September 3, 2008

Array Networks Introduces AppVelocity 5200 Application Delivery Controllers With Application Specific Acceleration

Array Networks Inc., a global leader in enterprise secure application delivery, today launched its AppVelocity (APV) 5200 application delivery controllers that supports up to 500,000 concurrent SSL Connections in a compact 2U box. APV 5200 delivers advanced local and global load balancing at Layers 2-7 with built-in application specific acceleration which reduces overall IT infrastructure costs while improving user productivity.

APV 5200 dramatically improves the end-user experience by cutting response time by 50% or more. Caching, compression, and TCP connection multiplexing are optimized for small, dynamic, hot content - making it the ideal platform for delivering Web 2.0 applications. It also provides dual 10 Gigabit interface options and fast CRL support helps SSL certificate processing, and the ability to handle huge certificate revocation lists with low latency.

"Large enterprises are running a large number of applications to support employees, third-parties and customers. Poor performance can easily impact business and revenue opportunities," said Robin Layland, Analyst at Layland Consulting. "By integrating application optimization as well as access security, APV 5200 enables enterprises to proactively manage networks therefore increasing overall productivity and avoiding performance problems."

Similar to other products in Array's APV line, APV 5200 utilizes an environmentally-friendly platform which reduces power and space costs. It uses 60% less power than other solutions, reduces the server footprint by 40% and the network's bandwidth by 30%, thereby reducing overall data center power use. This results in delivering powerful ROI in six months.

"Today enterprises need a solution for high application acceleration performance with secure access to make the best of their networks," said Sunil Cherian, vice president of product marketing for Array Networks, "APV 5200 improves the availability, performance and security of enterprise applications and web sites while reducing cost and complexity in the data center."

APV 5200 provides Certificate Authorities (CA) and client certificates ensuring identity-based access and authorization which is an ideal solution when accessing banking, stock trading and e-commerce applications. APV 5200 provides a new hardware port dedicated for sub-second failover and recovery as well as flexible port configurations of copper or fiber ports. It also integrates extensive access control lists (ACL) and network address translation (NAT).

About Array Networks

Founded in 2000, Array Networks is a global leader in enterprise secure application delivery and universal access solutions for rapidly growing SSL VPN and application acceleration markets. More than 2,500 customers worldwide including enterprises, service providers, government and vertical organizations in healthcare, finance, insurance and education rely on Array to provide anytime, anywhere secure and optimized access. Industry leaders including Deloitte, Red Herring, and Frost and Sullivan have recognized Array as a market and technology leader.