SOURCE: NetScaler

May 03, 2005 10:00 ET

NetScaler Delivers Centralized Management to Meet Demands of Rapidly Growing Enterprise Customer Base

NetScaler Command Center Offers Unified Console for Management of Large-Scale and Geographically Dispersed Deployments of Application Delivery Systems

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2005 -- INTEROP® 2005, Booth 825 -- NetScaler, Inc., the global leader in accelerated application delivery systems, today announced NetScaler Command Center, a powerful new centralized management and monitoring solution for NetScaler's full line of application delivery systems. NetScaler Command Center's unified console, designed for a growing number of customers with large-scale NetScaler deployments, dramatically simplifies day-to-day management of hundreds of NetScaler systems, reducing operational expenses. Additionally, Command Center provides extensive real-time and historical views of the availability, performance, and security for enterprise-wide delivery of application data to users in any location. The solution will be unveiled at NetWorld+Interop, Las Vegas, booth 825.

"The mainstream IT industry's rapid adoption of advanced application acceleration devices like those offered by NetScaler is driving the need for central management of a large number of devices," said Lynn Nye, president, APM Advisors. "Solutions such as NetScaler Command Center are not just 'nice to haves' but are increasingly differentiating offerings due to the challenge of managing complex application environments."

NetScaler Command Center will enable customers to significantly streamline the day-to-day operations through the following:

--  Manage Enterprise-wide Application Delivery: Manage an unlimited
    number of NetScaler systems from a single, unified console.
    
--  Simplify Configuration Management: Automate management operations by
    leveraging pre-defined or custom-built configuration tasks.
    
--  Speed System Configurations: Configure multiple NetScaler systems with
    a single click.
    
--  Provide in-depth application traffic intelligence: Gather and
    consolidate traffic statistics across up to hundreds of separate NetScaler
    devices to enable detailed analysis of application performance across the
    enterprise.
    
--  Global Health Management: Monitor and manage health of NetScaler
    systems across the entire enterprise with a sophisticated event management
    module.
    
"Not only are we seeing rapid growth in the number of NetScaler customers, as evidenced by our recent 500th customer milestone, but also in the size of NetScaler deployments. Our longstanding customers consider NetScaler systems a core component of their network infrastructures whenever they add new applications," said Raj Kanaya, vice president of product strategy and alliances, NetScaler. "At the same time, organizations need to streamline the management of their network while consolidating their data centers. These factors have been significant drivers for delivering the NetScaler Command Center."

Pricing and Availability

NetScaler Command Center will be sold separately. Pricing starts at $5,000 for management of up to 10 NetScaler application delivery systems. NetScaler Command Center will be available in Q3 2005.

About NetScaler

NetScaler is the leading provider of networking systems that accelerate the secure delivery of critical business applications to any user in any location. The NetScaler solution tightly integrates best-in-class load balancing and content switching with industry-leading acceleration and security functionality, enabling customers to improve the performance of both Web and non-Web applications by up to 5x or more. In addition to having all of the top five e-businesses in the world as customers, NetScaler also boasts more than 500 enterprise customers across all industry sectors, including some of the world's largest Global 2000 companies.

NetScaler headquarters are in San Jose, California. For more information, visit: http://www.netscaler.com.

NetScaler is a trademark of NetScaler, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other companies and products mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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