via a simple login and password on a Web browser. Exinda’s SDP provides full visibility into how applications are performing over the WAN in an easy to use format. Customized reports on network utilization, top applications and top URLS can be used to fully optimize WAN performance. Hosted Service and On-site SDP Appliance Available for Enterprises’ Varied Needs SDP is available on demand as a hosted “Software as a Service” and licensed by the number of appliances to be managed or as an appliance hosted either at a company’s site or a managed service provider’s (MSP) site. Exinda’s hosted service further simplifies the WAN optimization process by eliminating the need to buy, install, maintain and upgrade management hardware and software. Since there is no capital investment, SDP offers a 70 - 90 percent savings compared to similar client/server solutions. Exinda’s SDP outshines traditional centralized management systems (CMS) by eliminating the cost, risk and complexity of such implementations. SDP provides a quicker return on investment as it can be deployed quickly, typically in one week versus three months or more for a traditional CMS. SDP provides full visibility into network usage at application layer 7 while most CMS only focus on network layer 3. Exinda also offers an alternative SDP appliance to be hosted at a company’s site or MSP’s site. This option is ideal for companies with a large number of networked sites and for companies with security policy that does not allow for data to be hosted externally. It is also well suited for an MSP to manage multiple customers and their various installations. “Exinda’s Web-hosted SDP is a great new model for centrally managing our client’s growing networks,” said Juergen Staeding, manager of marketing and business development for SpaceNet AG, one of Germany’s premier Internet business service provider and MSP. “It’s highly scalable and that is key as we add more customers to our managed services and those customers add more devices to their networks. Best of all, SDP gives us total reliability and visibility into the networks we manage, making it possible for us to create application service level agreements. SpaceNet will be the first MSP in Europe to have this ability enabling us to provide better services to our customers.” SDP - A Critical Component of Exinda’s Unified Performance Management SDP is one of the key components that differentiate Exinda’s UPM from competitive products. Exinda's UPM combines WAN optimization, application acceleration, application visibility and application response time measurements onto a single appliance and works with SDP to deliver industry’s best WAN optimization solution. SDP capitalizes on one of Exinda’s core strengths of monitoring and reporting on network performance. “Software as a service is a low risk, high reward model for many organizations,” said Chris Siakos, chief technology officer for Exinda Networks. “Exinda is the first to implement this model for WAN optimization. As we add customers to our hosted service, SDP will be refined based on customers’ application and network environments. Eventually SDP will migrate to an adaptive response environment making SDP even more powerful. It will provide real-time notifications on application performance and recommendations for setting optimal network policies.” Pricing and Availability Pricing for SDP is dependent upon the type of service selected. The Exinda Web-hosted solution has no set up fee and is £15.00 per appliance per month for up to 10 appliances and is reduced to £5.00 per appliance per month for 500 or more appliances. Exinda’s SDP appliance to be hosted at a company’s site starts at £2,500 for a 10 appliance licence. Both versions of SDP will be available on June 30, 2007. For more information, visit http://www.exinda.com/public/sdp/whysdp.htm. About Exinda Networks Exinda Networks is a global supplier of Unified Performance Management that integrates WAN optimization, application acceleration, application visibility and application response time measurements for enterprise, government and service provider clients. Founded in 2002, Exinda’s mission is to ensure optimal and consistent application performance over the WAN and reduce network operating costs. Exinda has more than 1,000 customers in more than 35 countries around the world. Exinda's 4700 appliance received ZDnet's Technology & Business magazine's 2005 Editor's Choice Award for ease of use and excellence in traffic monitoring and reporting. Exinda's award winning technology is available by contacting leading resellers or Exinda directly. Exinda's research and development offices are located in Melbourne, Australia. Exinda's U.S. headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Additional corporate offices are located in Frankfurt, London and Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit www.exinda.com http://www.exinda.com/ Press Contact:- Claire Moran Public Relations Consultant for Exinda Networks The Forge Public Relations Tel: 0208 994 7668 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of The Forge PR in the following categories: Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.