SOURCE: Procera Networks

June 23, 2008 19:55 ET

APAC Universities Continue to Make Network Traffic Management a Priority With Procera's PacketLogic PL10000

Procera Continues to Announce PL10000 Deployments as Swinburne University in Australia Leverages Evolved Deep Packet Inspection for Increased Network Intelligence

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Procera® Networks Inc. (AMEX: PKT), a developer of Evolved Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solutions providing the most accurate traffic awareness, control and protection for complex networks, today announced that Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, is using PL10000, the latest introduction to the PacketLogic™ family of products, to shape network traffic and to provide protection to its network and users.

Like most higher education campuses, Swinburne spends a significant amount (A$1.5M) on Internet capacity per year. Add in the constant increase of traffic, and Swinburne faces substantial escalations in costs over the next academic year. They looked to Procera to optimize the use of bandwidth across their existing infrastructure to extend the lifetime of made investments.

"The volume-based shaping has given us greater flexibility when applying rules to specific groups of users," said Paul Dealy, a member of Swinburne University of Technology's Information Technology Services. "PacketLogic is more well-suited to meet a university's set of requirements than the other products we trialed, and the response from Procera's support group was really encouraging. Our ROI has been incredible since our deployment; we've cut our peak bandwidth consumption by 30 percent."

Swinburne also selected PacketLogic for its ease of set-up and installation, and the intuitive interface has made it easy for Dealy to build and maintain rules and policies. Swinburne takes advantage of PacketLogic's BGP functionality that enables rules based on destination network (AS number), and the drilldown features, to see details -- such as URL -- when investigating the behavior of a host.

Swinburne has a strong reputation as a provider of career-oriented education, and as a university committed to research disciplines. Its 40,000 students, faculty and staff are spread across multiple campuses throughout Melbourne, as well as one in Malaysia.

Swinburne joins Korea University in Seoul (see press release from June 18: as two of the first to deploy PacketLogic PL10000.

"Universities operate complex networks designed to serve diverse user groups, and these networks must be able to handle support for both academic and recreational applications," said Jon Lindén, Procera's vice president of global marketing. "By implementing DPI, network managers are able to view traffic in real-time and grant priority to educational applications. Universities cannot afford to have an online lecture experience a slowdown because a group of student are engulfed in a bandwidth-consuming role-playing game in another building."

About Procera Networks Inc.

Procera Networks Inc. delivers Evolved DPI solutions that give service providers full awareness, control and protection of their applications and networks. Its core product suite, the PacketLogic line of platforms, leverages the company's advanced identification engine, DRDL™ (Datastream Recognition Definition Language), to provide the most accurate identification of network traffic available today in real-time. PacketLogic is deployed at more than 400 broadband service providers, telcos, governments and higher education campuses worldwide. Founded in 2002, Procera (AMEX: PKT) is based in Silicon Valley and has offices around the globe. More information is available at

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