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Packeteer® Introduces PacketShaper® 9500 -- Highly Scalable Addition To Leading Application Traffic Management System

  • 15 April, 2004 16:58

<p>~ Newest Addition to PacketShaper® Product Line Enables Application-Layer Visibility and Control at WAN Speeds up to 500 Mbps ~</p>
<p>MELBOURNE, Australia -- April 15, 2004 -- Packeteer®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKTR), a leading provider of Application Traffic Management systems, today announced availability of the PacketShaper® 9500, a highly-scalable traffic management system offering application-layer visibility and control of more than 500 applications at speeds up to 500Mbps full-duplex or 1Gbps asymmetric.</p>
<p>The new platform also features data compression at speeds up to 45Mbps and automatically establishes and manages as many as 300 compression tunnels to other compression-enabled Packeteer devices.</p>
<p>Packeteer delivers an Application Traffic Management system via intelligent appliances at the LAN/WAN interface. This helps enterprises maximise IT investments by aligning network applications and resources with business needs, and providing significant cost savings in the process.</p>
<p>The Packeteer system protects and accelerates key business applications and controls malicious, recreational and other non-business traffic.</p>
<p>"Application performance is affected by bandwidth, latency and emerging application architectures. In many cases, throwing bandwidth at the problem is not the optimum solution," said Mark Fabbi, vice-president of research at Gartner. "By taking advantage of WAN optimisation techniques, enterprises can deliver a WAN solution that reduces costs, improves application performance and reduces deployment complexity in at least 95 percent of situations."</p>
<p>The PacketShaper 9500 is designed to operate at 500Mbps with 175,000 new flows per minute. This allows large enterprises, educational institutions and other organisations with large volumes of traffic to ensure efficient, reliable performance of mission-critical applications over large WAN and Internet links.</p>
<p>It may also be configured for service providers that have many users and multiple links, operating at 400Mbps full-duplex with 600,000 new flows per minute.</p>
<p>The PacketShaper 9500 features optional copper and fiber gigabit LAN interfaces and dual hot swappable power supplies. It is also XML and CGI compliant and integrates seamlessly with third-party management products including Aprisma Spectrum, BMC Patrol, Concord eHealth, HP Openview, IBM Tivoli, InfoVista and Micromuse Netcool.</p>
<p>"The 9500 meets a need that would have been difficult to anticipate a few years ago," said Peter Owen, Territory Manager for Packeteer Australia and New Zealand. "The growth of processing power, applications, users and other factors dictates that our customer use very large links to connect their networks to the outside world. The PacketShaper 9500 ensures that mission-critical applications running over those connections, even at gigabit speed, are getting the bandwidth they need."</p>
<p>The PacketShaper 9500 is available for immediate purchase. Pricing ranges from $32,000 to $78,000 depending on capabilities and interfaces employed. Australian distributors are Express Data and LAN Systems.</p>
Based in Cupertino, Calif., Packeteer® (NASDAQ: PKTR) is a leading provider of Application Traffic Management solutions that enable businesses to gain visibility and control of networked applications, extend network resources and align application performance with business priorities. For service providers, Packeteer systems provide a platform for delivering application-intelligent network services that control quality of service, expand revenue opportunities and offer compelling differentiation.</p>
<p>The company's products are sold through more than 100 resellers, distributors and system integrators in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit the company's web site at</p>
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<p>US Safe Harbor Clause
The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding Packeteer's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Forward-looking statements include express or implied statements regarding future revenues and profitability, spending levels by existing and prospective customers, new product development, liquidity and macro economic conditions. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to Packeteer as of the date hereof. Packeteer assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors including the perceived need for our products, our ability to convince potential customers of our value proposition, the costs of competitive solutions, continued capital spending by prospective customers and macro economic conditions. These and other risks relating to Packeteer's business are set forth in Packeteer's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2004, and Packeteer's Form 10-Qs and other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</p>
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Chris Bowes
Bowes Communications
Phone: 02 9387 2332</p>

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