Procera's OptimANA CP3603 Combines Procera's Intelligent Network Switching Hardware With Netintact's PacketLogic™ Software to Block and Control Invasive Japanese Peer-to-Peer Applications
LOS GATOS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/24/2006 -- Procera® Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: PRNW), a pioneering developer of optimized, intelligent networking and application driven, converged platforms, announced availability of Procera's new OptimANA™ CP3603 converged traffic management platform following successful technical evaluations targeting the Japanese market. Procera's OptimANA CP3603 utilizes functionality developed by Netintact, a privately held developer of mission-critical network traffic and service management solutions. Procera and Netintact recently announced an intent to merge. Procera's OptimANA CP3603 was developed as a purpose-built converged networking platform to specifically block and control the invasive SoftEther, Winny and other unwanted peer-to-peer applications that plague enterprise networks throughout Japan.
Procera has worked extensively with Japanese network equipment providers to confirm the customer requirements and broad-based demand for a network-centric peer-to-peer application and traffic management system for Japanese businesses seeking to eliminate the potential legal liability and security threats associated with illegal downloads of copyrighted materials through the aforementioned SoftEther and Winny applications.
The OptimANA CP3603 integrates Procera's patent-pending OptimIP™ intelligent networking routing and switching hardware with a standard Intel Xeon™-based server running Netintact's PacketLogic™ software to properly identify application protocols using signatures that specify application characteristics. The identification of these peer-to-peer applications is then used to either completely eradicate or throttle their usage. The new converged platform architecture integrates, in a standard 2U form factor, the intelligence and deep-packet inspection capabilities of server-based application software with the wire-speed performance and granular port-level control of proprietary networking hardware. The PacketLogic software adds flow-based intelligence for extended granularity.
The Procera platform can either block or throttle SoftEther, Winny and other insidious applications that are typically used for illegal downloads and other bandwidth hogging activities as they try to connect in the threatened network from the WAN, as well as provide additional intelligent bandwidth management and prioritization of mission-critical applications within that LAN.
"Because of the complexities of eradicating the connection methods of SoftEther and Winny, the OptimANA CP3603 provides a specific solution to help Japanese corporations stop the direct transfer between two computers of encrypted files which could include corporate intellectual property," said Gary J. Johnson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Procera Networks.
Several large Japanese IT equipment providers are in contract negotiations with Procera to distribute and resell Procera products including the new OptimANA CP3603 starting in June 2006.
About Procera Networks, Inc.
Founded in 2001, 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. More information on Procera Networks, Inc. can be found at http://www.proceranetworks.com/.
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