Sandvine Incorporated
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Sandvine Incorporated

September 08, 2009 02:38 ET

Sandvine Launches Cutting Edge Next Generation Platform

Network policy control platform scales to market-leading 240 Gigabits per second

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2009) -

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Attention Technology Editors

Broadband World Forum Europe - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC)(AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for cable, DSL, FTTx, fixed wireless and mobile operators, today announced the launch of the next generation Policy Traffic Switch 24000 (PTS 24000) platform. The PTS 24000, the latest in Sandvine's award-winning PTS lineup, offers throughput of up to 60 Gbps per box, and clusters to deployments of up to 240 Gbps, for market-leading performance.

Current customers deploying Sandvine's PTS 24000 include a leading fixed and wireless service provider network serving close to twenty million mobile subscribers and a tier- one service provider with one million subscribers, both customers are located in Europe.

"Founded on our early success and pioneering efforts with the PTS platform and network traffic management, Sandvine is in a unique position to offer industry-proven expertise and foresight to address the challenges arising from the evolution of the Internet," said Don Bowman, Sandvine co-founder, CTO. "Building on the success of our first and second generation platforms, we designed the PTS 24000 with aggregating interfaces and higher port density to address bandwidth and access speed network demands, all while reducing the total cost of ownership."

PTS 24000 highlights:

- Clusters to scale to 240 Gigabits per second - ideal for the world's largest networks;

- Available in models with 40 Gbps or 60 Gbps throughput per box, supporting a market-leading 5 million subscribers in a highly efficient four-rack-unit footprint;

- Available for cable, DSL, fixed wireless and mobile networks and specifically designed for converging networks, with flexible fan-in, fan-out port configuration for network expansion;

- Built carrier-grade with field-replaceable components that are easily and cost-effectively upgraded to accommodate future advances in technology;

- N:N+1 redundancy for a simple, cost-effective solution;

- Easily interfaces with third-party systems such as billing and charging operations and on-deck applications.

New rich media Internet applications are placing ever-growing demands for bandwidth and quality of service. While service providers are increasing their access speeds to meet the demand, history has shown that adding bandwidth alone is not a solution to the challenge of continuing to deliver quality service at a reasonable price.

"Networks are deploying new technologies and expanding in capacity all the time," said Mr. Bowman. "Sandvine's PTS 24000 scales to meet the demands of the world's largest data networks to help address capacity planning and support the introduction of new personalized services."

The Sandvine platform provides network policy control solutions for unparalleled network reporting, capacity planning, congestion management, new personalized service creation, malicious traffic mitigation and enhanced customer service.

With service provider customers in 70 countries serving over a hundred million broadband and wireless subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information on Sandvine's platform, products and applications, visit us at Broadband World Forum in Paris, France, booth #433.

Additional information:

The PTS 24000 is the flagship offering in the PTS portfolio, the most widely deployed network intelligence platform in the world. With 40 Gbps and 60 Gbps models, the PTS 24000 is ideally suited for large networks poised for capacity growth. Like all models in the portfolio, the PTS 24000 is designed with a novel clustering approach that not only delivers true N:N+1 redundancy, but allows deployments to scale easily by adding units as the service provider's network grows in capacity. In the case of the PTS 24000, clusters can scale up to 240 Gbps and 5 million subscribers, making this model ideal for the world's largest networks.

Redundancy and Availability

- N:N+1 for simple, cost-effective solution redundancy

- Redundant, field-replaceable hard-drives, power supplies and fans

Software Licenses - a number of software licenses are available to address specific business objectives:

- Aggregate Traffic Management

- Fairshare Traffic Management

- Network Protection

- URL Access Control

- VoIP Quality of Experience

- DNS Quality of Experience

- Search Guide

- Third Party Partner Integration/Traffic Teeing

Specifications:

- Dimensions: 17" x 7" x 23" (width x height x depth)

- NEBS level 3 certified

- Product Safety and EMC Approvals for Argentina, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan and The United States

More information available at http://www.sandvine.com/products/default.asp or contact info@sandvine.com.

To view a photo of Sandvine's PTS 24000, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/svc0908_pts24000_800.jpg.

ABOUT SANDVINE

Sandvine is focused on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network equipment helps DSL, FTTx, cable, fixed wireless and mobile operators better understand network traffic, increase customer satisfaction, mitigate the proliferation of malicious traffic, manage network congestion, and deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services. With service provider customers in 70 countries serving over a hundred million broadband and wireless subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. www.sandvine.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws and are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of such laws. Statements related to potential benefits of, and demand for, Sandvine's products or services including statements with respect to the features and benefits that may be achieved through the use of Sandvine's products or services and the relative position of these products vis-a-vis competitive offerings in the industry are forward-looking statements which are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include such factors as rapid technological changes, changes in customer architecture and equipment deployment requirements, the introduction of competing technologies, the risks and uncertainties of new product introductions, dependence on key supplies and other similar factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Sandvine to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Sandvine assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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