PacketLogic Replaces Allot Communications' NetEnforcer(TM) to Provide Better Recognition and Management of Traffic Flows
LOS GATOS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/12/2006 -- Procera® Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: PRNW), a pioneering developer of intelligent network traffic and service management infrastructure equipment, announced that OTZ Telephone Cooperative, a member-owned company which serves residential and business subscribers in Northwestern Alaska, has deployed Procera's PacketLogic™ 5600, a flow-based intelligent network traffic and service management system. The PacketLogic system replaces Allot Communications' NetEnforcer to provide better recognition and management of traffic flows.
Internet access in remote regions of Alaska is characterized by high costs of bandwidth and latency issues that are inherent with satellite communications. OTZ has deployed PacketLogic to manage traffic for its DSL, wireless and dial-up customers -- the Procera system's ability to manage bandwidth to the user level is essential for cost-effective operations in serving OTZ's rural customers.
"Managing bandwidth and being able to track down problems quickly in the network are essential to keeping the network working properly," said Mark Iten, Network Administrator at OTZ. "Our extensive evaluation determined the PacketLogic product simply gave us more detailed information than the Allot NetEnforcer. Because the PacketLogic appliance gives us more accurate views into what is happening on our network, we can in turn take immediate action to improve network performance or remedy any issues. The other significant feature that has saved an inordinate amount of time and effort is the ability to search on an IP address and receive an instantaneous activity report. This allows OTZ to track all the communications that the user has been involved with over a specified period of time. Managing heavy usage behaviors through proper bandwidth management shaping rules is imperative to keeping costs in check for our members."
"We were excited that the PacketLogic system performed so well in the evaluation phase, and was selected for its ease of deployment, administration and ability to provide long-term storage of statistical data on the same system," said Gary J. Johnson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Procera Networks. "Also, the benefits of PacketLogic in proactively helping better control and manage bandwidth are applicable to many different rural telcos and member-based cooperatives seeking to offer cost-effective Internet access to their communities."
OTZ will deploy PacketLogic appliances to manage its Points of Presence (POPs) throughout Northwestern Alaska.
About OTZ Telephone Cooperative
OTZ Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is celebrating over 30 years as a community created telephone cooperative. Servicing over 4,000 residential and business subscribers with a combination of Telephone, Long Distance, Cellular and Internet Service for Northwestern Alaska, OTZ is driven to provide the lowest cost of operations and highest service levels for its members.
PacketLogic™ is a flow-based intelligent network traffic and service management system. The core of the product suite is the identification engine DRDL™ (Datastream Recognition Definition Language) that provides the most accurate network traffic identification available today. DRDL performs deep flow inspection (DFI) to aggregate granular flow properties. The data from DRDL is utilized by the five PacketLogic modules -- Surveillance (real-time traffic monitoring), Traffic Shaping (bandwidth management), Firewall (granular Layer 7 filtering), Statistics (traffic analyzing) and the Service Management module NetAccess. PacketLogic was launched in October 2001 and is currently deployed at more than 150 service providers (xSPs) and telcos worldwide.
About Procera Networks
Founded in 2002, Procera Networks, Inc. is a global provider of networking infrastructure equipment. Procera's OptimIP™ family of intelligent network appliances enables businesses to dramatically reduce the total cost associated with networking, security and compliance. With Procera appliances, an enterprise can improve the efficiency of mission-critical applications (QoS), control how and what data is transported through the network, and determine which employees or workgroups can access data or specific applications. Procera's new OptimANA™ Convergence Platform Series enables systems developers to easily integrate wire-speed, application-oriented intelligence to extend the market reach of their existing server-based software, security gateways and network appliances. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com/.
NOTE: Procera is registered trademark and OptimIP, OptimANA, PacketLogic and DRDL are trademarks of Procera Networks. All other names are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.