SOURCE: Procera Networks

December 07, 2006 08:00 ET

Cavalier Broadband Selects Procera Networks to Shape, Manage and Control Broadband Internet Access for Commercial and Residential Multi-Tenant Units

Cavalier Replaces Other Vendors' Traffic Management Systems With Procera's PacketLogic Flow-Based Approach

LOS GATOS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 --Procera® Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: PRNW), a pioneering developer of intelligent network traffic and service management infrastructure equipment, announced that Cavalier Broadband, a managed service provider with an installed base of commercial clients and multi-tenant property management firms, has selected Procera's PacketLogic flow-based traffic management system to ensure policy enforcement and provide technical assistance for the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) compliance. The system has been configured to effectively shape, manage and control the broadband access services for its commercial and multi-tenant subscribers -- many of these customers are off-campus University of Virginia students.

Cavalier has worked closely with Procera Networks to develop an intricate set of bandwidth shaping and filtering rules to ensure the quality of service for all users so no one customer's online experience is impacted by a small subset of users that hog available bandwidth. Procera's PacketLogic PL7600 is the key component of a granular shaping and filtering solution that enables Cavalier to ensure that exact amounts of bandwidth availability and transfer speeds are allocated to specific individuals, groups, applications, Peer-2-Peer communications, and FTP transfers. Cavalier has also deployed several blocking rules to stop users attempting to access sites or applications on the internet which could potentially pose threats to the network security or create legal liabilities to the company.

"Simply put, we needed a built-to-order solution without major customization. Procera was the only vendor we've found that was able to provide, or had the foresight to build their product set accordingly. Other vendors tried to find ways to fit us into their solution, which wasn't very effective," said Bob Hamlin, President and CEO of Cavalier Broadband.

"We have evaluated over a dozen different products in the last five years," said Tony Graziano, CTO and Operations Manager for Cavalier Broadband. "At the time we began testing Procera's PacketLogic solution, we owned products from Lucent, Packeteer and Dyband. Within a few days, the decision to turn off and de-install what we were previously using was not a difficult one."

"With functionality like automatic failover, command and control, independent of Procera's DRDL process, PacketLogic is substantially superior to the cumbersome approaches employed by other manufacturers that we have purchased or tried. It was also refreshing that we were not tethered to a specific Operating System (OS) for management and control. Finally, it was a critical requirement to have technical support available during our normal business hours. One vendor wanted us to set our clocks to South Africa time in order to get access to their advanced engineering and support," concludes Graziano.

"Delivering consistent high-levels of broadband services to thousands of power users in an academic environment can be very difficult to maintain. Procera's experience in numerous other higher education deployments around the world enabled us to provide Cavalier with the solution they have been looking for. Cavalier can now deploy numerous new, next-generation traffic management rules like Volume Based Shaping (VBS) to control bandwidth hogging by some sophisticated subscribers without diluting the quality of service to a majority of the other users on the network," said Gary J. Johnson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Procera Networks.

About Cavalier Broadband

Established in 2001 with headquarters located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Cavalier Broadband is a registered CLEC with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Available offerings include Internet Access for both the enterprise, commercial and residential multi-tenant offerings. For more information, visit: or email:

About Procera Networks

Founded in 2002, Procera Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: PRNW) is a global provider of intelligent network traffic identification, control and service management. Procera's core product suite, the PacketLogic™ line of appliances, provide the most accurate application identification available today by using the industry leading connection identification engine DRDL™ (Datastream Recognition Definition Language). PacketLogic is deployed at more than 200 broadband service providers (xSPs) and Telcos worldwide. For more information, visit

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.

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