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Expand Networks Cited as a Leader by Independent Research Firm in Latest WAN Optimisation Market Report

  • 11 November, 2009 10:00

<p>Expand Networks www.expand.com, a leader in optimising WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualisation, today announced that leading independent research firm, Forrester Research Inc., has cited Expand as a ‘Leader’ in its latest research report ‘The Forrester Wave™: WAN Optimization, Q4 2009’. The report, authored by Chris Silva, was published on 10th November 2009 and rates vendors based on current product offering, strategy and market presence.</p>
<p>Expand Networks was positioned amongst the highest scoring vendors across the three evaluation criteria to be named a ‘Leader’ in the overall result. Expand Networks earned the highest scores for management and usability, as well as architecture. With a total configuration time of 66 seconds, Expand tied with another leading vendor for appliance deployment time.</p>
<p>According to the report, ‘Expand offers excellent support for virtualised environments and nontraditional deployment scenarios such as those dependant on satellite-based WAN links. The vendor has pursued multiple device provider partnerships in the satellite space. Expand has excellent optimisation architecture – offering multiple levels of transparency with or without tunneling, including all IP Layer 3 solutions and Layer 4 capabilities – storage architecture, client integration, and deployment architecture, earning it a top spot in current architecture offerings.”</p>
<p>Adam Davison, VP Corporate Sales &amp; Marketing at Expand Networks, comments, “We are delighted to be recognised as a leader by Forrester. Our product portfolio, technology direction and business strategy is in tune with market needs as organisations look toward next generation WAN Optimisation technologies, such as Expand’s, as a key enabler to many of today’s high profile IT initiatives including IT consolidation, centralisation and virtualisation . Our focus on enabling branch offices and remote workforces to take advantage of these initiatives demands a solution that is feature rich yet easy to deploy, manage and use.”</p>
<p>The report is available at: http://www.expand.com/forrester2009</p>

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