Exinda and CotentKeeper Collaborate

CANBERRA, Australia and ANDOVER, MA – ContentKeeper Technologies, a leading provider of scalable and fault tolerant Web filtering and security solutions, has teamed up with Exinda, a global provider of WAN optimization solutions, to deliver a unique and comprehensive, Internet filtering, protocol and bandwidth management solution that makes it easy for organizations to tune their network and Internet usage based firmly on the business classification of traffic rather than just the traditional network based protocols management offered by most vendors. The solution is available immediately from ContentKeeper® Technologies authorized partners.

The one-box solution combines a virtual instance of Exinda’s ExOS WAN Optimization software, running within a virtualized services instance on ContentKeeper’s powerful enterprise-level Web Security Gateway (CK-WSG) technology platform and patented collaborative filtering process. The powerful joint solution will enable greater visibility and control over network traffic, allowing enterprises to reduce non-business related activity, accelerate data and application access for users. It also adds powerful tools to help secure corporate networks and information from Web-based threats.

Exinda’s ExOS 5.4 technology, which is optimized to run on standard x86 hardware and current virtualization platforms, integrates readily with ContentKeeper’s Web Security Gateway platform. The solution is designed to fit easily and transparently into existing network infrastructures, drastically simplifying deployment. Exinda’s intelligent architecture allows appliances running Exinda to recognize one another, share configuration settings and automatically sync with each other to accelerate traffic and improve network efficiency.

The solution will provide visibility and control over networks from a business usage orientated angle, allowing organizations to make improved business decisions based on instantaneous feedback. Exinda’s Unified Performance Management (UPM) solution integrates advanced, best-of-breed visibility, traffic-shaping, protocol management and WAN optimization technologies into a single appliance designed to improve network productivity. The ContentKeeper Web Security Gateway, supported by the real-time, proactive detection and analysis capabilities of ContentKeeper’s 24-hour Internet Defense Operations Center (CK-IDOC), enables organizations to enforce Acceptable Usage Policies and secure the network from Web-based threats. Management of the solution is made simple through a unified management console.

With many organizations considering costly bandwidth upgrades to resolve existing problems with the performance of networks and applications, the new combined solution is timely. It will allow organizations to eliminate a large proportion of non-business related traffic from the network, amounting to huge savings and removing the need for bandwidth upgrades. It is also expected to assist in reducing current bandwidth use, leading to productivity improvements for users by boosting the performance of critical applications and reducing non-business related Internet use.

“Many of our mutual customers are actively encouraging the integration of multiple platforms with complementary functions for reduced operating cost with greater efficiency. This trend speaks to the pain points that companies — large and small — have been feeling over the past decade,” said Michael Sharma, CEO Exinda. “In the past, many of our customers have purchased two separate appliances for the branch office – one for web and content filtering, another for application visibility, reporting and shaping. This solution eliminates yet another box, simplifying the network and reducing the costs.”

“The combined offering allows comprehensive management of network traffic based on the ‘business versus non business’ classification of the actual content within the traffic streams,” said David Wigley, CEO ContentKeeper. “With this offer, we are able to leverage virtualization in order to add internet bandwidth management, QoS controls and social application controls at the Internet Gateway to our existing web filtering and security solution.”

About ContentKeeper® Technologies

ContentKeeper Technologies specializes in scalable, fault-tolerant enterprise strength Web gateway security solutions to help organizations Monitor, Manage, Control and Secure corporate Internet resources. Using its unique, patented technology Closed Loop Collaborative Filtering™, ContentKeeper’s revolutionary Internet content filter is the leading choice for large and complex clients due to its scalability and ease of use and administration. It offers simplicity and manageability without compromising on performance.

The company continues to concentrate its Research and Development efforts on developing their extensive product range, with the vision of maintaining leadership in the IT Security industry. For more information about ContentKeeper Technologies, click here.

About Exinda®

Exinda is a proven global supplier of WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration products. We have installed and maintained network deployments that exceed 1,000 devices. The company has helped over 1,500 organizations in 55 countries worldwide to reduce network operating costs and ensure consistent application performance over the WAN. 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 established regional offices in Canada and the United Kingdom to support the growing global demand for its products and services. Exinda also invests heavily in ongoing Research and Development, which operates in our Melbourne, Australia facilities.

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 our website.