SOURCE: Cymphonix

February 24, 2009 08:02 ET

Cymphonix Allows College Preparatory School to Control Its Internet Traffic

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Cymphonix® today announced that Lakeview Academy, an independent, college preparatory day school for grades Pre-K through 12, has installed Cymphonix Network Composer® to help manage network bandwidth and provide visibility into activities taking place on the school's network.

Lakeview Academy prides itself on maintaining a solid network infrastructure operating over 500 computers on campus including laptops and PCs. Recently the school began experiencing bandwidth issues caused from increased use of educational Web 2.0 content and streaming media in the classroom. It became clear to administrators that Lakeview Academy needed a solution that would allow them to both manage and see the Internet traffic crossing its network.

Connie White, director of technology and media for the school, added, "We needed the flexibility to adjust our policies as online resources become more prominent in the classroom. Meeting these demands requires a solution that is robust enough to block students from accessing certain websites but still allows teachers to utilize the resources provided by these sites in the classroom."

After learning about Cymphonix's Network Composer product line at a local conference, Lakeview Academy decided to deploy Cymphonix's Network Composer DC30 on site and immediately began to see the full value of its investment. Network Composer helped Lakeview Academy accurately reveal important information on network usage and application management while providing advanced protection from inappropriate content and potential threats. In addition, the solution allowed for bandwidth to be intelligently optimized by proving the ability to set usage policies for different user groups such as teachers and students and even scale the amount of bandwidth individual users, websites and online applications consumed.

"The reporting capabilities of Network Composer are the real strength of the product," commented Bruce Montgomery, Lakeview Academy network administrator. "I've seen a lot of filters but not many packet shapers. After some additional research and discussions with other schools, we ultimately felt that Network Composer not only provided content filtering capabilities on par with the competition, but was quick and easy to integrate into our existing network while provided superior performance."

For details on how Cymphonix provides network bandwidth for business-critical documents and applications while diminishing recreational Web usage, please visit http://www.cymphonix.com/Solutions.html.

About Cymphonix

Cymphonix Corporation, headquartered in Salt Lake City, uses award-winning patent-pending technology to reveal, optimize and automate Internet security. With deep-packet scanning technology, Cymphonix solutions address the issues created by evolving content -- including web applications and bandwidth-intensive websites. Cymphonix products seamlessly integrate network protection, application performance, and traffic visibility into a single, easily managed solution. Leading the Cymphonix product line is Network Composer, a smart gateway appliance that helps organizations understand at a glance who is abusing network resources and with what applications -- enabling problems to be corrected instantly through a clear, easy-to-manage interface. More information about Cymphonix can be found at www.cymphonix.com.

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