SOURCE: Procera Networks

June 06, 2007 08:00 ET

Wireless ISP, LP Broadband, Chooses Procera's PacketLogic for Traffic Management, Lawful Intercept Fulfillment

Fast-Growing Northern Colorado & Southeastern Wyoming Service Provider Achieves Immediate Benefit Through Reduced Virus Outbreaks, Improved QoS and Network Visibility -- and Catches a Hacker

LOS GATOS, CA and LOVELAND, CO--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - Procera® Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: PRNW), a pioneering developer of carrier-grade network traffic and service management infrastructure equipment, today announced that LP Broadband, a wireless high-speed Internet service provider, has deployed multiple PacketLogic 7600 systems to manage traffic and services in its Colorado and Wyoming networks. Through the Procera products, LP Broadband has been able to dramatically reduce virus outbreaks, which can consume large amounts of costly bandwidth and impact quality-of-service (QoS) for voice over IP and other critical applications. Further, PacketLogic was instrumental in tracking down a malicious hacker who breached a business customer's firewall.

LP Broadband, based in Loveland, Colorado, operates in northeastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming -- largely rural areas that were underserved with high-speed broadband Internet by traditional service providers. Founded in 2003, the company has quickly grown to serve more than 4,000 business and residential customers. Residential customers frequently fail to take protective measures against viruses and other malware, and unknowingly unleash them through the network. The PacketLogic systems quickly identify this rogue traffic, and allow LP Broadband to contain and minimize its effect on overall network bandwidth.

"For wireless ISPs, it is critical to be able to manage network traffic effectively -- bandwidth is expensive, and adding new trunks to handle the traffic load created by viruses can quickly eat into the bottom line," said Wilson Spence, CEO LP Broadband, Inc. "With the Procera systems, we're able to manage our network more efficiently and accurately while preventing the spread of bandwidth-consuming viruses in our network, and protecting QoS for our VoIP service as well."

For a business customer of LP Broadband, the PL7600 provided essential support in apprehending a hacker. Early one morning, the customer discovered that a server had been accessed overnight, their firewall apparently overwhelmed by a brute-force attack. After receiving a court order, LP Broadband was easily able to track the extent and length of the attack as well as the hacker's IP address, which were both provided to the business customer for possible prosecution. The PacketLogic series also offers the option of blocking offenders' IP addresses should multiple attacks occur.

"As LP Broadband has shown, lawful intercept's requirements can be met for business and residential customers who are victims of Internet attacks," said Albert Lopez, vice president of worldwide marketing for Procera Networks. "The deep level of inspection provided by PacketLogic allows broadband service providers to respond to these requests, while providing added value through accurate, real-time network visibility and control."

The PacketLogic product family includes the PL5600, PL7600 and PL7620 models, which range from 1 Gbps to 2 Gbps bi-directional throughput capacity. The modular software design includes surveillance (standard in all PacketLogic systems), filtering, traffic shaping, and statistics options. In addition to the PL7600 systems, LP Broadband has also deployed a PacketLogic statistics server, which allows them to collect and maintain an extended set of historical traffic detail records.

About Procera Networks

Founded in 2002, Procera Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: PRNW) is a global provider of intelligent network traffic identification, control and service management infrastructure equipment. Procera's core product suite, the PacketLogic™ line of appliances, provides the most accurate application identification available today by using the industry leading connection identification engine DRDL™ (Datastream Recognition Definition Language). PacketLogic is deployed at more than 350 broadband service providers (xSPs), Telcos, colleges and universities worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com

About LP Broadband

LP Broadband is a leader in the local wireless service market, providing reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet access that does not require a phone line or cable. Rapidly expanding along the northern front range, LP Broadband currently serves residential and business customers in South Eastern Wyoming and Northern Colorado areas. In response to the ever-changing needs of the local wireless marketplace, LP Broadband continues to expand its services, which now include VoIP, providing clear, digital-quality telephone calls over the Internet for about half the monthly cost of a traditional phone line with no rural surcharges. LP Broadband began business in March of 2003 and is able to provide unparalleled support through local staff and service personnel. For more information about LP Broadband and its services, visit www.lpbroadband.com or call 307-459-1515.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). In particular, when used in this press release, the words "plan," "confident that," "believe," "scheduled," "expect," or "intend to," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act and are subject to the safe harbor created by the Act. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any of the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of Procera to commercialize the applicable technology and introduce products and the acceptance of those products by the market, the ability of resellers to sell the Procera products, market conditions, the general acceptance of the Company's products and technologies, competitive factors, timing, and other risks described in the Company's reports and filings with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) from time to time.

Procera Networks is a registered trademark, and PacketLogic and DRDL are trademarks of Procera Networks Inc. All rights reserved. All other products or brands mentioned are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contact Procera:
    Evelyn Miller
    Procera Networks, Inc.
    408.354.9238
    Email Contact

    Albert Lopez
    Procera Networks, Inc.
    408.354.7565
    Email Contact

    John Liviakis (Investor Relations)
    Liviakis Financial Communications Inc.
    415.389.4670

    Contact LP Broadband:
    Wilson Spence
    LP Broadband, Inc.
    970.372.2824
    Email Contact