Aberdeen Group Reports WAN Optimization a Priority for 'Best-in-Class' Network Managers

’2011 WAN Acceleration State of the Market’ Report Links Strategic Use of WAN Acceleration Technologies to Improved User Satisfaction

MASSACHUSETTS  Exinda, a global provider of WAN optimization solutions, today announced the latest report from Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE:HHS), entitled ‘2011 WAN Acceleration State of the Market’, indicates that WAN Optimization is a priority for operators of ‘best-in-class’ networks.

The Aberdeen Group report, authored by Aberdeen’s senior research analyst, Russ Klein, provides insights into the characteristics of top performing WAN Operators. The findings indicate that top performing WAN managers are addressing poor application performance with optimization and acceleration, rather than simply throwing more hardware and bandwidth at the problem.

“In the next year, over 30% of all respondents are planning to boost their use of APIs for network integration and also increase the centralization of WAN optimization and acceleration,” said Klein. “These steps will allow organizations to improve the effectiveness of their WAN acceleration solutions and also increase their ability to expand the benefits of optimization to emerging technology areas such as IP-based communications and mobile devices.”

“The Aberdeen paper reflects many of the issues and trends that our customers face today,” said Kevin Suitor, Vice President of Marketing, Exinda. “IT managers are demanding solutions that do more than blindly accelerate all applications traversing the WAN. They want the ability to see exactly what is happening in the WAN and how each application impacts the user experience, and to optimize the applications that are critical to their business. We are pleased to be working with Aberdeen to make this research available to network operators.”

The Aberdeen Group report is based on data collected from more than 200 enterprise network managers in 2010. To access a copy of the Aberdeen report, visit http://blog.exinda.com/special-report–2011-wan-acceleration-state-of-the-market-/.

About Exinda

Exinda is a proven global supplier of WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration products. The Exinda Unified Performance Management (UPM) solution encompasses application visibility, control, optimization and intelligent acceleration – all within a single network appliance that is affordable and easy to manage. Founded in 2002, Exinda is headquartered in Andover, MA and has established regional offices in Canada and the United Kingdom to support the growing global demand for its products and services. Exinda is a 100% channel business with products being distributed by a worldwide network of solution partners who offer local support and services. For more information, please visit http://www.exinda.com.

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