Network Appliance offers full layer 7 network management.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to manage enterprises' core networks, Exinda 6720 runs from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps and supports 1 million application connections. Utilizing detailed application layer information, including individual users and URLs, Layer 7 functionality helps make efficient traffic management decisions to prioritize critical business applications. Device can manage high flux of sessions being added and dropped from enterprise network without adding latency to network applications.

Original Press Release:

New Exinda 6720 Appliance Offers High Speed Layer 7 Traffic Management for Data Centers at Industry's Best Price

SEATTLE, Feb. 7 -- Exinda Networks today introduced its new Exinda 6720, the industry's first appliance for enterprises' core networks that combines full layer 7 network management functionality at high speeds with the lowest price among competitive products.

The Exinda 6720 runs from 100 Megabits per second to 1 Gigabit per second and supports 1 million application connections. The 6720 reduces network costs by requiring fewer network management appliances at the data center. The Exinda 6720 offers superior wide area network (WAN) traffic optimization over competitive appliances that optimize traffic at the network (layer 3) and transport (layer 4) layers. The Exinda 6720's layer 7 functionality utilizes detailed application layer information, including individual users and URLs, to make the most efficient traffic management decisions to prioritize critical business applications over less critical and recreational applications.

Exinda 6720's Powerful Processing Adds No Latency to Network Applications

The Exinda 6720 is robust in its ability to manage a high flux of sessions being continually added and dropped from the enterprise network. It operates at gigabit speeds while maintaining layer 7 New Connection Rate (L7NCR) of over 300,000 new connections per minute. Its powerful processing capability means there is no effect on application latency.

"Exinda recognizes that the ability to manage network traffic at layer 7 is critical for today's network environment," said Con Nikolouzakis, Exinda's executive director. "The Exinda 6720 utilizes layer 7 information for the most intelligent traffic classification and prioritization. With its powerful processing capabilities, network managers can rest assured that the Exinda 6720 fully optimizes the network."

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the Exinda 6720 ranges from $24,900 to $39,900 (U.S. Dollars) for speeds from 100 Megabits per second to 1 Gigabit per second. Exinda's pricing is 50 percent below some competitive appliances that run at gigabit speeds. The product will be shipping at the end of March 2006.

Exinda Networks partnered with Sensory Networks, a leading OEM provider of network acceleration technology, to deliver this significantly faster new appliance. The new Exinda 6720 appliance will be part of the Sensory Networks exhibit (booth # 1923) at the RSA Conference from February 13-17, 2006, in San Jose, California.

"We are pleased to partner with Exinda and bring to market the first network monitoring and optimization appliance powered by Sensory Networks' NodalCore(R) acceleration technology," said Matt Barrie, chief executive officer of Sensory Networks. "Our NodalCore(R) C-2000 PCI accelerator card enables security appliances to achieve market leading performance and accuracy."

The Exinda 6720 complements the entire Exinda product family. In a typical enterprise network, the Exinda 6720 would provide high speed network management of the core infrastructure while the Exinda 4700 would manage the distribution network from the mid-to-large size branch offices and the Exinda 1700 serves the needs of the small branch offices.

About Exinda Networks
Exinda Networks is a global supplier of intelligent application traffic management systems for enterprise, government and service provider clients. Founded in 2003, Exinda's mission is to ensure predictable network performance, maximize network productivity and reduce network operating costs. Exinda solutions have been deployed in over 15 countries. Exinda's 4700 appliance received ZDnet's Technology & Business magazine's 2005 Editor's Choice Award for ease of use and excellence in traffic monitoring and reporting. Exinda's award winning technology is available by contacting leading resellers or Exinda directly. Exinda's research and development offices are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. For more information, visit .

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