SOURCE: Procera Networks

Procera Networks

August 10, 2009 09:00 ET

Procera Networks Quickly Becoming the Network Management Solution of Choice in Higher Education

More Than 20 Universities in the United States Chose PacketLogic Systems to Maximize Investment in Network Infrastructure

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - Procera® Networks Inc. (NYSE Amex: PKT), a developer of Evolved Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solutions providing traffic awareness, control and protection for complex networks, today announced that more than 20 Universities in the United States chose its industry leading PacketLogic™ family of products since January 2009. Included in this list are notable Universities such as: Vanderbilt University, Southern Arkansas University, Palm Beach Community College, Ohio Northern University, Michigan REMC #1, LeTourneau University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Heidelberg University, Central Washington University and California Baptist University. This continued success solidifies Procera's worldwide leadership in the Higher Education market segment.

"We'd been using a bandwidth management product from another vendor for eight years, but after evaluating Procera's PacketLogic products, we decided to switch," said Ethan Cooper, Network Administrator, LeTourneau University. "With PacketLogic, we are looking forward to providing a satisfying Internet experience for our students, faculty, and staff regardless of the applications they're using or the time of day they're using them. In particular, the volume based shaping feature is a key part of our strategy moving into the future. Since Internet bandwidth is not an infinite resource, volume based shaping allows us to present our users with a choice of how and when they use the bandwidth we provide them."

"The Procera Networks solution offers us features and services we did not see on competing products. We were especially impressed with the real-time monitoring capabilities along with the responsiveness from their engineers," said David Marley, Asst Director, IT Network Infrastructure Services, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. "With a small, local support staff, we appreciate having such a robust and responsive product to manage our constantly changing network traffic landscape, yet without spending countless hours in set-up and configuration."

"Most Universities have issues balancing academic and recreational Internet usage, the amount of bandwidth required, by a growing number of sophisticated applications and students, can increase exponentially, impacting cost and quality of service," said Jon Lindén, Procera's vice president of global marketing. "Procera's DPI products allow University network managers to shape network traffic and provide protection to the network and its users."

The specific University profiles vary, but common to all is the need to accurately manage and control network traffic to maximize the substantial investment they've made in network infrastructure. These and other University networks around the world act as service providers to the academic and residential facilities across their campuses and see significant traffic volume day and night. They deploy PacketLogic to prioritize critical applications, limit bandwidth for recreational use during peak hours, and to gain granular insight into network activity for forensics, allowing real-time identification and isolation of malware.

"I was frustrated with our existing vendor. We needed a solution that would handle a gig of traffic throughput and most systems topped out at around 150 MB, so our choices were limited to start with," said Michael Merker, Director of Technology Infrastructure, Palm Beach Community College. "We evaluated the Procera PacketLogic and found that we liked the number of options available to manage our traffic -- fixed limits, percentage of total allocated bandwidth, prioritization, and more -- as well as the ability to mix and match those options and not be bound to a single method."

"The volume based shaping component of PacketLogic has allowed us to create sensible daily quotas for our students," said Jason Gerdes, Sr. ResNet Network Engineer, Central Washington University. "This allows users a better overall experience and stops heavy downloaders from congesting the network."

About Procera Networks Inc.

Procera Networks Inc. delivers Evolved DPI solutions that give service providers 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 accurate identification of network traffic in real-time. PacketLogic is deployed at more than 600 broadband service providers, telcos, governments and higher education campuses worldwide. Founded in 2002, Procera (NYSE Amex: PKT) is based in Silicon Valley and has offices around the globe. More information is available at www.proceranetworks.com.

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