Exinda's Unified Performance Management Solution Optimizes Network

Recently Exinda, a provider of WAN optimization solutions that incorporates unified performance management, was selected by the Eira High School to help improve control and visibility across the school’s IT infrastructure.

Eira High School is located in Helsinki, Finland and the school’s Gigabit Ethernet network and 370 workstations were originally designed to serve 2,500 students. The school selected the 6760 Series WAN Optimization Appliance to prioritize applications on its network, identify problem users and accelerate WAN performance.

“We have some problematic students who prefer spending time online to have fun instead of attending classes and studying,” said Göran Strömstén, IT manager at Eira High School, in a statement. “We wanted a way to be able to identify these users immediately and to control how they used our network.”

School authorities were searching for a solution that would enable them to better analyze network utilization at the application and user level. This way, the school could optimize bandwidth for the applications and users they prioritize.

The unified performance management solution from Exinda provided Eira High School with a solution that ensures that the network is secure and available for both administrative and educational purpose. The solution also allowed the school to ensure priority bandwidth services for its VoIP system and key administrative and educational applications.

Furthermore, Exinda’s WAN optimization solution with unified performance management functionality also helped the school increase network efficiency, identify problem students who have shared passwords with unauthorized users and quickly pinpoint which user or application is exceeding the stipulated bandwidth limit.

Exinda’s appliance edge cache was easily leveraged to streamline Internet and website access for frequently used content. The cache process reduces the burden on the network because it collects all popular content streamed over the network. When the demand arises, the content is served from the cache, eliminating the need to be delivered over the network every time.

“The Exinda system gave us better visibility into our network, better control over it, and it was easier to use than the other systems we evaluated,” said Strömstén. “We have also achieved an increase in overall network efficiency, an ability to identify students who shared passwords with other unauthorized users, and the ability to see at a glance whether any user or application was using an inappropriate amount of bandwidth.”

In another recent company development, Exinda announced it has appointed Bytes Systems Integration as a national reseller in South Africa. This decision follows Exinda’s recent expansion in South Africa and the enormous customer interest that the company has received in the region.