Exinda Edge WAN Optimization Solution Powers Today's Dynamic Learning Network

Exinda, a global provider of next-generation WAN optimization and application assurance solutions, today announced the first solution specifically designed to assure the performance of the Learning Network — networks at schools, colleges, and universities that must meet the academic requirements of their institution as well as the social interaction of the students that study, live, and play within it.

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With the introduction of the Education Application Pack for Exinda Edge designed specifically for the Learning Network, educational facilities can now balance both optimization and containment of the myriad types of traffic that cross their networks — whether that be academic (e.g., Blackboard), collaborative (e.g., Moodle), social (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), streaming (e.g., YouTube, Netflix) or administrative. The Education Application Pack contains 142 targeted, Layer 7 application signatures that help focus network resources intelligently where they are needed most. Exinda is the first and only company on the market to take this strategic application approach to WAN Optimization.

“Organizations are reporting that the lack of application-level visibility is one of the key challenges for managing WAN performance,” said Bojan Simic, president of TRAC Research. “Exinda’s targeted Application Packs are an innovative way to ensure optimal quality of user experience and align IT with business goals.”

Exinda Edge is a WAN Optimization 2.0 solution that integrates WAN Optimization and Application Assurance technologies into a single suite. Building on the belief that different types of networks have different “personalities” as defined by both the users that access it and the applications that ride over it, Exinda has created a series of application packs for Exinda Edge containing collections of Layer 7 application signatures that speak to the personality of the specific network type. Exinda Edge delivers actionable performance insights, policy-based service level assurance, and profile-driven application optimization in an easy-to-use package across a variety of powerful hardware and virtual appliances.

“Traditional approaches for network optimization — expansion, acceleration and quality of service (QoS) — simply fail in an educational environment because they do not take into account the personality of the Learning Network or the profile of the user consuming bandwidth,” said Nolan Rosen, Chief Marketing Officer at Exinda. “In a Learning Network, it’s critical for network administrators to know what application is being used, who is using it, and why they are using it. That consistent insight — powered by Exinda Edge — can help to contribute to an ongoing balance between learning and social applications.”

To learn more about Exinda Edge and the Education Application Pack, visit www1.exinda.com/education/. Visit Exinda in Booth #441 at the 2012 Campus Technology show July 16-19 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

About Exinda

Exinda is a proven global supplier of next-generation WAN optimization solutions that provide application and user experience assurance. Today, 6 million students rely on the Exinda Learning Network worldwide because more than 700 educational institutions have turned to Exinda Edge to assure application performance, improve the end-user experience, contain recreational applications and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive. For more information, please visit http://www.exinda.com.